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Review: Hana Feels by Gavin Inglis

Hana Feels by Gavin Inglis Interactive story / Twine game 2015 I’m always anxious about reading fiction about depression. There’s a tendency towards romanticising mental illness – or at least the ‘pretty’ side of mental illness – that rubs me the wrong way. Fortunately, Hana Feels might be about depression,…

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Review: The Domovoi by Kevin Snow

The Domovoi by Kevin Snow Twine game / Hypertext 2014 The Domovoi is one of two games created by Kevin Snow and available on his Bravemule website, with a third being created and funded by Kickstarter. The Domovoi draws its inspiration from a mythical creature of Slavic origins. Whilst at…

Digital Fiction Resources

Updated 25 September 2018. Note: My series on Writing Digital Fiction is also a useful (more in-depth) resource. Quicklinks: What is Digital Fiction? Writing Digital Fiction Reading Digital Fiction What is Digital Fiction? Digital fiction (DF) as we understand it here at Wonderbox is: Fictional stories that are written and…

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Review: 80 Days by Inkle

80 Days by Inkle Digital Fiction – App & Steam Game ​2014 80 Days is loosely based on Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days as it has us take the role of Passepartout escorting his master, Monsieur Phileas Fogg, around a very steampunky 1872. It plays out like…

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Review: Adam Cadre’s 9:05

9:05 by Adam Cadre Interactive Fiction / Text Adventure ​2000 9:05 is the third interactive fiction published by Adam Cadre. It is, in his words, “a standard intro-to-IF piece” and the public opinion seems to be the same. If you’re looking for a way into interactive fiction, take this path.…

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