Can There Be Game Without Play

Can There Be Game Without Play  How does one define play or game? David Golumbia says that play is what we do when using a game. When I sit down and use a game, I consider myself as playing that game. Golumbia believes that the words game and play are being misunderstood. In the article…

Pry into Pry

A Book to Watch and a Film to Touch At least that is what the LA Review of Books is calling Pry, A Novella. Pry is an interactive book sold as an app on Apple devices. It is written by Samantha Gorman and Danny Cannizzaro who collectively call themselves Tender Claws. There are five chapter…

Review of Pry, A Novella

Pry, A Novella definitely could be considered the future of literature with respect to those of e-books and gaming. The novella is unlike any book one can pick up and turn the pages as they read. In Pry the experience is based on the user. As the two creators of the Tender Claws company,Gorman and…

A Review of PRY: A Novella

The concept of a digital story isn’t a new one to me. I remember being seven years old and playing interactive storybooks on my old desktop Dell. At the time, I wasn’t able to be impressed by the creativeness behind the games and activities that went along with the story, nor was I able to…

Pry: A Review

Have you ever sat down and thought about how boring it is to read a book line by line, chapter by chapter? How bland is it to read a book in a linear fashion? If you’ve ever thought that, here’s some good news for you! There are these things called interactive novellas. They allow readers to…

Pry into the Mind of a Soldier

Pry is an interactive novella app made by Danny Cannizzaro and Samantha Gorman. The novella app allows the readers to pry open or pinch close to get more out of the story. It is about a man named James who was in the Gulf War stationed in I believe Dharan, and is now a veteran…

Micro-writing 2

Pry has been called a “book to watch and a film to touch”. The LA Review of Books says that “if you want to see one of the seeds of future lit, read Pry.” Based on your experience with electronic literature, what do you think? As a contributor to an emerging blog about electronic literature, you’ve…

Contemplating and Creating My Story

While there are many aspects of writing that I find challenging, I found that for this assignment it was the details of my story that made it difficult. I honestly spent so much time trying to come up with a solid story with strong characters and plot. When it comes to imagining stories, I think…