Author: agardne2

Interactive Fiction: The Art of Video Game Storytelling

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKfBSUKI9PA[/youtube]   This video fits perfectly into what we have been studying this semester. There are many familiar games that we have discussed in class or seen on the blog, as well as some games that I haven’t personally heard of. Interactive fiction games popularity has gone up and down several times. They first became popular in the early 1990’s,…

Play Along with Cookie Monster

When trying to think of an idea for this weeks blog post, I was intrigued when I saw the post done earlier about interactive youtube videos. When googling this new concept, one of the most popular objects to come up was a video produced by Sesame Street, starring Cookie Monster. The video is titled “Sink or Swim”, and viewers are…

Run from the Zombies

Here is my creative project, http://playfic.com/games/ashleyohhh7/run-from-the-zombies   I chose to create my project through inform 7, because after seeing other examples in class I felt it was the platform I could most easily navigate.  I needed to start out with a simple idea, people trapped in a house. But why were they trapped? I admit I fell into a bit…

Fruit Ninja

When learning the process of Game Maker, all I could think of was the popular game/app, Fruit Ninja. Granted the two really have nothing in common besides fruit, but I still find it interesting that such an overall simple idea helped to create one the best selling apps of all time. When a game such as this comes out, it…

Double Life

Video games have certainly involved since their inception years ago. It is now possible to live through a video game, literally create an alter ego and abandon real life. The following is a European Playstation commercial from 2006: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Bqq38WZctA[/youtube]   Video games have made it possible for the average person to in essence live out their dreams. They can go…

Oregon Trail

Going into this class I didn’t know what to expect from Electronic Literature. It was a pleasant surprise however to see how much video games would be present in this course. When exploring these games I’m reminded of Oregon Trail, a game used as a learning device for most of us in elementary school. Similar to the E-Lit that we…