m. c. de marco: To invent new life and new civilizations...


I was inspired by a reddit post about gamebook software to update my list of hyperfiction tools again, this time moving it from the old blog post into two freestanding pages: the thesaurus (and reading list) and the software list.

The most interesting software suggestion to me was gamebookformat, with its extensive handling of paragraph numbers for gamebooks. I’m curious whether randomizing paragraph numbers will feel right to a reader who’s used to manually-assembled gamebooks. I also stumbled across some Twine vaporware called Spiner whose goals look similar to those of my PrePub.