December 6, 2005
Whom the Telling Changed is a reframing and reworking of Gilgamesh, the first known epic, and it is the first work I’ve interacted with that effectively combines essential interface aspects of the link-based hypertext and interactive fiction forms. I speculated in Twisty Little Passages that this might be possible to do in an interesting way; Aaron Reed has shown how it can happen. The first release was winner of the 2005 Spring Thing interactive fiction competition; Release 2 is just out. Download it [z5 story file], try it online, or, if you like, check out Dan Shiovitz’s review of this hyper-interactive fiction.