Digital nonlinear CYOA comic
Friday, June 12, 2009
Comments: 2 (latest 17 hours later)
...or, digital nonlinear CYOA comic with dinosaurs?
I know which one I'd choose.
(Fortunately, they're the same choice. I mean there's only one link there. Narrative forced choice for the win!)
Seriously, this is brilliant on about six different levels. It's digging into CYOA structure, the way players react to CYOA structure, the way videogames react to the way players react to CYOA structure (by putting friction into the lawnmowering process). I could relate it to my current favorite topic, the way online multi-authored multi-threaded text has grown beyond the traditional notion of text as a medium, into some kind of performance -- something that can only be followed in real time, see?
It also riffs on "camping", a familiar notion from multiplayer shooter games. And, on top of that, it's got dinosaurs. So that's six levels right there.