Shade (interactive fiction)

"Shade" is a work of interactive fiction released in 2000 by Andrew Plotkin. The author describes it as a "one-room game set in your apartment". "Shade" won the 2000 XYZZY Award for Best Setting. [cite web
url =
title = XYZZY Awards: Winning Games of 2000
work = XYZZY News
publisher = Eileen Mullin
archiveurl =
archivedate = 2008-09-11
] "Shade" has been described as "technically innovative" for "opt [ing] out of conventional light modeling" and "dispens [ing] with conventional spatial navigation." Instead of conventional navigation, " [t] he player location is indicated through nuance and shifting emphasis."Citation
last = Douglass
first = Jeremy
date = 2007-02
title = Second Person: Role-Playing and Story in Games and Playable Media
publisher = MIT Press
pages = 129-136
chapter = Enlightening Interactive Fiction: Andrew Plotkin's "Shade"
chapter-url =
editor-last = Harrigan
editor-first = Pat
editor2-last = Wardrip-Fruin
editor2-first = Noah
] Emily Short described "Shade" as "the closest I've come to being able to play an episode of the Twilight Zone. It works through dread: we want to know what comes next, and we are certain that it won't be good." [cite web
url =
title = Shade
date = 2008-08-21
last = Short
first = Emily
authorlink = Emily Short
work = Play This Thing
publisher = Manifesto Games
archiveurl =
archivedate = 2008-09-11


See also

* Gerry (film)

External links

* [ Author's website]
* [ Baf's Guide review]
* [ SPAG review]

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