Author: dpreas

Not just a Night in the Woods

About a month back, I started seeing many let’s play channels on YouTube playing the same game. All of the thumbnails for these videos had a simply drawn, anthropomorphic cat in them. I thought this cat character looked cute, so I clicked on one of the videos and began to watch. I ended up watching all thirty-four episodes, waiting patiently…

Olly Olly Oxenfree

Go to the App store on your phone and search for Oxenfree. You will see an icon with a cartoon girl with Blue hair on it. This is Alex and she is your window into this game. You control what she says, where she goes, and how her night on an old, nearly forgotten island, ends. You join Alex, her…

E. E. Cummings Poetry in Full Bloom

In The Sweet Old Etcetera, Alison Clifford has taken the very visual poetry of E. E. Cummings, and has painted a picture with it. The cool thing about this painting, though is you get to see her paint it, and you even get to help. While there are no actual paintbrushes, there are hypertexts that you get to click that…

The Game Behind the Game

Jason Nelson’s Game, Game, Game, and Again Game is a piece of electronic literature presented as a game. It resembles games such as Super Mario or Donkey Kong, but Nelson himself calls it poetry. He describes it as “ a digital poem, retro-game, and anti-design statement and a personal exploration of the artist’s changing worldview lens. In this piece of…

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