Tag: Checkpoint 5

“Now Hug Yer Brain and Keep Playing:” Deciphering Jason Nelson

Playing Jason Nelson’s games/art creations felt like my brain was being assaulted. It is messy, often incoherent, and destabilizing in many ways. I read that chaos as a way of mimicking both the overwhelming amount of information that is accessible in the age of the internet and the overwhelming amount of “choices” we have as consumers in a capitalist society.…

How Interactive is Interactive Fiction?

How interactive is interactive fiction really? As we discussed in class not too long ago, engaging in interactive fiction is more like driving around in a car in that world rather than actually walking about and smelling the fresh air. We can explore, but we cannot really touch. Another thing to consider is the fact that the narrative has already…

Passage and Gravitation: Game Life = Real Life

After speaking in class about the deeper meaning in such games like Gravitation and Passage, I had an idea to change my analysis paper topic from glitch art to this deeper analysis. However, I went to speak with Dr. Whalen in his office and decided that instead of changing my paper topic and all of my research over to this I would…

Taco Fiction

I played this year’s IF comp winner called Taco Fiction.  The title of the IF is what drew me to it.  I figured it would take place in a Taco Bell or be about food somehow.  Instead, the game starts with you sitting in your car with a gun.  You are preparing to rob a store of some type so…

Gravitation/Passage Analysis Paper

I decided after class on Monday that I wanted to write my analysis paper on the games Gravitation and Passage.  The two games are very similar.  Both were created by Jason Rohrer.  I am thinking about using a compare and contrast approach for the paper.  In my paper, I’d like to identify and dive into some of the themes that…

Anchorhead- A Plethora of Scooby-Doo Scares

As an English major, one may have the opportunity to read cheesy gothic novels such as Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey, or Ann Radcliffe’s Romance of the Forest. During the time when these Novels were written, these gothic scares were equal to todays horror movies. Today’s society may read the books as humorous “scooby-doo” like spooks and gags and most tend…