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.


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