When acting as a particle / When acting as a wave

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- Zape, September 25, 2020

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Peeking through a pinhole, February 5, 2016
by verityvirtue (London)

I can't give much context on this piece, because every word in this Twine is a link. Without scenery text - text to set the scene - you see the game world solely through the decisions available to you. It's like peeking through a pinhole. Even then, the author suggests a dream sequences and segments of real life, with eerie parallels. The same actions repeat themselves, but take on deeper meanings in different contexts.

The format really works for the story. Reading only the links keeps the rhythm of the writing going. Circuitous conversations are shown through cycling links; social interactions crescendo in a series of seemingly trivial choices.

When acting as a particle was created for the Fear of Twine exhibition, organised by Richard Goodness, a collation of Twine games featuring a broad variety of styles and ways of using words. It's fairly short - reminiscent of the party game where you have to guess the story by asking the storyteller only yes/no questions - and well worth a look to consider how Twine can be used differently.

- E.K., September 24, 2015

- CMG (NYC), September 22, 2015

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Very quick, very jarring, September 22, 2015

Excellent stuff. It's a quick and slippery game, and doesn't suffer from cliche or over-engineering.

- timsamoff (Southern California), April 23, 2015

Electron Dance
Counterweight 12: On Fear of Twine

“They always say words are more powerful than graphics because words require the power of your imagination to create whatever the world is. This is even better than that, there’s almost like no words. You really have to invent the scenario from what the links are telling you. […] I don’t wanna go too much into the story, ’cause really, anybody listening to this and haven’t played it really should play it.” (Joel Goodwin)

“I loved this one, this is my favorite one, and this is probably my favorite twine in general. I didn’t know I had a favorite twine until I played this.” (Eric Brasure)

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Lost in Lualand
Fear of Twine

“You’re a lawmaker or something? I found it kind of vague and it lacked a proper payoff.”

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