2017-04-25 · 10 minutes

Story: Emily McCosh
Art: David Demaret
Sound: Epic Score

The war is over, and there are lost things to be found.

A wife will find the husband the stone-metal giants took from her, even if it means sharing the heart beating in her own chest.

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

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2017-03-28 · 10 minutes

Story: Sharang Biswas

When the hunger takes over, can you resist? Do you want to?

A vampire’s latest victims unearth painful memories of his past.

10+ min - Milli / Horror / Mature / Multiple / Text-Based

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2016-12-06 · 10 minutes

Story: Natalia Theodoridou

She will never lie to you.

A young couple on a train journey across Europe enter a tunnel that is much longer than they thought.

10+ min - Milli / Fantasy / Horror / Mature / Multiple

 

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

News

Table of Contents – September, 2018

September 4th, 2018 by

When I was a kid, there was little I liked more than reading—unless maybe it was computer games. So the first time I saw a Choose Your Own Adventure (CYOA) book in my school’s library, I was excited. It was like the best of both worlds! I got to be in control of the characters, just like […]

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Interviews

Author Sunyi Dean

Author Interview: Sunyi Dean

August 28th, 2018 by

Sunyi Dean is a writer of speculative fiction, currently living in the UK. Some of her other stories can be found lurking suspiciously in the pages of FFO, Andromeda Spaceways, and Aurealis. Sunyi is the author of our August game, John Kills Jenny. This interview was conducted via e-mail in August of 2018. sub-Q Magazine: What […]

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Columns

Making Interactive Fiction: Adapting from Other Genres

September 11th, 2018 by

The best kind of interactivity in a story is interactivity that resonates with its themes and characters. One useful approach to thinking about design issues is to adapt models from other genres. Even if the result doesn’t much resemble the starting point, it’s productive to have a guide to direct where you’re going. Emily Short’s […]

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Making Interactive Fiction: Scenes

August 21st, 2018 by

Whether we outline first, or just start writing, any prose story longer than a short vignette will break down into distinct scenes. In interactive narrative, this works a little differently: IF and games sometimes make it hard to cut from one story beat to another; stories aren’t necessarily one continuous line of events where we […]

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