Tag: interactive fiction

Pugs & Romance

I want you to picture this: You go to a speed dating event. You sit down and wait for it to start only to learn all your potential partners are pugs. Best situation or Best situation? George Batchelor’s Hot Date puts you right in the middle of this scenario, matching you up with various precious pugs to chat with. Each pug…

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…

The Disaster Date

“Dinner with Andre” is an interactive fiction game created by Liza Daly in 2000. The game received recognition as a nominee for Best Puzzles for the 2000 XYZZY Awards and scored 18th place in the 6th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition in 2000. The game has it’s own personality of being quirky and cute and is essentially a romantic comedy. The…

Open Sorcery: Some People Just Want to Watch the World Burn

Open Sorcery by Abigail Corfman is a science fiction interactive fiction game made with Twine and was published on May 5, 2016. The game follows the development of an “Elemental Firewall” (a creature described as being made of magic and C++ code), created by the characters Decker and Janet, as it protects a variety of people and places from harmful spirits. The player guides…

Interactive Storytelling: The Walking Dead

We are currently in an age where interactive stories are becoming increasingly popular. Every year new mainstream media TV shows, movies, and comics are becoming part of the interactive storytelling world. A good starting point in entering this world and learning about interactive storytelling (in my opinion) is the first season of TellTale’s The Walking Dead game. The Walking Dead (which…

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…

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…

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…

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