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November 10, 2008 8:13 AM   Subscribe

The Loneliness Engine and other invisible games.
posted by flatluigi (19 comments total) 41 users marked this as a favorite

 
Crap, I just lost the game.
posted by obvious at 8:32 AM on November 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


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I'm guessing there's some sort of meta-thing going on here on how the web site works. Or maybe I just to don't understand what's going on here. Nice story, though.
posted by cimbrog at 8:38 AM on November 10, 2008


I don't quite "get it", but those are awesome stories. Favorited.
posted by aheckler at 9:31 AM on November 10, 2008


A project of Catherynne M. Valente
posted by patricio at 9:41 AM on November 10, 2008


The loneliness engine story gave me chills.
posted by Navelgazer at 9:45 AM on November 10, 2008


Oh, this is lovely. Thank you, flatluigi! I haven't had this much fun since I first read Invisible Cities.
posted by ourobouros at 9:54 AM on November 10, 2008


Did anyone else see this FP blurb and think "Oh, great, another stupid list topped by Duke Nukem Forever"?

The loneliness engine story gave me chills.

Yeah, I kept waiting for the payoff where the modems are all configured to open up a doorway for the Great Old Ones to come through.
posted by mkultra at 10:25 AM on November 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


Superawesome.
posted by Nonce at 10:29 AM on November 10, 2008


- .... .- -. -.- ... / ..-. --- .-. / - .... .. ...
posted by chelegonian at 10:31 AM on November 10, 2008


-.-- --- ..- ' .-. . / .-- . .-.. -.-. --- -- .
posted by flatluigi at 10:55 AM on November 10, 2008


I'm not quite sure what's going on here but I love it.
posted by Kloryne at 11:04 AM on November 10, 2008


I'm not quite sure what's going on here but I love it.

- .... .- - ... / .-- .... .- - / ... .... . / ... .- .. -.. .-.-.-
posted by aheckler at 11:15 AM on November 10, 2008 [7 favorites]


Sorry, I couldn't resist.
posted by aheckler at 11:19 AM on November 10, 2008


Pretty neat.
posted by Smedleyman at 1:17 PM on November 10, 2008


This is lovely stuff. Thank you.
posted by egypturnash at 4:49 PM on November 10, 2008


Navelgazer: If you got chills from the LE story --as did I--, you have to read the Killswitch tale. If it's a true story, wow, what an incredible work of, art maybe? If it's fiction, well then that's one hell of a short story. You gotta read it either way.
posted by papafrita at 7:13 PM on November 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


Wow, the killswitch story is amazing. The sort of thing I would have loved to do for my interactive thesis.
posted by Brainy at 11:12 PM on November 10, 2008


papafrita: Of course it's fiction. Didn't the "the game cannot be copied" line tip you off?
posted by tehloki at 10:46 PM on November 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


(There's also the title of the post - "Games that Never Existed...")
posted by flatluigi at 11:28 AM on November 12, 2008


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