November 2017 – Laid Off from the Synesthesia Factory, Winter Storm Draco, Photopia

Welcome to the eighth month of Text Club! (FAQ)

Our three games this month are …

Laid Off from the Synesthesia Factory

Synpiece: A wearable technology that changes the wearer’s mood. Users of the Synpiece can adjust the ‘color’ of their experience, which adjusts psychological traits mapped to hue (emotion), saturation (intensity) and value (complexity). The Synpiece can be used by brands to increase users’ engagement. 

In your email client, this is saved as a draft. There’s some more text at the bottom. You don’t remember typing it: “become hypersaturated.” 

By Katherine Morayati, 2015, ifdb

Play Laid Off from the Synaesthesia Factory in your browser. (Or download the story file from that same page & play it in an interpreter such as Lectrote.)


Winter Storm Draco

A chronicle of the events of the winter storm of the same name.

By Ryan Veeder, 2015, ifdb

Play ‘Winter Storm Draco’ in your browser. (Or download the story file from the ifdb page & play it in an interpreter such as Lectrote.)


Photopia

By Adam Cadre, 1998, ifdb

Scenes from a handful of ordinary lives alternate with chapters of a child’s colorful science-fantasy. (-Baf’s Guide)

Download Photopia 2.01 from Adam Cadre’s site here. You’ll need a glulx interpreter such as Lectrote to play the file.

You can also play Photopia 1.3, a “stripped-down version designed for online play”, in your browser.


 

This month is Thanksgiving here in the US, so the podcasted discussion will be with my sister Rebecca Elliott, recorded as we recover from a holiday meal.

Meanwhile, do feel free to share your thoughts & feelings in the comment zone below, either on this post or on the podcast post at the end of the month.

I think this is going to be our best month yet!

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