A combination of random events and speculative fiction creates drama in this game’s virtual auction house. Does it matter that we can’t separate the randomness from the intentional storytelling and character? (This article includes a history of the game’s rocky production.)
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This unique, stunning surrealist self-help guide gets arrogant when it uses the strengths of the multimedia CD-ROM format to make players examine how they think.
The live-action interactive Wild West movie Mirage is an incoherently surreal fiasco. Turns out there’s a surprising reason why it’s so confusing…
Music Brush creates expressionist art that toys with animation and music, which also makes it a great tool for idle reflection.
Noir recreates the world of a generic 1940s detective story with incredible production values and the genre’s trademark convoluted plotting.
Short update about a stream for Prince Interactive in memory of the artist’s death. Includes a link to the video of the playthrough and discussion.
Some thoughts about the new frontiers opened by the risky but extremely promising emulation work recently implemented by the Internet Archive.
QuickTime enabled low-cost videos on computers, paving the way for new uses of multimedia. That said, we should all probably stop using it now.
The ultimate showdown of gorilla vs. gorilla is actually more like a gorilla programming exercise. (Wait, why is it called Rhapsody?)
Robot City is a gripping, scary, unforgettable sci-fi murder mystery saddled a tedious and unfair open world.