Author: davidadas

Final Project: CCA Extension

For my final project, I hope to continue work on Colossal Campus Adventure. Aside from extending the story and mechanics further (e.g. new rooms, new inventory system, added syntax, etc) I intend to blend the current platform with features from other Electronic Literature genres. More specifically, I’d like to add hypertext and hyperlinks to support the game structure. The idea…

The Face Behind the Façade

We’ve recently been discussing Façade’s unique meta-media approach to Electronic Literature (as well as its very…  permutable platform).  Yet, to be quite honest, I feel very underwhelmed by our conversations thus far.  Perhaps it’s just me, but I feel there is still so much to say with regard to Façade’s brilliant execution. Whether or not you define Façade as an Interactive Story, a game, or…

Interactive Fiction: How Usable?

In a previous blog entry, I discussed the issue of canonizing Interactive Fiction.  Although we may never fully agree on what should be and what shouldn’t be considered Interactive Fiction, I had concluded at the time of my writing that a reasonable definition was any text-based game with a focus on writing over mechanics. But as I began working on…

The “Colossal Campus Adventure”!

As many of you already know, I developed my own platform for the “Creative Project” assignment.  I realize it may seem like I’m trying to show off here, but it was quite honestly faster to use a programming language I already knew than to learn an entirely new platform.  In doing so, my hope was to have more time to…

Canonizing Interactive Fiction…

Reading over some of our blog posts for this semester, I noticed a common struggle to define and label Electronic Literature.  More specifically, we’ve been delving into a great wealth of popular culture in an attempt to place our favorite media under the E-lit flag. Now, there is certainly nothing with this.  In fact, it’s exciting to see people look…

they are evil…

In our discussions in class on this blog, we have talked in some detail about the different perspectives Donna Leishman’s “Red Riding Hood”  presents.  More specifically, we have focused on the apparent feminist perspective that Leishman’s Interactive Fiction seems to take.  I will freely admit now that I continued to play through Red Riding Hood even after the assignment was due…

Our conversation about Zork and Post-Ironic Beardcore lead me to consider posting this.  Let me forewarn you, this is the epitome of nerdy.  Only the most hardcore of hardcore nerds should consider watching this lest you suffer…  one of our…  nerd diseases? Either way, I hope you enjoy.  Oh, and I would not advise watching this in the dark.  You will…

E-Literature Gaming

For most people, reading a book and playing a video game are two very separate activities.  In fact, more often than not we are encouraged to do the former in lieu of the latter.  While there is certainly merit in reading more tangible literature, I cannot help but question the value of books within games. Yes, that’s right, I said…

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