Fiction is a Three-Edged Sword

Fiction, interactive fiction and narrative


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In case you thought no-one played IF…

Here’s the synopsis for the new movie, Source Code, out in the UK in a couple of weeks…

…and here, to play through in a half-hour or so, is a hypertext version of Simon Mark’s IF Comp game Vicious Cycles originally released in 2001.

We need agents! We can sell our concepts to Hollywood!

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The twist is…

I just saw The Adjustment Bureau, a light-weight but pacy film that about men in special hats. No spoilers follow, despite the fact I’m going to talk about the ending, because the twist was there wasn’t a twist. That’s what I’m going to talk about, really. Twists. Promise.

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