Electronic Literature @ Wheaton

Games, First Discussion (Week 7)


1. Jason Rohrer, Passage

URL: http://hcsoftware.sourceforge.net/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

URL: http://collection.eliterature.org/2/works/baldwin_basra.html

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
URL: http://collection.eliterature.org/2/works/nelson_game.html

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

URL: http://collection.eliterature.org/2/works/nelson_thisishowyouwilldie.html

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: