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Interactive Fictions Today: Publishing in the Digital Age

McLuhan and Interactive Fictions

As digital technologies have progressed, so too have the abilities of interactive fictions. According to Marshall McLuhan, “The medium is the message.” 805 more words


Dear Esther, it tugs at the heart strings.

So I’ll start this off by saying that this post contains spoilers, if you have any interest in playing Dear Esther, I’ll begin by talking a little about the game to give you an idea, but I’ll put in an obvious spoiler alert, for those who are just interested in hearing about it without putting in the couple hours of effort. 668 more words


An Apparently Normal Room Desura Review

You are the next test subject in “An Apparently Normal Room.” This is a first person experience, where yes indeed you are stuck in a white room. 373 more words

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Dear Esther

So I’ve decided to look again at Dear Esther because I feel that my end product might be in a similar vein to this game. 383 more words

Two Minute Game Crit - Walking Simulators and Phantom Rides


Hi, this is Two Minute Game Crit. I’m Stephen Beirne, you can find me in longform at Normally Rascal.

Today I’m going to be talking about a genre of games like… 609 more words

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Dear Esther Would Be Perfect for a Classroom

Dear Esther by The Chinese Room may be contested about its status as a “game,” but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t bring a tremendous amount to the table.  628 more words