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…

Watch your cholesterol

In this piece of electronic literature, “Tasty Gougère” Helen Burgess takes her own spin on Taroko Gorge by adding an edible element to the poem.  She remixed the piece to now have words of unhealthy nature such as fatty, butter, pastry, herbs, crusts, brie and so on. She also put a warning on the side that would tell the level of…

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…

Panorama Diorama

“What We Will” (2004) is an interesting piece of electronic literature for a number of reasons. Firstly, it’s hard to figure out, which makes it a fun challenge. Secondly, think of the movie “Inception”. You may have to play it a few times before you actually figure it out, and even then it still blows your mind. Not only is this…

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…

80 days is an interactive fiction game by InkleStudios. The game is written in their InkleWriter platform that allows users to create narratives that progress given the choices that they make. Based on the Jules Verne novel, Around the World in 80 Days, you assume the role of Passepartout who is the servant to Monsieur Fogg. Fogg has bet that he…

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…

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