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porpentine’s latest is a meditation on the trend / trope / myth of sadistic computer overlords in videogames (and what an unsurprising place for such an archetype to emerge), one that situates the motif firmly within the realm of queer desire. porp is threading a labyrinth of feminine expression in digital games – the thread, of course, looks more like twine. i catch glimpses of an alien landscape, and the alien landscape looks like me. also recommended: howling dogs, an earlier work.


  1. jack fields wrote:

    This is a great thing. One of the great things about it is that I’m not convinced that graphics would make it better. However, in keeping with that other Twine adventure you posted about, I’m going to suggest some music: Tangerine Dream’s Zeit:

    12/18/2012 at 5:19 pm | permalink
  2. mks wrote:

    a quite enjoyable spiritual journey :3

    Harlan Ellison, eat your heart out!

    12/29/2012 at 8:43 pm | permalink
  3. luna-z wrote:

    goddamn this is just the most amazing game

    it’s also better than most sci-fi writing by a country mile (to say nothing of videogame sci-fi writing)

    i’ve never been so scared by mere words before

    12/31/2012 at 1:09 am | permalink
  4. John G wrote:

    Strong if occasionally purple writing but as for the torture thing, this old man will take “Starcross”…

    12/3/2013 at 11:11 pm | permalink

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