A slice of (IF) life

Violet is one of my favorite pieces of interactive fiction (which shares some similarities with the adventure games discussed in this week’s Aarseth reading). Here’s the blurb: “Calm down. All you have to do is write a thousand words and everything will be fine. And you have all day, except it’s already noon.”

Pachisi response

The Pachisi article from The Art of Contest was not the most robust article from our readings this week but it was the one that intrigued me the most. I have never played Pachisi and have only heard of it in passing before so it was interesting to read about the history and some of the…