Tag: Twine

An Interactive Fiction Wonderland

For this analysis of a specific interactive fiction game I decided to look at a Twine game that was published on the Interactive Fiction Database. Although I have played some of the games made by my peers, I was intrigued by the idea of playing a game that was created by someone I didn’t have any connection to. Someone who…

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…

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…

Cosmic Heroine Power!!

If you were a child growing up in the 90’s and early 2000’s, you probably heard of or watched shows such as The Powerpuff Girls or Sailor Moon, in which young girls with special powers fight to protect their city and loved ones from the forces of evil; I know I was one of them. Even now, some of my favorite series…

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…

Dan Waber’s “a kiss”

Dan Waber’s “a kiss” is a piece of hypertext poetry created using Twine. The start page reads “This is a story that unfurls in many directions at once. Begin with a kiss.” You are then presented with how you want to approach this moment of the kiss: before, after, left, right, out, or in. Each of these choices takes you…

Tiny Weird Future Farm v1.1 commentary

Is Tiny Weird Future a commentary on Facebook games, Zynga games, or computer games in general?   Although these critiques are nothing new the use of twine offers a different perspective.  In the beginning of the game you discover your “crazy weird uncle” has just died.  Immediately you are met with two decisions; sit in your apartment or play this…

Machine of Death

What if you could know how you were going to die? Would you even want to know?   Based off of Ryan North’s novel of the same name, Hulk Handsome’s Twine story allows you to explore the world of the Machine of Death. In this world there is a machine that can tell you with 100% accuracy how you will…

Blasting off

Before I start discussing the short story that this entry is about, I want to ask you a question. Have you ever thought about doing something that is more than likely impossible to do, but you still get away with it? For instance, stealing a rocket seems impossible to do, however with a well thought out plan your chances of…

Secrets

My final project was made in Twine. The interactive fiction piece is called Secrets. There are three different secrets you can explore and the user controls the decision the character needs to make at the end of each one. The goal is to choose the path that gives you the key to success. I was able to change colors for…

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