Category: Twelve

Secrets

My final project was made in Twine. The interactive fiction piece is called Secrets. There are three different secrets you can explore and the user controls the decision the character needs to make at the end of each one. The goal is to choose the path that gives you the key to success. I was able to change colors for…

Your Government Needs You

Your Government Needs You is my dystopian interactive fiction. It focuses on an unnamed protagonist and reveals the unpleasant reality of his life through clues from his belongings and his perspective on the world around him. I hope you enjoy it if you play it, and message me if there are any errors and they will be fixed as soon…

From Japanese to Western RPGs

RPGs were long considered by many to be best handled by Japanese developers like Square Enix, Level 5, and Game Freak. Square Enix’s Final Fantasy titles have all sold over one million copies, some of them having sold more than four million, like Final Fantasy VII which has pushed ten million copies to date. Game Freak is responsible for developing…

Gravitation: portrait of a bipolar world

  Gravitation is one of the games that we played in class, but I didn’t give it much thought until I attended a student’s presentation on the source code as a text of literature that can be read for meaning. The creator, Jason Rohrer, released a statement indicating his reasoning behind creating Gravitation: “I needed to make a game about…

The Importance of Online Resumes or Why You Should Already Have One.

With an emphasis placed throughout the semester in class on the computer, the digital as a viable medium, I couldn’t help but start creating an online resume. Seeing as how I hope to go to grad school for media studies, an online resume is particularly appropriate for me, but with computers becoming more and more assimilated with everyday life by…

The Kraken’s Day Out

Looking at “I Wish I Were the Moon” in class reminded me of a game I ran across some time ago, “(I Fell in Love With) The Majesty of Colors” by Gregory Weir. The two works are very similar on a visual level, with flat, colorful art composed of simple pixel sprites, and they both have multiple endings, which carries…

Pottermore: A Review

People have already posted about Pottermore here and here, but I thought that I would expand on it a little more. In July, I became one of the first million Betta users to gain access to Pottermore, a website meant to promote and host the e-book copies of J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, but I held off from reviewing…

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