Last year, I signed up for
an intriguing murder-mystery-by-mail from the New Orleans-based Lady Delaney, writer and miniaturist. So when she recently announced a new by-mail subscription service, “Letters From Dead People”, I bought a subscription immediately. Continue reading
(Photographer: Ben Peter Catchpole)
In April, I had the privilege of creating a newly-commissioned art/play piece, “The Silence in Room 1258” for
Now Play This, a games festival in London. Situated in an antique desk, the game is a self-paced examination of ephemera from a 1930s Hollywood hotel after a paranormal incident. Continue reading
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My 2017 GDC talk on how the physical and cognitive experiences of escape room game players applies to VR is now on YouTube!
If you’re in London this weekend, you can now play The Silence in Room 1258, the small, quiet sort of thing I made for
the Now Play This 2017 exhibition! It was created for people who, like me, enjoy nosing through dusty old letters, and piecing stories together from what they find there.
Previously: Now Play This 2017
I was interviewed for the Feminist Frequency newsletter about my work on escape room and VR design!
What we’re aiming for is immersion — the idea that you can forget yourself for an hour and be in that world. I think that’s really valuable.
Thank you to Laura Hudson, all the kind folks at Feminist Frequency, and Rory Frances (@
puppytube) for giving me my Nancy Drew moment today.