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Pottermore

For those of you who don’t already know, Pottermore is an all-new interactive look at JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series. It does something interesting (and really fun) by taking books that most of us have probably already read (maybe more than once) and making them interactive. Well, in a sense. There are still plot lines that are very definite and…

Lessons From Making E-Lit

My Creative Project, UMW Odyssey, was nothing what I expected, but I am satisfied nonetheless that I created a game with a beginning and an end. Computer programming is not my skill in this life, so I’m impressed that I was able to do some of the things I did with the help of online guides for Inform 7. It…

Paths and Gates

For my first creative project I decided to created an IF game with Inform7. During the brainstorming process I kept revisiting the idea of creating an allegorical game such as Passage. I appreciated Passage so much for its simplicity and its message that I decided to create an IF that had the same qualities. I chose to create my game…

You have to start somewhere…

I was personally pretty satisfied with the final version of my Creative Project “Simple Reality“. Most of all, I was extremely impressed with the fact that I was able to successfully create a piece of “electronic literature” – a field of literature I still consider myself brand-new to, never having considered creating  my own since I didn’t really know what,…

About Amnion

People often talk of rebirth, or finding themselves born again. But how deep does the phoenix go? Where is the cutoff point when it is no longer an option, and who’s to say? As the title suggests, a huge theme within Amion, my creative project, is rebirth. A little background first. Originally, Amnion started out as an untitled assignment in…

My attempt to be ‘creative’ ended up looking like something for a third grader..but third graders need E-lit too right??

So basically I could say my creative project came awful close to a complete failure. Of course I don’t know if Dr.Whalen agrees and if it was reflected in my grade, and of course I hope not, but it did not turn out anything like what I had imagined. Well it kinda turned out like I imagined but once I…

Poetry Poker Game

I’ve been playing the game Poetry Stud  which I found in one of the volumes of electronic literature on the blog.  This game is an interesting take on a poker game.  Instead of playing with a regular deck of cards, there are words on the cards.  It is run just like a poker game with each player betting, raising, or…

Run from the Zombies

Here is my creative project, http://playfic.com/games/ashleyohhh7/run-from-the-zombies   I chose to create my project through inform 7, because after seeing other examples in class I felt it was the platform I could most easily navigate.  I needed to start out with a simple idea, people trapped in a house. But why were they trapped? I admit I fell into a bit…

The Shadow of Freedom

    For my creative project, I chose to use Twine. As an English major, I can write stories better than I can make a video game. I really love the “choose your own adventure” design that Twine offers. Twine is a bit confusing with all the boxes and arrows, but it does make sure there are no broken links. The…