Author: Jess Reingold

Into the Woods to Rescue Them

The Fairy Woods: A Game of Rescue, or Not “Someone dear to you has disappeared into the dangerous woods of the fairy realm, and you’re already on your way to save them…” The Fairy Woods by Andrea M Corbin (@rosencrantz) is an interactive hypertext fiction piece that has nine possible endings and various character combinations. You can choose your character,…

"Today is Lemonade" by Ingrid Ankerson

Lemons, Sugar, and Water

Ingrid Ankerson along with Megan Sapnar Ankerson co-founded the digital arts and poetry journal Poems that Go.  “Today is Lemonade” by Ingrid Ankerson is a piece of digital poetry from 2000. This digital poem is a silent video that has simple animation that goes along with the lines of the poem. “Today is Lemonade” overall could be seen as a…

That’s So FLY

Life of Fly by Alan Bigelow was on the shortlist for the winner of the main prize for the 2014 New Media Writing Prize. It is an untraditional interactive fiction in that the reader does not have to enter in commands to continue, but instead uses the spacebar or arrow keys for navigation throughout the story. However, there are interactive…

Warning: May Cause Claustrophobia

You Find Yourself in a Room is a psychological, puzzle, interactive fiction piece written and coded by Eli Piilonen (2DArray) that features music by David Carney, and was published in December of 2010. As described on the first page, “You Find Yourself in a Room” (YFYIAR) is a game that slowly realizes it hates you. Not only do you have to figure out how…

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