In Raine Koskimaa’s new Dichtung Digital article I found this lovely description of a Finnish hypercard work from the late 80s/early 90s:

One of these (HyperApocalypsis) employed the premise that if the reader is not interested enough in the story and quits reading in less than 15 minutes, all the characters will die, and that’ll be the end of the (fictional) work.

Yeah, more responsibility to readers!

2 thoughts on “reader kills characters

  1. Myrtle

    I believe it is the responsibility of the writer to keep the reader’s interest … and the characters alive.

  2. grandtextauto.org

    New Issue of Dichtung-Digital
    The current Scandanavian-focused issue of dichtung-digital has several new articles that should be of interest to the grandtextauto crowd, such as The Elements of Simulation in Digital Games by ƒkin Jarvinen, Paradigms of Interaction: Conceptions and M…

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