Tag: hypertext

The Stanley Post

The Stanley Parable, originally a Half Life mod later released commercially, is an interesting example of interactive fiction under the trappings of a video game. Ostensibly the game is, like Dear Esther and others mentioned on this blog, a story being told to the player as they progress through its world. Very quickly, however, it turns into a sort of…

Hypertext, also.

For this blog post again I was just searching the internet, trying to find a work that caught my eye. A google search for, you’d never guess – hypertext poem – turned up an interesting blog that explains a different definition of hypertext. In class, we had always looked at hypertext as a work broken into pages that were linked…

Reasons not to talk to angels

When I found “The Fall of the Site of Marsha” by Rob Wittig in volume one of the Electronic Literature Collection, it initially stood out to me because of its visual presentation. It is a hypertext narrative that pretends not to be: instead of clicking links to move between distinctly presented lexia, the reader navigates what appears to be a…

A Matter of Choice

For this blog, I decided to try my hand at Twine since I focused all of my attention on Inform 7 for the creative project. I made a simple hypertext choose your own adventure,  A Matter of Choice. I thought using this program would be more difficult since I hadn’t used it since we learned it in class, but it…

The Story of Orville V. Wright

“The Human Mystery” by Alan Bigelow tells the fictional story of the socially anxious Harvard anthropology professor, Orville V. Wright. “The Human Mystery” does not fall neatly into any genre of electronic literature we’ve discussed, but I would say it’s most similar to hypertext. The story is made up of seven different sections accessed through a timeline menu; the reader…

Simple Reality

For my project, I initially had a lot of trouble coming up with ideas. I couldn’t come up with a concept interesting enough to become a game. Eventually I decided to create a hypertext story using Twine. Simple Reality is a simple story based on a short personal free-write about a busy life that many college students juggle. There is no…

Elementary Throwback

  Do you remember those adventure books back in elementary school? Every weekend, without fail, I would go to my local public library and take at least two adventure books. My brother and I would read them over and over, choosing different adventures, getting lost in a world of choices. For my creative project, I choose have a childhood throwback…

Blackwater

I used Twine to create my hypertext story “Blackwater.” The story is based on a non-fiction essay I wrote recently, with some new fiction parts added. I used the Jonah format to compliment the story’s theme of navigating complex emotions. Blackwater

Lucidity

For my creative project, I used to Twine to create a hypertext short story called “Lucidity.” Each page of the story displays a different dream, and each dream contains at least one link to another dream. In reading the story, the reader will likely visit each dream several times before viewing all of them. At the bottom of each dream,…

Thinking outside the box

Everytime I sit down to work on something in Inform7, I get this image of myself at my own pannel at ComicCon, answering questions from ravenous fans about my amazing game, “Faction 11”. I’m using Inform to explore the world of a story I orignially had in mind for a novel. I’ve never written science fiction before, and I needed…