Alice and Kev

Robin Burkinshaw has finished Alice and Kev, an interesting exercise in computer-assisted storytelling, using screen shots from The Sims 3 to tell the story of a homeless father and daughter.

Originally the story was told serially, with a few posts a week; then there were a few very long gaps, but the story is finished now, and you can read it all at once.

It’s not a literary masterpiece, and I would have enjoyed it better if the story had progressed without interruptions. Nevertheless, it’s worth a look.

This is Kev and his daughter Alice. They’re living on a couple of
park benches, surviving on free meals from work and school, and the
occasional bucket of ice cream from a neighbour’s fridge.