Tag: writing

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…

Gaming Done Write

You are to embark on a journey. Thrown into space, alone and vulnerable and we ask of you one thing. Tell us your stories; tell us about your journeys. Write down what you experience in these far off realms at the end of the universe. Write poetry, prose, fiction, non-fiction, simply write.

Funny How Language Is An Art?!

         Everything has reasoning behind it. So, to say the order of words, or the correct spelling, or grammar of them isn’t important,  you’d be lying to yourself. It has reasoning… We spell words a certain way for a reason, just like any other language. I found a great example on http://iloveepoetry.com/ that shows us that there is…

The Typewriter Strikes Back: An analysis of Brian Kim Stefans “Star Wars, One Letter at a Time” by Jake Black

Brian Kim Stefans’ “Star Wars, One Letter at a Time” is a daunting piece of Electronic Literature, a flash program which retypes the entirety of the original screenplay for “A New Hope” letter by letter. Every single letter of every single famous line of dialogue, every character introduction, every Vader breath and lightsaber activation. Accompanying every flash of letters (and…

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…