Carly A. Kocurek, PhD - Games, Scholarship, Media

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Tag : interactive fiction

Belatedly Introducing Choice: Texas

Belatedly Introducing Choice: Texas

Choice: Texas logo banner

Here’s a banner version of the logo by Grace Jennings.

A few weeks ago, Allyson Whipple and I launched an IndieGoGo campaign to raise funds for the completion of an interactive fiction game we’ve been working on called Choice: Texas.… Read the rest

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What I’ve Been Playing: Depression Quest

What I’ve Been Playing: Depression Quest

Depression Quest is an interactive fiction title that is more or less exactly what its title implies, which is to say, it’s a game about depression.

Specifically, it is an interactive fiction-style game in a “choose-your-own-adventure” style.… Read the rest

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What I’ve Been Playing: Lost Pig & Cabinet Noir

What I’ve Been Playing: Lost Pig & Cabinet Noir

This past week, in my “Critical Analysis of Video Games” class, my students and I played Adventure and discussed the game and interactive fiction more generally. Most of my students admitted finding Adventure a frustrating game, and one summed up the problem as “Guess the Verb.”

cover art for Lost Pig displays "Lost Pig and Place Under Ground by Grunk as told to Admiral Jota" around a cartoon picture of a running pig.

The Lost Pig cover art, featuring the pig in question.

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