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“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…

No One Blogs Like Gaston! (Or Makes Bots Like @mewo2)

Given my recent slight obsession with the new Beauty and The Beast remake, you can imagine my delight in discovering a Twitter bot that generates new and often hilarious versions of the chorus from “Gaston.” The bot, created by @mewo2 (or Martin O’Leary if you prefer his actual name), is programmed to tweet rhyming, syntactically similar choruses to the original…

Even Captain Jumbo Can’t Save You

At first glance, Captain Jumbo seems to be a bright, sunny, and sweet game where you explore the world through the eyes of a toddler. Pretty early in the game you start realizing it is quite the opposite and it turns your world upside down. It is a brutal but important story to tell and it takes you in a direction…

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…

Are you hiding anything? Let’s find out.

Ever wish to be a hacker? In Hackers Quest, you can play as a hacker to uncover people’s dark secrets. This game was released in July of 2015 and can be downloaded and played on both Apple and Android products. Konya Kristen is the artist behind this fun and addicting game and sadly I could not find out more about…

The Game Behind the Game

Jason Nelson’s Game, Game, Game, and Again Game is a piece of electronic literature presented as a game. It resembles games such as Super Mario or Donkey Kong, but Nelson himself calls it poetry. He describes it as “ a digital poem, retro-game, and anti-design statement and a personal exploration of the artist’s changing worldview lens. In this piece of…

Queerskins- lets get graphic

   http://www.queerskins.com/#title  Lets get graphic. About the emotional roller coaster a family faces when dealing with AIDS. Queer skins is an interactive novel written by Illya Szilak. It features a couple hours of audio files to listen to, and over 40,000 words in the form of journal entries. As you click you learn the story of a young homosexual doctor…

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