The artists will reverse engineer Mystery House, the first graphical adventure game; reimplement it in a modern, free language for interactive fiction development; and make a kit freely available to the public so that others may modify Mystery House Taken Over as they see fit. The artists will create their own modified versions and commission ten such games from the interactive fiction community and from other creators of net.art and electronic literature. Thus, the project will also introduce several novel games, all with identical structure, which will be artistic contributions themselves. —Nick Montfort, Dan Shiovitz, Emily Short —Mystery House Taken Over (Turbulence)
This proposal is one of several that garnered $5000 from the 2004 Turbulene competition. Congrats!