1. Jason Rohrer, Passage
Special Instructions: I’ve included the files you need to download the game in a subfolder (titled “Games”) of our shared Dropbox folder.
Before or after playing the game, please read this 2008 article from the Wall Street Journal (which I’ve selected from a number of other public discussions of the game–a number of which are linked to Rohrer’s download site for the game):
Please also read Rohrer’s creator’s note:
2. Sandy Baldwin, New Word Order
Special Instructions: Before playing the game, please read Baldwin’s essay found here (and also saved to the Games subfolder on Dropbox):
3. Jason Nelson, Game, Game, Game and Again Game
Special Instructions: Before playing Nelson’s games, please read this interview from the Guardian’s website:
I would also urge you to take a look at Nelson’s site for his digital poetry:
4. Jason Nelson, This is How You Will Die
Special Instructions: See above.
5. Jim Andrews, Asteroids http://poemsthatgo.com/gallery/fall2003/arteroids/
Special Instructions: Before or after playing the game, take a look at Andrews’s critical discussion of the piece here: