Each month, we’ll round up all the links you may have missed about stuff happening in the interactive fiction space. Enjoy!
Just like the recent movie Searching, unrd lets you experience stories through a stranger’s phone.
Regardless of audience choices, the film’s story always ended the same. This was an issue for the Communist Party.
Interactive fiction has come to the world of audio books in a new partnership between the original publisher of the classic Choose Your Own Adventure series and Amazon’s Audible, via Alexa.
Survival and social commentary mix in Powerless the debut interactive fiction game from Narratio Studios.
Inspired by the writing of Isaac Asimov and the German adventurer Perry Rhodan, Hibernated is the first part in planned trilogy of narrative games centered around main character Olivia Lund.
The story goes that mega-producer J.J. Abrams was walking through LAX airport when he found a book sitting on a bench. When he opened it, he found an inscription reading: “To whomever finds this book please read it and take it somewhere and leave it for someone else to read.”
Rock and Roll is driven by narrative. Musicians adopt personas, world-build around themselves and the audience plays along. Some examples are overt — David Bowie becomes Ziggy Stardust, Brian Hugh Warner steps on stage as Marilyn Manson — but there is something particularly immersive about a good concept album