interactive fiction

A Nostalgic Game That Spills Out Into Your Internet Browser

If the medium is the message, then AOL’s messaging software — at least for my generation — has the same sentimentality as whatever we talked about over it. That’s the pitch of Emily Is Away Too, a new visual novel that plays out in “EOL” Instant Messenger windows, away messages…

Play A Whole New Sort Of Interactive Fiction, Then Write Your Own

Play A Whole New Sort Of Interactive Fiction, Then Write Your Own

There’s a lot to be said for text-based interactive fiction. It engages our imaginations so directly, and gets away from a lot of the challenges present in graphical games that offer interactive stories. In games like Mass Effect and The Walking Dead, more choices mean that the developers need to…