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by Vincent Zeng and Chris Martens

Slice of life

(based on 11 ratings)
1 member review

About the Story

"Origins" is a story of the individual, potentially convergent paths of two people making their way through Pittsburgh. There are two available modes, a "myopic" view wherein the player controls a single character's choices (but the consequences of both characters' actions are still shown); and an "omniscient" view, where both characters' choices are available. The story is rendered in an experimental multi-pane hypertext format.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: October 1, 2014
Current Version: 1
License: Freeware
Development System: JavaScript
IFID: Unknown
TUID: eh06stnhalqfg2vj


25th Place - 20th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2014)


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Two short stories played simultaneously, June 3, 2016
This is a short hypertext game about two people, one on a bike and one running. The screen is split into two windows, one for each story.

Each story has a sequence of 8 or so binary choices. You can either play as one character the whole time, with the other character's choices proceeding on its own, or you can play both characters at once (although you still make just one choice each 'second').

I found the story to be really short, and looking back and forth at the two panels detracted from the slice of life style of the story. However, it was well done in a technical way.

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