reMIX: Interactive Fiction

Structure, Sign, and Play

An Interactive Fiction by Jason Helms and Jacques Derrida

“There seems to be a voice reverberating around you, but whether its origin is above or below, you are unsure. It speaks in a heavy french accent: “Perhaps something has occurred in the history of the concept of structure that could be called an ‘event’, if this loaded word did not entail a meaning which it is precisely the function of structural-or structuralist-thought to reduce or to suspect.”

The concept is clever, though the implementation is a bit shaky… for example, one room mentions a spiral staircase, but when you type “climb staircase” the game says “You don’t see any such thing.”