Author: gothamscribe

The Kombat of Superhero Fighting Games

One of the most critically lampooned video games in recent memory is the ambitious but failed Mortal Kombat vs. The DC Universe. It was an attempt to appeal to both fans of the hyper-violent and melodramatic fighting game series, the fans of the comic book characters. The game feels phoned in, an incomplete and unsatisfactory attempt to blend the violence…

All Fun and Games: How Interactive Electronic Literature has Influenced the Video Gaming World, by Jake Black

Games such as The Wolf Among Us and The Walking Dead have been used as discussions and examples as the genre of Interactive Fiction and Literary Games bridging into the mass market of video games. Both games (published by Telltale Games) are interactive games, both stories revolving completely around the decisions made by the player, with several different outcomes and…

Supergaming- The Renaissance of Superhero and Comic Book Games, by Jake Black

One of the most personal and enjoyable parts of being a superhero fan, of being someone who crouches over glossy pages of cheesy dialogue, action, and capes, is imagining oneself as the hero. It’s the beauty of comic books, to be invested in these characters and live vicariously through their adventures, heartbreaks, and triumphs. I think this fantasy is what…

The Typewriter Strikes Back: An analysis of Brian Kim Stefans “Star Wars, One Letter at a Time” by Jake Black

Brian Kim Stefans’ “Star Wars, One Letter at a Time” is a daunting piece of Electronic Literature, a flash program which retypes the entirety of the original screenplay for “A New Hope” letter by letter. Every single letter of every single famous line of dialogue, every character introduction, every Vader breath and lightsaber activation. Accompanying every flash of letters (and…

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