Tag: fantasy

Adventures in Letter Writing

If you like historical dramas, you’ll enjoy this sweet treat of a text adventure rich and coated with French history and a scandalous marriage. The First Draft of the Revolution was created in 2012 by the masterminds Emily Short and Liza Daly. Short is best known for her award-winning interactive fiction game Galata. This game is an interactive epistolary story between a handful…

The Act of Misdirection: Look Over There!

In the interactive fiction game The Act of Misdirection by Callico Harrison, you play as The Great Meldellevo, a woman mastered in the arts of misdirection and slight-of-hand, performing a show in Victorian London. Once you figure out how to get the show going you amaze the audience with your magic, all the while taking note of the fact that they’re only…

Into the Woods to Rescue Them

The Fairy Woods: A Game of Rescue, or Not “Someone dear to you has disappeared into the dangerous woods of the fairy realm, and you’re already on your way to save them…” The Fairy Woods by Andrea M Corbin (@rosencrantz) is an interactive hypertext fiction piece that has nine possible endings and various character combinations. You can choose your character,…

Poetry in Motion: The Mandrake Vehicles

The Mandrake Vehicles are three installments of poetry in motion by Oni Buchanan and animated by Betsy Stone Mazzoleni, originally published as a flash-animation CD in Buchanan’s book Spring. Each installment is broken into seven stages, and each contains two hidden poems. The first stage starts with a text block regarding the mandrake plant. In the second stage, certain letters move,…

A Playground Like No Other

Nightgale’s Playground is an interactive browser based video game. You start out in a dark and dirty room. Players must search the room for text hints as to what has happened and what is going on in the story. Players progress buy reading all text cues and after a set amount are read, you can advance to the next chapter. The chapters begin…