Digital Fiction
March 1, 2010 6:40 PM   Subscribe

Dreaming Methods — Atmospheric digital fiction projects designed to be experienced on a computer with the lights down and your sound turned up. Use the mouse to pan around and interact.

Dreaming Methods is a non-profit website established in 2000 which evolved from digital collections of short stories that were available on floppy disk during the 1990s. It is now an experimental venture into combining fictional narratives with atmospheric multimedia designed to be read and experienced on-screen.

"Dreaming Methods is ambitious. It's digital fiction, but not in a way you'd expect. Methods's fiction can't be categorized. It's film, but with gameplay. Prose, but with sound. Animation, but with photographs. What is it, exactly? I can't say. But I'd like to think it's a taste of the future." —
posted by netbros (8 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Myst deja vu

Nice link, thanks!
posted by HuronBob at 6:47 PM on March 1, 2010

? After completing Clearance I was shunted to this Sky News article.
posted by tellurian at 7:11 PM on March 1, 2010 [1 favorite]

Thanks for this. These are the sort of projects that got me all excited about the potential of CD ROMs back in the mid 90's. I'm looking forward to exploring this. Oh, and the first thing that popped into my head when I landed on the site was that an expansion of Bowie's "Outside" story would work well here.
posted by davebush at 7:23 PM on March 1, 2010

I thought this would be cheesy, but it's surprisingly awesome. I went through "Capped" - very atmospheric and evocative.
posted by andeles at 8:05 PM on March 1, 2010

That's pretty neat. Makes my flash player freak out a bit (prompts to abort the script because it claims that continuing will make my computer slow).
posted by juv3nal at 11:34 PM on March 1, 2010

I've been wanting to do something like this for some time, but I don't have any Flash Skillz. I can write though!
posted by Mister_A at 8:13 AM on March 2, 2010

very nice. thanks for posting.
posted by peterkins at 10:12 AM on March 2, 2010

Clearance was pretty cool, even for just a few minutes. Am sort of wondering how I can make my own with open source software. I have Flash CS4 but I'm pretty much done with Flash.
posted by circular at 2:41 PM on March 2, 2010

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