Author: edunstan

Two Streams Diverged for a Yellow Duck

I was fascinated by the hyperlink stories we played in class this semester, but had always wondered if there were any similar games that used a comic format rather than text. After poking around on some e-lit archives, I found a hypercomic that was categorized for children. Being a child at heart who still thinks rubber duckies make bath time…

“The rules of the game are simple. Got it?”

In 2011, Emily Boegheim entered her game entitled It to the 2011 Annual Interactive Fiction Competition, in which she won 16th place. What I enjoyed most about It was its multiple endings; depending on your actions, questions, or behaviors, different endings occur. I found 10 different endings, though I am sure that there are many more. This caused the game to…

A Point and Click Poem

I have never been very good at video games, much to the chagrin of my nerdy father, his best friend and frequent house-guest Mark Jacobs of Mythic Entertainment, and now my equally nerdy boyfriend. I don’t have very good dexterity and frequently run into walls when attempting to use a controller or using the WASD keys on console game. I…