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Opening Up Digital Fiction Writing Competition 2.0

Cymraeg >> Deadline for submissions: 15 Feb 2018 Announcement of winners: 31 July 2018 Submit Entries Here Entries accepted in English and Welsh. Wonderbox Publishing, in conjunction with Bangor University (Wales), is sponsoring the second annual competition to discover the best “popular” digital fiction: digital fiction that appeals to mainstream…


Review: Andy Kelly’s Derelict

Derelict by Andy Kelly 2017 Hypertext / Twine Game Derelict was written by Andy Kelly, @ultrabrilliant on Twitter, writer for PC Gamer, and contributor to Edge and The Guardian, amongst other places. It’s a short — I played in less than an hour — interactive horror science fiction story. Like…


Review: Peter J. Favaro’s Alter Ego

Alter Ego by Peter J. Favaro, Ph.D. 1986 Text Adventure Game / Multiple Choice Game (ChoiceScript) There are many reasons to play video games. Enjoyment is often a key factor (despite that friend who’s known to chuck their X-BOX controller into a wall); they also provide a valuable sense of…


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…


Review: Lifeline by 3 Minute Games

Lifeline by 3 Minute Games Mobile app / Text adventure Steam / iTunes / Google Play 2016 There’s a tendency in interactive fiction for authors to use fairly dry, prosaic description to bring players into their worlds. It works, but perhaps it’s fair to say that there is room for…

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