Developer Darned Socks has just released their kid-friendly interactive fiction novel Loose Strands. Available on iPad and Android tablets, Loose Strands is a choose your own adventure fantasy novel that definitely plays on a serious Lemony Snicket/Don’t Starve vibe.
Loose Strands tells the story of Roland Bartholomew Dexter the Third, a young boy whose whole world revolves around the Barbershop he calls home. Fittingly, the game plays on elements of hair. Inside the world itself, everything is made of hair from the outfits the characters wear to the places they sleep. The story tends to fall in the realm of traditional teen lit with boy meets girl, boy discovers more about the outside world.
The first chapters are available for free on the Google Play and App store, and the game requires an iPad 2 or higher to play and is only available for tablets. Loose Strands is rated for 9 years old and higher.