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A Dark and Stormy Entry

by Emily Short profile

Slice of life
2001

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Unknown
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Forgiveness Rating: Merciful
Baf's Guide ID: 2239
IFID: ZCODE-1-010415-5C4B
TUID: wqrlx3wvtmkjds9q

Off-Site Reviews

Paean to Wanderings
Written for LOTECH Comp, this depicts, in rather exaggerated form, the process of brainstorming a story. There is no single, unifying narrative; the story can go in a great many directions, and the suggestion is that it could go anywhere. Choices are framed in terms of things like "Choose a setting" or "This isn't working. Try switching viewpoint." The great majority of the stories are never finished; the game ends when the writer either gives up or feels they have enough material to write something. It's consciously Borgesian in that it mostly plays with many possible stories, rather than attempting to develop and detail a sustained one. (One of the major branches is explicitly Calvino-inspired.)
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Page Update History

  v.6: 25-Aug-2011 10:56 - Emily Short (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
Changed genre, forgiveness, external review links
v.5: 10-Aug-2010 15:09 - Dave Chapeskie
Changed download links
v.4: 17-Aug-2008 04:07 - thisisboots
Changed IFIDs
v.3: 03-Mar-2008 22:11 - Emily Short
Changed cover art
v.2: 25-Oct-2007 19:49 - Eriorg
Changed author
v.1: 16-Oct-2007 01:50 - IFDB
Created page