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It’s All in the Details: AlethiCorp

If you couldn’t get enough of Mark Marino and Rob Wittig’s #IWFW, AlethiCorp by Simon Christiansen should be next up on your e-lit queue.  The story’s description is as follows:  “Do you have what it takes to be an Associate Information Management Consultant with one of the world’s largest information management companies? Can you leverage synergies with the best to operationalize…

“Up Against The Screen!”: When E-Poetry Gets Aggressive

One of the most unique aspects of electronic literature is the versatility of it’s essence. Like many other art forms, such as poetry, painting, fiction/non-fiction creative writing, and many other, Electronic Literature is a genre that allows itself the potential for reincarnation. What this means is that e-lit not only holds the potential to make art, but also the ability to reinvent the…

The Kombat of Superhero Fighting Games

One of the most critically lampooned video games in recent memory is the ambitious but failed Mortal Kombat vs. The DC Universe. It was an attempt to appeal to both fans of the hyper-violent and melodramatic fighting game series, the fans of the comic book characters. The game feels phoned in, an incomplete and unsatisfactory attempt to blend the violence…

Into the Woods to Rescue Them

The Fairy Woods: A Game of Rescue, or Not “Someone dear to you has disappeared into the dangerous woods of the fairy realm, and you’re already on your way to save them…” The Fairy Woods by Andrea M Corbin (@rosencrantz) is an interactive hypertext fiction piece that has nine possible endings and various character combinations. You can choose your character,…

Whose Tweet is it Anyways?

Hi, my name is Beth Anne and for my third blog entry I am going to tell you about Rob Wittig’s NetprovTV where the plots are made up and the characters don’t matter.  First, I should define netprov. In turn it is not a very difficult concept to grasp, for it is simply internet based and born improv.  As for…

"Today is Lemonade" by Ingrid Ankerson

Lemons, Sugar, and Water

Ingrid Ankerson along with Megan Sapnar Ankerson co-founded the digital arts and poetry journal Poems that Go.  “Today is Lemonade” by Ingrid Ankerson is a piece of digital poetry from 2000. This digital poem is a silent video that has simple animation that goes along with the lines of the poem. “Today is Lemonade” overall could be seen as a…

on “cheating” in interactive fiction

When I say cheating I mean looking up solutions to puzzles. When I say cheating I mean it isn’t really cheating. Cheating implies that there are others to compete against, and by winning you are depriving others of a deserved win. Let me be clear when I say that looking online for solutions for puzzles shouldn’t necessarily be your first…

Virtual Realities: Reconstructing Dead Poets

Reconstructing Mayakovsky is a work of Russian Futurism by Illya Szilak that uses various media to create an futuristic world where the alternative reality technology, called OneWorld, allows users to escape pain, disease, loneliness, and poverty of real life. It is based off the work of one of the first Russian Futurist poets, Vladimir Mayakovsky.    The work itself is…

Forever “Changed”

  “Changed” is a short piece of interactive fiction by an assortment of authors. Lynda Williams wrote the original script for the project, Matthew Wright worked on the soundtrack, and Andy Campbell assisted with the soundtrack as well as wrote the html code for the project as a whole. The story that the authors have come up with is a fairly…

The fish Glimmer

Glimmer by Andy Campbell (2009) is a Dreaming Method interactive fiction. The scene opens up of a package where the the name and address are blurred out. Pieces of text would float in front of you and you had to be quick to read them before they disappeared. You were able to maneuver the screen itself by moving the mouse, up,…

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