The Poetic Dream Life of Letters

I liked “The Dreamlife of Letters,” a lot actually. The orange background with white letters was a contrast to the black and white in the first poems. It was kind of calming with the way the letters move around the screen, they flowed, at some points like waves and at other points like rain drops. Brian Kim Stefans created a calming…

E. E. Cummings Poetry in Full Bloom

In The Sweet Old Etcetera, Alison Clifford has taken the very visual poetry of E. E. Cummings, and has painted a picture with it. The cool thing about this painting, though is you get to see her paint it, and you even get to help. While there are no actual paintbrushes, there are hypertexts that you get to click that…

The Disaster Date

“Dinner with Andre” is an interactive fiction game created by Liza Daly in 2000. The game received recognition as a nominee for Best Puzzles for the 2000 XYZZY Awards and scored 18th place in the 6th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition in 2000. The game has it’s own personality of being quirky and cute and is essentially a romantic comedy. The…

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…

Black Out

For this blog, I decided to read a poem by Johannes Auer. What is special about this poem is that the reader is are creating it. The Artist gives you a gun and in the gun, there is a word from the poem. Once you click on that poem, you are taking out that word from the poem which leaves…

Brainstrips hurt your brain

“Brainstrips:  A three part knowledge series” by Alan Bigelow is a web created, comic strip. An adobe flash plug in is required to view the work. It has sound video animations and things that could not be reciprocated in a non digital platform.  The work starts out with some Philosophy. The reader can pick a question from a series of…

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