Tag: hypertext

Stranded: Can You Escape the Beach?

Interactive Fiction can take many forms, from being the very simple Zork (though the gameplay is anything but simple) in terms of technological advancement to the text adventure I’m going to introduce you all to today:  Beached!  This version of the game is in its early stages, posted on the Interactive Fiction Database for feedback so minor bugs could be worked…

How to Kill a Vampire in McDonald’s

There are a lot of different hypertext games that are out there and for those that don’t know what hypertext is, it’s basically a way to tell a story by clicking on different links. There’s a competition held each year to vote for whose new hypertext game is the best. Since the competition has not opened yet for this year,…

A Study in Shades

A Study in Shades, by Robert Kendall was a great take on what it must be like for someone with Alzheimer’s disease. He set it up so that the story is a split screen depicting a man and a woman on the left and right side of the screen respectively. The pictures have been grayed out a little bit to…

Eternally marked

What if all the big choices you’ve made in your life, whether they were a mistake or not, were publicly displayed on your body for everyone to see? In the interactive fiction game With Those We Love Alive, you get to experience this first hand as the game invites you to draw sigils, or symbols on your body as you…

Shall I tell you about the Stars?

Sharif Ezzat’s collection of anecdotal poems titled “Like Stars in a Clear Night Sky” has already been presented twice on this blog, but I believe it deserves an even closer look than those presented earlier. “Like Stars in a Clear Night Sky” was created almost a decade ago in 2006, and is often praised for its simplistic beauty. It’s a…

Tapping Potential: “The Incomplete”

At first glance, Andy Campbell’s “The Incomplete” presents itself as an ontological, sort of abstract piece of digital art. As Kutoof noted, the laptop opens and tabs are able to be clicked, but most bring up the error message: “the volume is corrupt and unreadable.” Opening Internet Explorer only reveals a webpage bearing the same image of a laptop. Seemingly,…

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,…

The David Speaks: Sculpting the Truth in the “Carving in Possibilities”

“Carving in Possibilities” is created through an interface that allows you to carve the face of Michaelangelo’s “David” as text appears in your hovering; it is a short Flash piece that provides various viewpoints of the David: himself, the crowd seeing the fight between David and Goliath, the crowd seeing the statue, and Michaelangelo himself.  As you hover your mouse…

Alchemy and the Archon: Who Bombed the United States?

“Solarium” is a choice-based work of interactive fiction written by Alan DeNiro that won sixth place at the 19th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition. The interesting navigation developed within Twine coupled with the intense themes and topics of the work made it an intriguing read that ultimately left me satisfied. The story is set in Maine in the year 1954 during…

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