Tag: game

Eternally marked

What if all the big choices you’ve made in your life, whether they were a mistake or not, were publicly displayed on your body for everyone to see? In the interactive fiction game With Those We Love Alive, you get to experience this first hand as the game invites you to draw sigils, or symbols on your body as you…

Treasures Beneath the Earth

Christine Wilks, writer of Inkubus, Fitting the Pattern, and Rememori, is a leading voice in the world of electronic fiction. Wilks works mostly in Flash and many of her works centralize around a cyberfeminism theme. Her work, Underbelly, fits this theme and can be described as a playable story that blends poetry and gaming for a very intense experience. This…

It’s All in the Details: AlethiCorp

If you couldn’t get enough of Mark Marino and Rob Wittig’s #IWFW, AlethiCorp by Simon Christiansen should be next up on your e-lit queue.  The story’s description is as follows:  “Do you have what it takes to be an Associate Information Management Consultant with one of the world’s largest information management companies? Can you leverage synergies with the best to operationalize…

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…

Ganesha is the next heavyweight champ, watch your back Mayweather.

I’ve deciding that accidentally killing Jesus wasn’t enough, and to ensure my one-way ticket straight to hell, I have a responsibility to continue in my blasphemous ways. This week, I started another game by the lovely developers at molleindustria. Their game, Faith Fighter was designed with the goal to try to end religious bias and prejudice by allowing you to…

The Work of an Interactive Fictionist

I was looking for something new, something different to create my next blog on and I went to the I <3 E-poetry site like I always do but instead of clicking on children’s literature, I chose to look through I <3 E-poetry games.  I was scrolling through and decided to pick one of Donna Leishman’s interactive fiction works. It is…

What Matters in a Game: Mechanics or Plot

Super Mario Sunshine is a Nintendo GameCube game. It was released in America in August of 2002. The game begins when Mario and friends fly in to a tropical island for vacation and find that somebody has vandalized the island and framed Mario. Gameplay involves players controlling Mario using a water jet on his back, named FLUDD, that allows him…

The Wolf Among Us: a comic book video game

There’s a fairly new development in video games that I would consider to be electronic literature. These games work almost like an interactive movie, wherein the Player Character (PC) is given a story-like situation with choices on how to respond. Often the style of these games is like that of comic books and graphic novels with blocked color shading and…