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On The Border: An interview with Emily Short

  For this installment of On the Border, we have an interview with prolific and renowned interactive fiction author Emily Short. Known for her signature pieces like Galatea and Alabaster that blazed the trail for interactive fiction as a serious … Continue reading

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Lucidity: A game about sexual violence

Game Changer Chicago Design Lab seems like an interesting and worthy cause to stand behind here on The Border House. ┬áThis initiative, run by Patrick Jagoda (game studies teacher at University of Chicago) and University of Chicago doctor Melissa Gilliam, … Continue reading

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Game of the Day: Violet by Jeremy Freese

Today’s GOTD was submitted by reader Tobias. Violet, winner of IF Comp 2008, is a story about a relationship; it’s funny and a little bit heartbreaking. It’s also the only game I’ve ever played that has a “heteronormativity off” command, … Continue reading

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The Play‘s The Thing

Border House author Deirdra Kiai has a new game out called The Play. It is a browser-based choose-your-own-adventure-style text-based game about a disastrous dress rehearsal. You play as the director of the play and have to manage the attitudes of … Continue reading

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Choice of Games on Gender, Sexuality, and Authorship in IF

Choice of Games, creators of inclusive web-based multiple choice games like Choice of the Dragon, recently released a new game called Choice of Broadsides, a naval adventure in the style of the Horatio Hornblower novels. (Both games are available to … Continue reading

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