Tag: electronic fiction

Floppy Disk Full Of Secrets

Beginning the story is easier than others of the same genre. A simple button starts the game and fully immerses readers into the world. A folder opens on the screen and contains several text and image files.     There is no order in which to open the files but the reader gets a sense of order after cycling through…

Yume Nikki: A Story Without a Story

Horror games have become rather popular as of late, especially those which leave the player helpless and unable to fight the psychological terrors they are presented with. In 2004, however, an independent Japanese game developer called Kikiyama released a game that would focus on a still unknown horror. Yume Nikki (literally translated to “Dream Diary”) is a freeware game, created with RPG…

Response to Nightingale’s Playground

This is a response to Nightingale’s Playground. Nightingale’s Playground sounds like a interesting game. I like how it gives a “Twilight Zone”-like feel to it, leaving the player/reader confused about what is actually happening in the story. Alex and Carl’s question on of reality reminds me a little bit of Inception, where the main character’s wife believes that the real…

Ib:Downloadable Interactive Fiction

http://www.vgperson.com/games/ib.htm When my brother came home for spring break, he showed me a Japanese video game called Ib. It’s a freeware game, meaning that it’s software that can be downloaded with little monetary or legal restrictions. The story is about a nine-year-old girl named Ib who gets trapped in an art museum with a man named Gary. As the story…

Clearance: An Exercise in Paranoia

In most of the video games I’ve played, I can trust the player character.  The same goes for the books I’ve read, or the movies that I’ve watched.  When the character mentions that someone is suspicious, I know I’m meeting a future villain.  If they note the handsome or beautiful appearance of a person, I’m certain that person will be…

Today The Sky is Blue and White…

Behold, the artist, the master, the model: The Brilliant Tao Lin Tao Lin is known best for his novel Eeeee Eee Eeee, but has much more content online than in print. He has a variety of essays, poems, and illustrations available on his website that are best experienced electronically. One of his works, titled “Today The Sky is Blue and White…

Online Fiction as Electronic Literature?

Would fiction written, published, and viewed via computer be classified as electronic literature? Electronic literature is defined as literature born and experienced digitally.  Hypertext poems count as electronic literature.  Interactive fiction counts as electronic literature.  But would simple, non-interactive fiction born and viewed purely via computer count as well? Sites like Fictionpress.com (available for original works) and Fanfiction.net (available for…