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Detectiveland – The life of a private eye

This game is called Detectiveland, in it, you are the private investigator, Lanson Rose, it is your job to help solve the different cases. You talked to various suspects and different clients with issues. You do so by selecting the different options given to you on the right side. It is an interactive story, so it is keyboardless unlike a…

The Red Room: Inkubus

Inkubus is a first-person coming of age horror game. It was created in 2014 by DreamingMethods and shows the player a peak of what might actually be behind the computer screen. You start out as a grounded teenage girl in your bedroom.  The color scheme of the game is very ominous as almost everything is red and black. Strait ahead…

You’ll never believe what they sent you!

Love reading outrageous stories? Yarn is a chat fiction application created by Science Mobile, LLC. This interactive fiction app allows you to read dramatic stories that build suspense and occasionally have cliff hanger endings. The hanger allows you to imagine countless endings. There are multiple highly addicting stories that range for funny to horror. Each story simulates a conversation via iMessage…

Changing the Otome World?

On a previous post, I talked about Otome games and how they are an interesting form of electronic literature. Last year, a new type of Otome game came out called Mystic Messenger and it changed the way that Otome games could be. Instead of the traditional hypertext/video game story where in the story there are passages of text and the reader…

Hyper mucking

High Muck a Muck is hypertext poetry, made by Fred Wah. It is extremely well done over all. Some brief background information is that High Much a Muck is a story about hardship. It tells the stories of immigration to Canada and the difficulties that come with the immigration. It has hand panted artwork that is immaculate. One really feels submerged…

Casual Cat Collector

Neko Atsume. Does anyone remember? It’s that mobile game where you leave out food and furniture in hopes rare cats will show up for you to snap photos of. Strange premise, I know, but it was pretty popular for a while. Something about cute graphics and cats always gathers the fans. I’m sure there are people unfamiliar with the game…

Near and Far

For an educational twist, there are two websites that provide an interactive exploration experience that almost reaches the level of an adventure on Ms. Frizzle’s bus! Scale of Universe allows the user to zoom in and out and visually compare the size of objects from the smallest particle known to the expanse of the known universe and beyond. Although it…

Life Is Strange…*Spoilers*

Life is Strange is an interactive storytelling game developed by Dontnod Entertainment. It revolves around the life of the main character, Max Caulfield, who is a photography student. But, the twist is that she isn’t just a photography student, she can also rewind time at will! The ability first takes root when Max is in the girls bathroom, she’s hiding behind…

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…

Morals, Please

Question: What do you get when you cross a need to survive with the want to be a good person?  Answer: You get Papers, Please, the “dystopian document thriller” made by Lucas Pope back in 2013.  Papers, Please can be easily placed amongst the ranks of games like Harvest Moon, Animal Crossing, and Euro Truck Simulator in that it’s one…

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