Hi, and thanks for visiting! Here’s where I keep things that I think of more as art experiments than games, though they might be considered that, too. Thoughts in Twine form. Feelings told through RPG Maker. That sort of thing. In other words, blogging through games.
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Hi, Everyone! I decided to move some things from my main Games site to here since I think they fit in better with Ephemera. You’ll find them posted under the Archived Games category as well as being listed with all the other games/stories. Enjoy!
(Gameplay Hint: If you can’t seem to move fast enough to get through a certain area, hold down the DASH button while you run. It’s Shift on the keyboard and X on a controller.)
The very first game I created was a Twine game called The Choice which deals with suicidal feelings. It was inspired partly by another game–a wonderful game–called Today I Die. I wanted the game to be helpful for sorting through those kinds of feelings, and I guess it works on some level, but it isn’t anything I would create now.
I never, ever thought I’d follow up on that game. But in a way, I have. Erase Me is actually a bit darker and, in a way, more honest. The Choice is all about a voice that’s begging you to live. This one is… less so.
But just because a game is dark doesn’t mean it’s hopeless.
Initial completion time: About 5-15 minutes.
I created this in response to something I’ve had trouble with for a long time: setting out to work on a personal project or deal with some issue, but being too scared/anxious/generally paralyzed to actually do it. I’m guessing I’m not alone.
This little Twine exercise deals with some of the feelings I’ve had surrounding that. As a hint for playing it, things aren’t as hopeless as they look. Sometimes, doing what doesn’t work eventually pushes you to try something that does.
(Original game publication date: 10/20/2013)
Oh my. Where to start with this one? I guess you’d call Shadow of a Soul an erotic horror Twine adventure(?) game with BDSM themes. I originally hosted it on my main Games site, but it doesn’t fit in there and feels bit TMI. But here? That’s no problem! So this is its new home.
I created this one because I wanted to. No other reason, really. And yes, I had fun in the process. Maybe I’ll try creating another naughty game someday. (more…)
(Original game publication date: 01/10/2013)
This was my second attempt at a game, also made in Twine. Thanks to an unexpected mention by a person who was well-known online, it wound up making an unexpectedly big impression. It was mentioned in Kotaku. It got a nice write-up in Bit Creature. It was even the IF Game of the Day at The Border House. Needless to say, I did not see all that coming.
Anyway, this one is about my early experiences in coming out bisexual. Let’s just say that things didn’t go as planned; I think the main reason this hurt so much is because it came from a source where one would expect understanding. I’ve become more comfortable in my identity since then (otherwise, I couldn’t have made Eden) and I know you can’t judge an entire group by the behavior of some, but that first impression can become a lasting one for many. (more…)