Choice of Games is considering updating the user interface (UI) of ChoiceScript to make it more beautiful and fun to play.
Today, our UI is intended to look like a e-reader, like the Kindle or iBooks app. These apps aren’t shockingly beautiful to look at; they mostly don’t present any UI at all except the words themselves.
But, for example, maybe we should stop doing that, and adopt a “skeuomorphic” design. For example, we could make the background look more like wood-pulp paper, or, if it’s a science-fiction game, make the screen look like a computer terminal.
Have you seen especially good-looking gamebooks, e-readers, or online magazines? What made them look so good, in your opinion? Even better if you can post links to games, apps, and/or just screenshots.
(Or should we just leave it alone, and stay simple?)
Here are a few of the items I’m looking at.