Tag Archive for interactive fiction

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Interactive Stories On The Go: Choice Of Games

Have you ever wished you could read/play some interactive fiction type games while your stuck in traffic or from the comfort of your bed? Yes? Ok, great. Cause it’s totally possible. See what I’m talking about is this awesome game company by the name of Choice of Games. Their a small Californian company with a variety of titles out. I personally came…

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The Pain of Acceptance

Warning: The piece discussed in this post contains themes of transphobia, sexual assault, and suicide. Acceptance is a video game about being transgender. It’s short, it’s simple, and it’s painful. It’s the kind of game that you won’t enjoy, no matter how you play, but that you ought to play anyway. To back up a bit, in 2014 a transgender teenager…

Finishing the Unfinished

Has helping a famous dead man, who is now a simulacrum, finish an unfinished book ever been on your bucket list? Well, my friend, here is the chance to check it off your list by playing Ice bound Compendium. The plot of the game starts off with Kristopher Holmquist, now known as KRIS, who is dead due to an unexplained…

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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…

The Secret About “Public Secrets”

I was looking for a good e-literature work that I haven’t done a blog about before, so I went onto the e-lit (ELO) collection volume 2 and chose a random work. I thought “ooh, this one is about secrets, so it should be interesting!” Turns out, it really was.  Public Secrets is an E-lit work created by Sharon Daniel and…

The Treasure Seekers of Lady Luck

Prisoner, Pirate, or Pariah? Linearity and The Treasure Seekers of Lady Luck

The galactic expanse beyond our planet is seemingly limitless, and so the human imagination considers anything beyond our solar system to be utterly fantastic and almost beyond comprehension in its expansiveness. This is where the inherent linearity of interactive fiction intersects with reality; within the scope of The Treasure Seekers of Lady Luck by Christopher Brendel (hosted on Choice of Games), the…

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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,…

Make Your Choice…except when you can’t

Depression Quest is a piece of interactive fiction written by Zoe Quinn and Patrick Lindsey that centers around the premise of, you guessed it, depression. The plot is a very serious portrayal of a person’s internal and external battle with depression. Quinn and Lindsey place the reader as the central character in the piece by directing every event with a ‘you do…

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