Tag: interactive

Zombies, zombies everywhere!

Have you ever wondered if you could survive a zombie apocalypse? No need to wonder anymore. Survival Horror Act One is a game that was released in February 2015. It’s an interactive horror game where you click key words to explore. Created by Joe Aaron Sellers, this is a very well made game with lots of attention to detail. Every…

The Poetic Dream Life of Letters

I liked “The Dreamlife of Letters,” a lot actually. The orange background with white letters was a contrast to the black and white in the first poems. It was kind of calming with the way the letters move around the screen, they flowed, at some points like waves and at other points like rain drops. Brian Kim Stefans created a calming…

Choose Your Own Youtube Adventure!

Interactive Fiction games are fun in their own way, but what about an interactive video? I’m not just talking about when a youtuber says, “Click here to subscribe!” But rather, Youtube videos that give you choices within a story. These interactive videos are similar to ‘Chose Your Own Adventure’ books, but include the element of a visual, similar to a…

Reflections of Human Handwriting

Michael Madsen’s “Letters Demand Things” is a work of digital poetry that includes two related visual poems. The poems are examples of concrete poetry and also incorporate audio and animation. The first poem, “Vowel Submission,” reacts to the user’s mouse and the second poem, “Typespeak,” requires the user to type on the keyboard, creating a unique experience with each interaction. While both…

The Work of an Interactive Fictionist

I was looking for something new, something different to create my next blog on and I went to the I <3 E-poetry site like I always do but instead of clicking on children’s literature, I chose to look through I <3 E-poetry games.  I was scrolling through and decided to pick one of Donna Leishman’s interactive fiction works. It is…

Potential of the Hypercube

Letter to Linus is an endeavor into electronic literature which shares many similarities to the poetic hypertext which we discussed earlier in the course. It utilizes a “hypercube”, which is a series of squares meant to represent a cube, with each side (or square) housing hypertext which leads to another hypercube with more options to advance the story. The middle…

That’s So FLY

Life of Fly by Alan Bigelow was on the shortlist for the winner of the main prize for the 2014 New Media Writing Prize. It is an untraditional interactive fiction in that the reader does not have to enter in commands to continue, but instead uses the spacebar or arrow keys for navigation throughout the story. However, there are interactive…

Jeffrey by Lewis LaCook

“Jeffrey” is a poem in which the reader must rearrange boxed symbols in order to change the poem’s configuration. That being said, it is a hodgepodge of noises, symbols, illustrations, and words. It is, in a word, overbearing, and in many different aspects.   Visually, “Jeffrey” is very colorful and animated.  Each “verse” consists of various handwritten words (in cursive),…

Youtube Interactive Videos

Psh! Why just watch Youtube videos when you could PLAY them? Rather than just staring at the computer screen, new kinds of videos called Interactive Videos encourage users to interact with the video by clicking on the embedded annotations. This fad started around 2008 when annotations were first created, originally used for commentary purposes. Videos like these are like the…

Still Standing/Text Rain

Wow, I am absolutely amazed at these two pieces of electronic literature.  First off, Still Standing was found through the Electronic Literature Volume 2 page on our website and a direct link can be found here.  The information about Still Standing can be found here.  From the description, Still Standing invites participants to use their bodies as reading instruments.  My mind was…

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