Ulysses: The Video Game


The game is currently in the development and crowdfunding stage, but it already looks pretty interesting, even psychedelic. Its title, In Ulysses: Proteus, comes from the chapter of the novel that it tackles. In it, Dedalus wanders across a desolate beach, closes his eyes, and ponders the shifting nature of reality and the disconnect between his inner self and the external world.

There are a thousand-and-one voices on each side. The naysayers are saying nay, and they would, of course they would, considering the last Dante adaptationDante’s Inferno, muscular Dante clad in shining, heroic armor. But the yaysayers are more optimistic about this video game rendition. 

Casey Dayan is a Rumpus intern and musician. He is finishing up his undergraduate studies in literature and anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz where he is working on a memoir and trying to one-up Jeff Buckley. Find his twitter here, @caseydayan. Find his band, “Moo,” here. More from this author →