sub-Q is a cool, ambitious new "interactive magazine" for fans of interactive fiction. It's the right time, says founder Tory Hoke, who takes note of new possibilities for the form offered by the rise of reading apps and devices, the proliferation of Twine, and massive successes like 80 Days. Even Stephen Colbert is into it.
Hoke and interactivity editor Devi Acharya want to bring together interactive fiction writers and literary authors in a publication that presents games, interviews and articles together—and aims to be the first magazine to offer professional rates for IF. It also has community features and achievements of a kind for participants who play the works offered.
We love all kinds of interactive fiction here at Offworld—from the wordplay of PataNoir to the elegant horror of Hornets or Stowaway; I back the Interactive Fiction Fund, which has given life to games like Never Go To Work and Morning Ritual. So we're super happy to see a venue devoted to IF in this way, and hope to see it succeed.
The Offworld Collection, presenting the very best features and essays from Offworld, is finally available to buy directly from Campo Santo for $40. I had the pleasure of designing and illustrating this splendid 250-page hardcover volume, but it’s the excellent writing, edited by Leigh Alexander and Laura Hudson, that makes it an essential buy. You […]
Zoya Street, curator of Critical Distance, offers slow reflections on the fast-paced world of digital play…
This week, our partnership with Critical Distance brings us reading on parenting via Tomb Raider, the utility of the word ‘gameplay’, and experiences from Nintendo ‘play counselors’ from the 1980s and 90s.
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Boasting an IPX6 waterproof rating, the Trakk Bullet Ultra Compact Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker resists dust and heavy rainfall. It’s currently available in the Boing Boing Store.The Trakk Bullet offers the same wireless convenience as other portable speakers, but few are built as tough as this one. Its utilitarian construction is designed to be a totally low-maintenance […]