Artist creates adventure game that takes place entirely on Twitter

Choose your path wisely.


Gabe Bergado

Internet Culture

Published Oct 22, 2015   Updated May 27, 2021, 6:37 pm CDT

Take a break from sliding into your crush’s DMs or tweeting at your favorite celebrities and instead check out this clever project from pixel artist @leyawn.

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The genius behind the fat bird from Yoshi’s Island now brings us Leon, an adventure game that lives on Twitter as a network of accounts that represent each stage of the game. Think of it like those Goosebumps books where you’d get to choose your next move—but whenever you’d be turning to a certain page, you’re clicking on the URL to another Twitter page that holds the outcome of whatever path you choose.

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Leyawn introduced the game on Wednesday with a tweet that links to the first stage of the adventure.

It opens like your typical video game, with several GIFs that serve as introduction slides.

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If you’re one of those people that forgoes the plot of a video game and repeatedly taps the A button until you can get to the playing, you can rush to the tweet on @leonscoolgame.

We won’t give you any more answers, though—the journey is up to you! But we will let you know that there are choices that will lead you to an early demise.

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Good luck!

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Illustration by Tiffany Pai

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*First Published: Oct 22, 2015, 12:51 pm CDT