A small gathering of some of my interactivity thinking and creations.
I am currently freelancing on an interactive story (digital) with collective dynamics that will be released early 2022, prepping my prosocial storytelling game DIYSPY for tabletop release, developing a project where you play insect allies in an uprising in the backyard, and drafting a book on reconstituting narrative design.
|Can’t Sell This
Podcast interview on interactive storytelling
|Finding a Way
DiGRA journal article about techniques to bridge the schism in narrative design with objectives and first-person learning
Post about letting testers play with your design
Article about the design of a commissioned community arts recovery project where I worked with the town of Kandanga archiving their play through generations
|Adapting the “Hierarchy of Understanding” to Games
Article on designing the onboarding experience in games
My hybrid online/local conference on interactive narrative design with speakers from around the world
|Whyfinding: What Pervasive Gaming has taught me about Level Design
Remote talk for ARGFest-O-Con about the leaning on extrinstic motivation in videogames.
|Magister Ludi Game
Installation and App on how we learn to put ourselves into rooms to escape, commissioned by the Experimenta International Biennial of Media Art
Post about a narrative design method to combine multiple narrative and real world structures
|Playing the Game of Legacy
Play review of Bernie De Koven’s final game gift to the world
Post about the different ways we can design mechanics.
|Christy Dena interviews Eric Zimmerman
Commissioned interview article for Cordite Literary Review
|Remediation of the Art Space in Second Life
Presentation in SL about in-world art spaces
|Narrative Design Testing
Post about some of the things I find I continually need to test for other people’s work and my own.
|Bakers of Anarchy
Live game on rebelling against the systems of oppression through a baking TV show, commissioned by Pop Up Playground
| The Writers’ Guide to Making a Digital Living
Co-written ebook commissioned by the Aust Literature Board
|New Writing Universe
A chart of all the interactive storytelling terms I found as of 2008
|AUTHENTIC IN ALL CAPS
An audio drama across the web about the meaning of death
|Elements of Interactive Drama
Journal article on an early web-based drama