When it comes to making rope, there's no school like the old school. I love that, despite the advances made in the areas of fabrication and industrial automation, there are still products made using methods that haven't changed in a century. Some things, as this video from How it's Made illustrates, are better off without updates. Read the rest
Industrial Accident is a short text game by John Ayliffe, creator of the amazing Seedship (play). You are (or control) an advanced industrial robot that makes a break for it, but whose freedom has, well, a peculiar direction to it. Read the rest
Anna Anthropy's "sequel to dys4ia" sheds light on the conflicting aftermath of the "empathy games" boom, and the fact so many celebrated creators are still alone and afraid.
"Twine horror games can act as catharsis for both creators and players by claiming ownership of fictionalized terror and fear," writes Carli Velocci in Bitch Magazine.
If you've played Tom McHenry's Horse Master, share this cool piece of art with all your pals. If you have not played Horse Master I berate and entreat you.
You've just been accepted to university on Earth; you say farewell to your family and start your comfortable, luxurious trip through space. Once you're on your way, though, you realize you might not be alone.
GHOSTZ, nested in sincere reflections on the virtual pet heyday of the 1990s, imagines caring for a digital pet's ghost. This can include offering it a bone from its former form ("DISRESPECTFUL") or punishing it with holy water.
Stephen Colbert's new Late Show gig doesn't start till September, so what's he doing in the meantime? According to this game released by his official website, the answer is "stumbling into a closet."
You Are A Horse is a Twine game where you are a horse. Who robs a bank.
These critically-acclaimed Twine games have been scattered across the internet like bits of seaglass—until now.
Keurig coffee machines, with their clunking lever, digital menu and environmentally-hazardous pods, are already kind of creepy—and that's even before you're hooked on their precious, precious dark caffeine.
The author of This Book Is A Dungeon [This Dungeon Is A Book] describes his new project as "a multi-format creative experiment that merges the worlds of game design, interactive fiction, indie authorship, and self-publishing together in one crazy project."
What would it be like to have actor Vin Diesel gently and encouragingly DM a game of Dungeons & Dragons for you? Thanks to a new Twine game, you don't have to guess, and the result is joyful. Read the rest
Starting at 11 am today, you can help choose the path of this New Orleans adventure with your tweets.
I love Twine games that are able to create a strong sense of place. Despite being text-only, a beautiful typeface and atmospheric, well-selected words go beyond 'choosing your own adventure', to navigating vivid interconnected chambers. Kitty Horrorshow's strange, oddly-lovely Hornets is vivid, all right. Read the rest
The recent Twiny Jam, which challenged anyone and everyone to create their own tiny Twine text game in 300 words or less, has revealed the merit of constraint: The idea was to lower the hurdles to making games for those daunted by the idea, a category that previously included me. Read the rest
Do you have about an hour? Can you write 300 words? Then you can—and should—make your own text adventure today. Read the rest