You are likely to be eaten by a grue

Mark Bruno offers his version of the “Remember text adventure games? People are not only still playing them, they’re writing new ones!” essay. I thought his discussion of the relationship between IF and electronic literature showed some insight. I also discovered that while text adventure games where born into the family of computer games, they had since “grown up” and began “hanging out” with the literature crowd (though it still…

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Parenting Tip #234: Katamari Damacy

Once when I needed to entertain my daughter while we were driving somewhere, I said, “Let’s pretend that, rolling along outside the window, there was a little ball that would pick up trash and boxes and trash cans, and that as it collected items it got bigger and bigger, until it was picking up houses and buildings, and that there was happy music playing that sounded like this (I hummed…