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Aaron A. Reed

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Aaron A. Reed is a writer and game designer focused on the intersection of prose and play and finding new ways for people to tell stories together. His fiction, games, and playable artworks have won recognition from a broad range of storytelling communities, including the Independent Games Festival (video games), the ENnie Awards (tabletop roleplaying), and Kirkus Reviews (traditional publishing). Aaron is a multi-time IndieCade and IGF finalist, and his work has also been shown at South by Southwest, Slamdance, and GaymerX; he has spoken about digital storytelling at PAX and PAX East, Google, WorldCon, NarraScope, and the Game Developer Conference. He lives in Santa Cruz, California.

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Curses (1993)

It would have been a safe bet in 1993 to say the text adventure was dead. That year saw the last release of a traditional parser game by a mainstream publisher: Legend Entertainment’s Gateway II: Homeworld, a sequel only greenlit because the original had sold unexpectedly well. But the unlikely success was not repeated. The bestselling games of the year would be CD-ROM extravaganzas like Myst and

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I really wanted to like this more than I did after hearing about the core conceit. Some of the writing is stunning in its execution, but the various plot episodes didn't really add up into a satisfying sum for me, and I couldn't figure out what to do ...more
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Really strong first half, but the second part didn't work as well for me. The main character becomes so beaten-up and broken that it starts to beggar belief that he's still alive, and that the formerly terrifying monster still somehow isn't able to d ...more
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Really strong first half, but the second part didn't work as well for me. The main character becomes so beaten-up and broken that it starts to beggar belief that he's still alive, and that the formerly terrifying monster still somehow isn't able to d ...more
Aaron Reed added a status update: Fans of generative text and palindromic dates might appreciate that for 02/02/2020, I've created two Twitter bots that are tweeting out the full text of TWO VERSIONS of my novel Subcutanean, which regenerates itself for each new copy. Check out the details here: https://medium.com/@aareed/0202-2020-...
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Wow! Sequel to Revenger starts off with more of the same "pulpy space pirates with surprisingly accurate science" (shades of Asimov's "Lucky Starr" books). His central conceit of something that feels like a galactic empire of thousands of worlds that ...more
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“(Cast your mind back to a time when kids like us had figured out the internet but people old enough to own property hadn’t, so instead of browsing classifieds our bandwidth went entirely to downloading all the music in the world.)”
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