December 6, 2005

Whom the Telling Changed

by Nick Montfort · , 12:23 am
Whom the Telling Changed

If you liked this, you very well might like this.

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.

WTTC screen

3 Responses to “Whom the Telling Changed”

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  3. Grand Text Auto » A Story for the Cloud: blueful Says:

    […] Reed, author of Whom the Telling Changed, has distributed his new story, blueful, in a fascinating way. I could say more, but you’ll see how it works formally after a […]

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