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About the StorySwan Hill is an interactive story about brothers who have grown apart. It has multiple endings.
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Low-key fantasy hypertext about the relationship between two brothers. One chose to rule. The other ended up practicing magic, which goes by the high-brow name of philosophy in the Swan Hill universe.
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The story isn't about this specifically, but it shadows the relationship and the obliquely subtle plot. This feels like a tiny fragment of a much larger world, and I enjoyed the little glimpse of it that this story gives. I hope this writer has more to show us because the story is achingly lovely and melancholic.
A somewhat long Twine game about a chancellor and a duke, February 3, 2016
In this game, you play as a chancellor of a university, brother to a Duke. The setting is not historical England, though there are similarities.
The game is serious, and focuses on your relationship with your brother. You remember your past, learn about his present activities, and make choices about your future.
It's very interesting as a study in relationships, and also as a medieval-esque game.
I loved this., November 11, 2014
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Best fantasy games by MathBrush
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Hypertext stories that make heavy use of text transformations by Bruno Dias
I'm looking for hypertexts that make heavy use of stretchtext and related effects to tell their story - Links that add, remove, or alter text within a passage. Swan Hill for instance makes heavy use of this, and my own work does too, but...
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