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Artist creates adventure game that takes place entirely on Twitter

Choose your path wisely.


Gabe Bergado

Internet Culture

Posted on Oct 22, 2015   Updated on 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.

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.

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.

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.

Good luck!

Illustration by Tiffany Pai

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