Category: Twelve

It’s all too realistic?

Gaming is changing constantly, as we’ve observed in class.  Most recently I read a blog that discussed how graphics will look in the coming year, and wow — it’s completely realistic.  Check out this trailer to a game designing program coming out within the next year, CryENGINE 3. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5nB9u4jjy4[/youtube] The details are insane!  It’s pretty awesome — the detail in…

The Gray Area

It seems like every game released these days has a morality system that gives the player the choice of being either a good or a bad guy. While this system is handled well in many games, and gives the player greater control over the game world, it has rarely been implemented in a way that is fully satisfying. The problem…

Creative Project:Take Two

For my Final Project, I decided that I wanted to re-vamp my initial creative project from earlier in the semester that I deemed “Simple Reality.” Using Twine, I created a hypertext version of a short story based on a free write. I had planned for this story to have choose your own adventure attributes, and while there were a few…

Experimenting with Visual Basic

For my final project I’d really like to explore the realm of poetry through an electronic or digital medium. In class we were exposed to a few of these pieces. While Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries certainly create art, I’m not sure their kinetic from would be suited to my style of writing. On the other side of these things we…

Reddit- The Front Page of the Internet

For those of you who do not know what Reddit is, be prepared to go to this website…think it’s only been fifteen minutes, and look down at the clock only to discover that you have spent an hour of your day procrastinating.  Reddit is a social news website in which users can post their entries in one of the categories…

Twine-Based Final Project

For my creative project, I replicated my apartment in inform 7 and made an adventure game involving keys and locked doors.  I felt like the basic commands that inform understood were too limited.  Although I am happy about the way my creative project turned out, I didn’t like having to work within the confines of inform’s understood phrases. So, for…

Gender Perceptions in “My Body”

Shelley Jackson’s My Body — A Wunderkammer is ripe with ideas relating to gender and identity.  She addresses various aspects of femininity/masculinity in a manner which calls our attention to gender binaries. The work ultimately challenges and subverts these binaries, I think — celebrating the body for its flaws and deficiencies as well as its strengths and beauties.   The text,…

Communication Connections

For this last checkpoint, I found myself at a loss.  The Electronic Literature Directory failed me, my own reading or interacting with elit online failed me, my own brain failed me – until I thought about communication.  There have been a lot of entries that have hit on it – too many to link , at least – but I…