Olly Olly Oxenfree

Go to the App store on your phone and search for Oxenfree. You will see an icon with a cartoon girl with Blue hair on it. This is Alex and she is your window into this game. You control what she says, where she goes, and how her night on an old, nearly forgotten island, ends. You join Alex, her…

12 Labors from the Past

While scrolling around the Electronic Literature Organization’s website, I came across a fairly interesting game titled “12 Labors of the Internet User” (or “Les 12 Travaux de l’Internaute,” if you’re using the original name). It’s a flash game playable on Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Opera if you’ve got it, and was put together by a team of seven people back…

Adventures in Letter Writing

If you like historical dramas, you’ll enjoy this sweet treat of a text adventure rich and coated with French history and a scandalous marriage. The First Draft of the Revolution was created in 2012 by the masterminds Emily Short and Liza Daly. Short is best known for her award-winning interactive fiction game Galata. This game is an interactive epistolary story between a handful…

An Interactive Fiction Wonderland

For this analysis of a specific interactive fiction game I decided to look at a Twine game that was published on the Interactive Fiction Database. Although I have played some of the games made by my peers, I was intrigued by the idea of playing a game that was created by someone I didn’t have any connection to. Someone who…

Integrated, Country, Documents, a Refugee’s Experience in London

Connected Memories by Maria Mencia is chilling. She created this interactive electronic poem to highlight what it might be like for refugees living in the UK, specifically London. She took bits and pieces from interviews and placed excerpts in a blank screen that would start out with three words.  Getting started was tough, you have to download the app she…

Deviant: A Point-and-Click Extravaganza!

“Deviant: The Possession of Christian Shaw” by Donna Leishman is unlike any electronic literature that I have come across so far. It is a point-and-click, text-free, historical retelling of one of the most well-known cases of demonic possession in history. Of course, I had no idea that Christian Shaw was a real girl until the end of the game, but…

The Act of Misdirection: Look Over There!

In the interactive fiction game The Act of Misdirection by Callico Harrison, you play as The Great Meldellevo, a woman mastered in the arts of misdirection and slight-of-hand, performing a show in Victorian London. Once you figure out how to get the show going you amaze the audience with your magic, all the while taking note of the fact that they’re only…

Sleep Mode: Activated

Today I decided to play a game called Icarus Needs. It is a hyper comic adventure based game where you have played too much video games and now you think you are in one. The main character in the game is Icarus. Icarus also thing that his girlfriend Kit is also in the game and you are trying to save…

The Kimichi Poetry Project

While searching what to blog about, I stumbled onto something called  the Kimichi Poetry Project. Intrigued, I looked into it more.  What I found really blew my mind a bit. What it is, is a device located inside of a jar that would actually read the poetry inside of it. I watched videos of people listening to poems being read…

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