Last summer in August, Choices launched with three titles -- The Freshman, The Crown & The Flame, and Most Wanted. They represented three distinct genres, each an experiment with what was possible for different styles of storytelling in our game. From the start, Choices was envisioned as a sort of bookstore with an ever-growing selection of books spanning different genres.
Since then, Choices has grown, adding quite a few more books to its shelves. But what happened to Most Wanted? Good question. This is what I can tell you right now:
You'll meet Sam and Dave again. The story will continue. Most Wanted ended on a cliffhanger, and like you, I really want to know what happened to [insert major spoiler here]. I've definitely asked the Most Wanted writers before, but no dice, it has remained a well-kept secret. (Usually, I can get spoilers out of the writers. The finale of Endless Summer: Book 2 is going to blow your mind, just FYI.)
While there are plans to continue Most Wanted, we don't know when the story will come off hiatus. Before Choices launched, our focus was on adding to the game's book selection. To do that, senior writers from each of the first three books were assigned new books to lead. Senior writers are our most experienced writers, and they know how to get new books off the ground. The Most Wanted team in particular was made up entirely of senior writers. Since last summer, the Most Wanted writers have gone on to lead Endless Summer, LoveHacks, and other unannounced projects, where their knack for mystery, comedy, and vivid characterization come into play once again.
As Choices grows, we've grappled with how exactly to balance our current books with brand new ones. That balance is something we're still working on, and we're grateful that all of you have stuck with us throughout, sending us encouraging messages and tweeting hilarious gifs come Wednesday. (I haven't seen this much Spongebob since middle school.)
To sum up: Most Wanted is on hiatus right now, but it isn't forgotten. It will always be near and dear to us, and we plan to return to the story. When it continues, we don't want to, as Tyler from The Freshman would say, half-butt it. We want to do things right. That means it may be a while, but I promise it'll be worth the wait.
So what's happening now? The teams behind each Choices book are busy with the new chapters you see released every week and other books that are works-in-progress. It's always great to hear from all of you, and we truly appreciate your feedback. Because of awesome fans like you, we have plans for books with more main character customization options and all-new storylines. This summer is going to be an exciting one!
If you're loving Choices and want to see more of it, keep playing and tell your friends! Your overwhelming support, incredible fanart, positive comments, and yes, laugh-out-loud gifs are what motivates and inspires us. We've got big plans for the future, and we hope you'll be right there with us.
And if you want to get in contact - to just say hi, give us your feedback, or ask questions - there are several ways to do that (here's a quick summary). The two best ways are via the Choices app, or messaging us on Facebook. We love hearing what you have to say and getting to know all of you. Weeks later, I am still amazed that one fan named her baby after an Endless Summer character (like, whoa, that's cool).
When I write these posts or respond to fans, I find myself saying thank you over and over again -- and it always feels right. After all, you are what makes all of this possible. So thank you for reading, and thank you for playing Choices! Until next time...