Twisty Little Passages: An Approach to Interactive Fiction

Twisty Little Passages: An Approach to Interactive Fiction

by Nick Montfort
     
 

An introduction to interactive fiction, exploring the form from gaming and literary perspectives.See more details below

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An introduction to interactive fiction, exploring the form from gaming and literary perspectives.

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"Anyone interested in the use of technology for artistic and cultural purposes should crack open Twisty Little Passages." Book Bytes
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Anyone interested in the use of technology for artistic and cultural purposes should crack open Twisty Little Passages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262134361
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
12/01/2003
Pages:
302
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.15(d)

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J. Yellowlees Douglas
Twisty Little Passages is, quite simply, one of the best books on hypermedia, period. This book not only made me reconsider the importance of interactive fiction as a genre within hypermedia, it also made me devote a hefty portion of my graduate courses to IF — and Twisty Little Passages. Hell, after reading it, I even went out and bought every Infocom title I could lay my hands on. It's that good.

From the Publisher
"Anyone interested in the use of technology for artistic and cultural purposes should crack open Twisty Little Passages." Book Bytes

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Steve Meretzky
This is a thoroughly researched history of interactive fiction, as well as a brilliant analysis of the genre. Reading it makes me itch to fire up that old DEC-20 and start writing interactive fiction again!

Graham Nelson
Nick Montfort's excellent book puts interactive fiction into its literary context for the first time. Just as groundbreaking studies of romance and the gothic novel have broadened our idea of literary fiction, so Montfort makes a powerful case for recognition of this extraordinary new form of art: of the poetry that must live within the machine. Newcomers will find all that they need here, while those who are already aficionados will be constantly informed and surprised.

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