Tag: Andy Campbell

Tapping Potential: “The Incomplete”

At first glance, Andy Campbell’s “The Incomplete” presents itself as an ontological, sort of abstract piece of digital art. As Kutoof noted, the laptop opens and tabs are able to be clicked, but most bring up the error message: “the volume is corrupt and unreadable.” Opening Internet Explorer only reveals a webpage bearing the same image of a laptop. Seemingly,…

Found Floppy– Or Found Reality?

After pressing the “Begin” button, the interactive fiction game, Found Floppy, takes the player back to a time, not so long ago, when floppy disks were used and having a giant PC was a really big deal. It starts with various text files and picture files that the player clicks on in order to understand the full story. I think…

No escape

In the interactive fiction game Capped by Andy Campbell, the player is a character who is running and hiding from an alien invasion. By the third screen, you are underneath a giant tripod, which makes the player believe that the character was taken by the aliens. The mechanics of the game make you feel as if you are scared and running away…

No Sleep Tonight: The Lucid Nightmares of a Dream Journal

“Inside: A Journal of Dreams” by Andy Campbell and Judi Alston provides a chilling glimpse into the nature of madness, the implications of our dreams, and the ways in which reality is perceived. In short: it has the power to convince you that you’ve gone mad. A work of digital fiction from the dreamingmethods.com web series, “Inside: A Journal of Dreams” is an interactive, immersive experience that finds readers dissecting an increasingly disturbing dream diary.

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…

The fish Glimmer

Glimmer by Andy Campbell (2009) is a Dreaming Method interactive fiction. The scene opens up of a package where the the name and address are blurred out. Pieces of text would float in front of you and you had to be quick to read them before they disappeared. You were able to maneuver the screen itself by moving the mouse, up,…

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…

Capped

Have you ever tried reading a novel in reverse or maybe tell a story and start from the end rather than the beginning? Sounds like a pretty crazy idea, but it kinda works with this IF by Andy Campbell. Capped is a short interactive fiction that starts/ends with showing the reader a note from someone the main character knows. After a few…

Let’s go for a Joyride

Joyride by Andy andCampbell and  is apart of the Dreaming Method series. The first opening images are a series of photo shots showing what appears to have been a car accident. Which is a total contradiction to the title, Joyride. Unless of course the car ride was a joyful one before the accident. There is a great use of images and sound in…