Just finished interviewing the very talented Mr. Reed
October 30, 2010

We talked about Interactive Fiction, Social Politics, Education, Fallout 3, and going insane. It's a pretty excellent interview.

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zippdementia zippdementia - October 30, 2010 (03:30 PM)
Well, honest gamers got my review of Blue Lacuna... which has been linked on Aaron Reed's site, I just noticed

Gameroni gets the interview. If you're interested in Interactive Fiction or the application of video games to other fields, especially education, then please give it a read. I'd love to discuss it further with the folks here.
aschultz aschultz - October 30, 2010 (03:39 PM)
Just a general thumbs up here. He sent back a thanks-for-the-thanks pretty quickly. Good job to him for leaving a boring day job to do what he really wants.
zippdementia zippdementia - October 30, 2010 (04:34 PM)
It was a really interesting interview. I was really pleased that we got into issues of sexuality and racism. I could've spent an entire interview just discussing them. I think social issues like that are something that more video game developers need to be thinking about in a serious fashion.

Aaron Reed has officially made me fall in love with Interactive Fiction. I think I've just discovered my thesis project.
zigfried zigfried - October 30, 2010 (04:57 PM)
My interactive fiction game will discuss sexuality and racism in a mature manner. There will be a scene where the main character can have sex with racists.

//Zig
zippdementia zippdementia - October 30, 2010 (05:03 PM)
So wait, you'll be able to have sex with RunningFree in your game?
aschultz aschultz - October 30, 2010 (06:34 PM)
But are the racists attractive?
fleinn fleinn - November 01, 2010 (03:13 AM)
Have you never had an instinct to recoil away from something, based on just your first obvious impressions? Strange thing, but a lot of people don't really deal with their racism.

So maybe the game could point out your own prejudice, or something like that?
JoeTheDestroyer JoeTheDestroyer - November 01, 2010 (05:06 AM)
Now, when we say racist, do we mean:

A) The Archie Bunker lovable racist type,
B) Edward Norton in American History X racist, or
C) Like the skinheads from vigilante who appear to be equal opportunity employers (see level 2)
zippdementia zippdementia - November 01, 2010 (02:12 PM)
Have you never had an instinct to recoil away from something, based on just your first obvious impressions? Strange thing, but a lot of people don't really deal with their racism.

So maybe the game could point out your own prejudice, or something like that?


You are outside of a bar.

"GO IN BAR"

You can't go in bar. There is a black man standing outside the door.

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