Author: ebrenton

The YouTube Collection

The first thing that I did on April Fool’s Day was to check all of my favorite websites for special features. YouTube was my first checkpoint and I was not disappointed. If you haven’t seen “The YouTube Collection” you should definitely check it out. It’s so well done and my blog won’t make much sense if you haven’t seen it.…

A Comedy of Error Messages

To continue fueling my interactive fiction addiction, I played “A Comedy of Error Messages” which was posted on the IFComp link on our blog. It was written by Adam Le Doux and won two IF awards in 2011. Play begins when you choose a character. You choose their gender, race (human, orc or elf) and sexuality, but the character that…

Manor- Interactive Fiction

The premise of my interactive fiction is that you are a kitchen maid working in a large British manor house at the turn of the 20th century. The objective of the game is in two parts: to find out the mystery of the house and to figure out your character’s desire and fulfill it. Manor The inspiration for my interactive…

Deep Surface

  Eerie isn’t it? That’s the whole point. When I looked at the explanation of “Deep Surface,” I knew I was in for something profound. It explained itself by saying that it was based off of a simple metaphor, asking the questions, what if the pages of a book or webpage were made of water? It also said, “Deep Surface…

Don’t Panic.

I love The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Well, to be more precise I love Douglas Adams. I love that the inspiration for Hitchhiker came to him while drunk in a field in Austria and despite this, his writing is witty and smart and accessible. So I was beyond thrilled that playing the text adventure version of The Hitchiker’s Guide…

Fitting the Pattern

For my first blog post, I chose Fitting the Pattern by Christine Wilks out of the E-Lit directory. The main reason that I chose it was because it didn’t look scary or complicated and had something to do with clothes. It did not disappoint; it ended up being a hypertext memoir about the relationship between the dress-maker mother and her…

Memex

My dad worked for a Scottish computer software company called Memex and he would try to explain to me the brilliance of Vannevar Bush and his odd, but influential concept of the memex. Today is the first day that I actually understood what a memex was! It’s very cool to learn the history of computer software and to see how…