Category: Blog

Are you hiding anything? Let’s find out.

Ever wish to be a hacker? In Hackers Quest, you can play as a hacker to uncover people’s dark secrets. This game was released in July of 2015 and can be downloaded and played on both Apple and Android products. Konya Kristen is the artist behind this fun and addicting game and sadly I could not find out more about…

A New Language? You Lingot it!

For many people, learning a new language can be a hassle if it’s not incorporated into our everyday lives. Taking a language course through school can be either a hit or a miss depending on how the individual learns best. There are so many variables to consider when learning a language in class, including: the teacher, the way it’s taught,…

Pugs & Romance

I want you to picture this: You go to a speed dating event. You sit down and wait for it to start only to learn all your potential partners are pugs. Best situation or Best situation? George Batchelor’s Hot Date puts you right in the middle of this scenario, matching you up with various precious pugs to chat with. Each pug…

Stranded: Can You Escape the Beach?

Interactive Fiction can take many forms, from being the very simple Zork (though the gameplay is anything but simple) in terms of technological advancement to the text adventure I’m going to introduce you all to today:  Beached!  This version of the game is in its early stages, posted on the Interactive Fiction Database for feedback so minor bugs could be worked…

One time a video game did depression right!

Warning: This post discusses themes of depression and suicide.  So, here’s a thing about video games: Typically, they suck at mental illness. Nine times out of ten you pick up a game that has mental illness in it and the involvement boils down to, “Crazy people with knives try to knife you, isn’t that scary???”  Frankly? No. It isn’t scary.…

Open Sorcery: Some People Just Want to Watch the World Burn

Open Sorcery by Abigail Corfman is a science fiction interactive fiction game made with Twine and was published on May 5, 2016. The game follows the development of an “Elemental Firewall” (a creature described as being made of magic and C++ code), created by the characters Decker and Janet, as it protects a variety of people and places from harmful spirits. The player guides…

Interactive Storytelling: The Walking Dead

We are currently in an age where interactive stories are becoming increasingly popular. Every year new mainstream media TV shows, movies, and comics are becoming part of the interactive storytelling world. A good starting point in entering this world and learning about interactive storytelling (in my opinion) is the first season of TellTale’s The Walking Dead game. The Walking Dead (which…

Pieces of a Wunderkammer

  I found Juliet Davis’s Pieces of Herself through the Electronic Literature Collection (volume 3) I selected it because it reminded me of Shelly Jackson’s My Body a Wunderkammer (MBW). Pieces of herself was made in 2003-2005, so I think it is certainly possible it was inspired by the work of Shelly Jackson. Both have similarities in that they are…

Choose Your Own Youtube Adventure!

Interactive Fiction games are fun in their own way, but what about an interactive video? I’m not just talking about when a youtuber says, “Click here to subscribe!” But rather, Youtube videos that give you choices within a story. These interactive videos are similar to ‘Chose Your Own Adventure’ books, but include the element of a visual, similar to a…

Finding My Body

Pieces of Herself by Juliet Davis Pieces of Herself is about the journey this woman took to find herself or to find her own identity. The theme identity is clearly found on the entry screen. It states “Her friends said she needed to “find” herself. And sure enough, when she found pieces of herself everywhere…” This poem tells a story about…

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