Author: Bekka

Response to Guilt, Insanity, The Flat…

Earlier this semester, karmakona wrote about the similarities between Andy Campbell’s The Flat and Poe’s Telltale Heart. The themes she brought up were interesting, but I also thought about how The Flat functions as a game. With the addition of the visual interface and interactivity, The Flat gains a more game like quality. The text on its own is interesting…

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…

Impostor Syndrome

Impostor Syndrome, an entry in the 2013 Interactive Fiction Competition, tells the story of a female presenter at a technology conference. Within the first few pages I knew this is something I wanted to write about. The Impostor Syndrome is an actual phenomenon where one cannot internalize their accomplishments and, despite any proof to the contrary, constantly believe they are…

To Touch: Intriguing Interactions

To Touch is an interactive piece of work, but it isn’t like most other interactive fiction pieces I’ve seen. It’s not only interesting, it’s also just plain fun to mess around with. To Touch greets you with the picture of a hand. Mousing over the fingers reveals different sensations such as: Move, Caress, and Hit. I started with the thumb,…