2016-11-22 · 5 minutes

Story: Hannah Powell-Smith

It would be mine.

A selkie searches for their stolen skin.

05+ min - Micro / Horror / Text-Based

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2016-10-11 · 15 minutes

Story: Veve Jaffa
Art: Veve Jaffa
Sound: Hal “HeavyViper” Binderman

Times are a-changin', and you're about to change with them.

Complete a cosmic quiz with God so he may transform you into a vessel for his revenge.

10+ min - Milli / Fantasy / Mature / Multiple

2016-09-13 · 10 minutes

Story: Aaron Emmel

The past can be hard to leave behind.

A warrior returns home with a secret assignment.

10+ min - Milli / All Ages / Fantasy / Multiple / Text-Based

 

2016-08-30 · 1 minute

Story: JY Yang
Interactivity: sub-Q

It's the end of the world, and you have a to-do list for leaving the planet.

Only two can live.

00+ min - Nano / Multiple / Sci-Fi / Text-Based

2016-08-09 · 5 minutes

Story: Marie Vibbert

Do you have what it takes to be a Space Queen?

Space pirates attack the coronation ship! Only the princess can access the controls to save everyone.

05+ min - Micro / All Ages / Multiple / Sci-Fi

 

2016-07-12 · 10 minutes

Story: Stewart C Baker
Art: Paul Otteni

The message orbs carry ancient secrets across the sea, so why does the one that Fatima finds seem to be recording?

Cause and effect aren't always guaranteed.

10+ min - Milli / Multiple / Sci-Fi / Text-Based

2016-05-31 · 10 minutes

Story: E. Lily Yu

A perfectly ordinary day.

Birds and other bright things.

10+ min - Milli / Duration / Fantasy / Multiple / Text-Based

2016-05-03 · 10 minutes

Story: M. Darusha Wehm

There’s a way out — if you can see it.

A low-level office worker learns that there might be more opportunities for advancement than she once thought — but at what cost?

10+ min - Milli / Multiple / Sci-Fi

2016-04-12 · 5 minutes

Story: Penny Stirling

Can calcific amatonormativity be cured?

An aromantic student struggles with stone and friendship.

05+ min - Micro / All Ages / Fantasy / Text-Based

2016-03-29 · 10 minutes

Story: Hannah Powell-Smith

They would call what you did heresy.

No one knows you swallowed the power of a god, but it will break you apart.

10+ min - Milli / All Ages / Fantasy / Text-Based

2016-03-01 · 10 minutes

Story: Lisa Shininger

What ever went wrong on a Monday?

A cash-strapped lunar colonist struggles to get through another day of faceless corporate drudgery.

10+ min - Milli / All Ages / Multiple / Sci-Fi / Text-Based

 

2016-02-16 · 10 minutes

Story: Andrew Plotkin

The window is closed.

A small interactive environment.

10+ min - Milli / Multiple / Mystery / Text-Based

News

June 2018 – Table of Contents

June 5th, 2018 by

As an author and avid reader of prose fiction as well as the interactive kind, I often wonder what it is about the two media that makes them so engrossing. For me, at least, one of the key elements of interactive fiction is how it involves the reader in the tale it’s telling. The best […]

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Interviews

Author Guest Post: Hannah Powell-Smith

April 24th, 2018 by

Hannah Powell-Smith‘s interactive work focuses on fraught relationships, unreliability, and unknowable entities. As well as publishing interactive short stories in sub-Q, and self-publishing at hannahps.itch.io, she is developing a dark fantasy game with Choice of Games about a mob necromancer. She lives in the UK with her wife and son. In this post, she talks […]

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Columns

Making Interactive Fiction: Narrative Design for Writers (part 1)

June 12th, 2018 by

This is part one of a two-part series about narrative design aimed at traditional-media writers and IF authors. First things first: What is narrative design? The real answer is that the role of “narrative designer” is relatively new in the games industry and has something of a fluid or even vague meaning. Different teams will […]

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“The Space Under the Window” and the Promise of Interactive Poetry

May 29th, 2018 by

Released in 1997, Andrew Plotkin’s “The Space Under the Window” (“Space”) was a groundbreaking, unclassifiable work of interactive fiction, the impact of which is still felt today. Many consider it a work of “poetic” IF, or poetry outright, but what does that mean? Is poetry a quality of language, interaction, or both? The work itself […]

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