Month: October 2014

Terror Aboard the Speedwell, Lights Out, Please, and Her Pound of Flesh

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Originally posted on <a href="http://emshort.wordpress.com/2014/10/29/terror-aboard-the-speedwell-lights-out-please-and-her-pound-of-flesh">Emily Short's Interactive Storytelling</a>: <br />In keeping with the season, three short reviews of horror IF. The review of Her Pound of Flesh gets into some spoilers, but they’re clearly marked; otherwise, these should be safe to check out even if you haven’t played the games in question. Terror Aboard the Speedwell is a premium Twine game that sells for a few dollars on itch.io. It starts out as a slightly Heinleinesque…

Making The Terror Aboard The Speedwell

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Conception and Production I started working on the original version of The Terror Aboard The Speedwell started over a year ago. I had finished writing a novel in grad school and was sending it around to agents and publishers. People seemed to like it, but couldn’t take it because they couldn’t market it, and I wasn’t interested in turning the story into a young adult novel. I spent around four years writing this book, so I was […]

[R]espawn

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It’s the future. The remnants of humanity, in the aftermath of a cataclysmic event known only as The Fall, have fled a dying homeworld to seek refuge among the colonies of the solar system. 500 years later on the small moon of Callisto, every human has the right to respawn. Today, you are exercising that right. [R]espawn is a sequel to both You Were Made for Loneliness and The Terror Aboard The Speedwell. You do […]