Posts Tagged: Interactive Fiction

Interactive Fiction for the Digital Age

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For Vocativ, Allee Manning speaks with novelist-turned-digital-publisher Sean Michaels, creator of The Seers Catalogue, an “interactive piece of narrative literature” that has reimagined the old-school click-through Internet mysteries (door one or two?) into complex interactive fiction for the digital age. Readers unfold their own literary journey, embellished with illustrations, a soundtrack, and “other audiovisual elements” meant […]

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Playing a Book

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When I got older, I discovered that this sense of play wasn’t limited to the young. There were plenty of adults out there writing radically experimental books formally guided by the notion that a book could be more than a book—it could be a vexing puzzle, a winding labyrinth, a stubborn gauntlet, a spooky carnival […]

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Text-ing

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Interactive digital storytelling: fiction’s next frontier? In the New York Times, Chris Suellentrop examines interactive technologies as used in Blood & Laurels, by Emily Short: Exploring those possibilities is one reason Ms. Short became a writer of interactive fiction rather than of more conventional stories. “I found myself frustrated that I couldn’t write multiple versions of the same scene,” she […]

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