Classic digital storytelling, updated

A nice example of interactive fiction can be found in Vicious Cycles.  The original story appeared in 2001 or so, a tale of time travel and terrorism.  Formally, the interesting bit is that it requires repeated replaying of a situation.  Your point of view character experiences an odd sequence of events, things end badly, then… you start again.

It’s a fiendishly elegant series of puzzles, with good emotional heft.

Hitting the train station, not for the first time

The Bloomengine fellow did a neat job of redesign, creating an interface which doesn’t require text entry.

Play/read/experience it.  And don’t feel ashamed about hitting the Hint button.

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