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This is a surreal story about… having your phone in your mouth. It’s more cyberpunk than it sounds, promise, and delivers a complete narrative arc in not very many words at all.
Arnott captures the craving for that rush of neurotransmitters that social media is designed to deliver, but transforms it into something a bit more insidious. (Spoiler - click to show)The titular phenomenon (yes) forms a whole subculture by itself, into something meshed into the fabric of society.
Phone in Mouth is less of a fully-formed dystopian story, but almost more like a thought experiment. It ponders what wearable technologies could possibly look like, then what it might look like when it all goes wrong. It is a little on the nose as a cautionary tale, with shades of 1984 - but then again, looking behind the scenes at companies like Amazon seems to suggest that whatever you can imagine, there’s probably a company doing worse.
"Phone in Mouth" is a short story about a journalist discovering the subculture of "oralphones", people who put their smartphones into their mouths. As the term "short story" indicates it's not a game. The writing isn't remarkably bad, but "interactive" means more than occasionally pressing a "continue" button.
|Things, by Jacqueline A. Lott and Sam Kabo Ashwell|
Average member rating: (9 ratings)
|stars, by lysander|
Average member rating: (1 rating)
a very short, very soft game where you click boxes and look at stars. it's about 188 words long.
|You Are a Turkey!, by Jacqueline A. Lott|
Average member rating: (6 ratings)
This was written at pretty much the very last second for ClubFloyd's 2011 Thanksgiving Speed-IF session, inspired by Christos Dimitrakakis, who said, "Let's play You Are A Turkey!" during a ClubFloyd session while we were waiting for the...