Spotlight: Welcome To Sand Hands

This will be a brief shout out. There’s a site called Botnik which has this really cool system where you feed it text files and it becomes a virtual keyboard where you can mix around the words to make your own story. It’s really fun and I have had a hand in it. You might have already heard of it with “Harry Potter and the Portrait of What Looked Like a Large Pile of Ash”. That was made by feeding the system Harry Potter books.

In a way, it’s like having those three words that appear on your phone when you text someone, only this time it knows stuff like Shakespeare. Anyways, today’s focus is gonna be on their new book: Welcome to Sand Hands. If you remember Goosebumps, then you might remember the “Give Yourself Goosebumps” series, which is essentially the Choose Your Own Adventure line, but with that R. L. Stein aesthetic.

As it isn’t your ordinary gamebook, I won’t be covering it lest I put out major spoilers, as it’s essentially a book with alternating paths, but I do recommend you guys have a read. This was made with fusing all the other Give Yourself Goosebumps books and the result is a nice puree of horrors.

Halloween may be over, but fear doesn’t end.