Author: ktertoch

Make Your Choice…except when you can’t

Depression Quest is a piece of interactive fiction written by Zoe Quinn and Patrick Lindsey that centers around the premise of, you guessed it, depression. The plot is a very serious portrayal of a person’s internal and external battle with depression. Quinn and Lindsey place the reader as the central character in the piece by directing every event with a ‘you do…

“Unmanned.” Your War Machine or Yourself?

Unmanned is a piece of playable fiction created by Jim Munroe  and Mollenindustria (the company that produced Everyday the Same Dream) in 2012. It fits the trend of Choose Your Own Adventure style games, but adds elements that make it so much more. The player takes control of an unnamed drone pilot in the military system. Even though the setting of the game…

But I Never Asked…You Did

Alan Bigelow’s piece entitled “Because You Asked,” created using Flash in 2006, is an interesting piece of electronic literature because it is a mix of autobiography and digital poetry. At first glance (and read through) it seems as if the artist is a presenting a creative confession of in his personal thoughts, but as you dig deeper it can be…

Forever “Changed”

  “Changed” is a short piece of interactive fiction by an assortment of authors. Lynda Williams wrote the original script for the project, Matthew Wright worked on the soundtrack, and Andy Campbell assisted with the soundtrack as well as wrote the html code for the project as a whole. The story that the authors have come up with is a fairly…