from madotsuki’s closet by Bagenzo Bitsy, a tool created by adam le doux, is a “little editor for little games or worlds.” Earlier this year, a question arose on intfiction.org about whether games created with Bitsy could be considered interactive fiction. The question originated in part from data about how developers classify their own games:… Continue reading Is Bitsy interactive fiction?
Phenomena began, like most creative things I do, with my favorite obsession/puzzle, the film Last Year at Marienbad. I was reading articles from BAMPFA’s CineFiles database, and came across this passage from an analysis by Freddy Sweet: "The key to understanding Marienbad is the realization that the very structure of the film is consciously designed… Continue reading Making Phenomena
Cement is the flour, concrete is the bread: making So Are the Days
By the time the SNES came out, I had pretty much stopped playing videogames. This is why So Are the Days’s overall conceit is based on games from 30+ years ago: besides Twine games, those games (e.g., StarTropics, Bubble Bobble, Super Contra, Duke Nukem, DOOM, Wolfenstein 3D, Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?) are… Continue reading Cement is the flour, concrete is the bread: making So Are the Days
New game: So Are the Days
I just finished So Are the Days, tiny stories about sand and stories that behave like sand. It is a back garden entry in the 2020 Spring Thing Festival of Interactive Fiction. I hope you like it! Take care.
ROUND / SQUARE
I just finished ROUND / SQUARE, a porous taxonomy created for #subQjam 2018. It's a 100-choice micro game on the subject of love. I hope you like it!
Favorite necropastoral games
I have spent much of this October making a silverfish costume out of duct tape and re-reading Joyelle McSweeney’s The Necropastoral: Poetry, Media, Occults. In the book (and on the now-inactive blog Montevidayo), McSweeney explores a variety of texts that employ necropastoral strategies: Sylvia Plath's Ariel, CAConrad's The Book of Frank, Jack Smith's Normal Love,… Continue reading Favorite necropastoral games
Afraid of money take 2
The procedurally generated poems I posted about earlier have mutated into a branching Twine poem called, well, Afraid of Money. You can read it via the Orange Juice Public Library's division of Games and Such.
Making REALLY, IF / REALLY, ALWAYS
REALLY, IF / REALLY, ALWAYS was put together with spreadsheets and scotch tape. I started working on it sporadically in early 2016, and finished in April 2018, in time to plant it in the Back Garden of the Spring Thing Festival of Interactive Fiction, and to have it published by the Orange Juice Public Library.… Continue reading Making REALLY, IF / REALLY, ALWAYS
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