Author: jpipan

Prisoner, Pirate, or Pariah? Linearity and The Treasure Seekers of Lady Luck

The galactic expanse beyond our planet is seemingly limitless, and so the human imagination considers anything beyond our solar system to be utterly fantastic and almost beyond comprehension in its expansiveness. This is where the inherent linearity of interactive fiction intersects with reality; within the scope of The Treasure Seekers of Lady Luck by Christopher Brendel (hosted on Choice of Games), the…

I am Fire. I am Death. Or something like that…

Before I found Choice of the Dragon by Dan Fabulich and Adam Strong-Morse, my experience with dragons was entirely objective. I had read about dragons in popular fantasy works, including (but not limited to) The Hobbit and Eragon. I had never been one, and that was perhaps the most profound element of this work of electronic fiction. The most recent Hobbit movies inspired in me a…

Get SLAMMED!: The Squared Circle of Interactive Fiction

SLAMMED! is an interactive novel by Paolo Chikiamco, a creator of interactive fiction affiliated with Choice of Games. Weighing in at 250,000 words, SLAMMED! immediately stands out in the genre because of its subject matter: professional wrestling. I can’t recall reading any interactive fiction about professional wrestling before, so SLAMMED! was the logical choice when I was instructed to find and blog about something new…

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