THE ADVENTURE GAME IS NO LONGER RELEVANT, they scream, eyes flecked with the righteousness of the lifelong gamesman. THE CONTROL METHOD IS FRUSTRATING, the INPUTS UNSATISFYING. What are these, PUZZLES?! Oh, DECISIONS?! Where is the smoothness of play? The feeling of control? Why is it that we must combine this and that to make a conversation come to life? Why must I stumble from screen to screen like this? I am the hero. Why is everything so difficult? Everything in it is difficult they say. Everything in it is difficult.
Cara Ellison made a Twine dating sim. It will sear your eyes and break your heart.
A TL;DR History in Hypertext
Cara Ellison tries to unravel the painful, tangled thread connecting her romantic relationships and videogames.
Cara Ellison introduces the neon-soaked ultraviolence of Hotline Miami.
Unwinnable’s Pulp Book Club returns with Cara Ellison, Jenn Frank and Stu Horvath digging into Raymond Chandler’s Farewell, My Lovely. Read the book? Join the discussion!
An epic rhapsody: Cara Ellison sings a song of Knightmares.
Cara Ellison leads gumshoe Brian Taylor and flatfoot Stu Horvath in a discussion of Dashiell Hammett’s hardboiled classic, Red Harvest. Got something to say about it? Join in the fray!