A downloadable game
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Play Online Here: http://abigailcorfman.com/OSDemo.html
A game about technology, magic and becoming a person.
Open Sorcery is text-based. It follows the development of an elemental firewall. A creature of magical fire bound by C++ code.
In this game you can:
- Search for malicious spirits
- Protect your network
- Make friends
- Burn everything
- Become sapient
There are 90,000 words of text, five animated sequences, eighteen achievements to pursue, and eight possible endings.
I created Open Sorcery because I fell in love with the Twine engine and see it as an amazing tool for creating stories. Words sitting static on a page can move people to tears. When I can weave color and pictures and sound into my words, well it's almost cheating.
Open Sorcery particularly is an exercise in how rapidly a player can develop emotional relationships to characters. I made the main character a firewall to accelerate attachment to the other characters--from the start your purpose in the game is to protect them.
The firewall's constant monitoring also gives the player a view into the characters' private lives and a litany of personal moments and snippets of dialog help to flesh out the cast.
The game is concluded with a massive threat to the population that will starkly illuminate any feelings of investment. It is meant to be an emotional experience.
Game by Abigail Corfman
Photography by Becky Strauss
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