Andrew on Medium: November 2021
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When I started living among college students, and seeing these outfits show up on a daily basis, it was a little harder to explain. I wasn’t seeing groups of girls dressed like this, only individuals, but lots of individuals. When I moved to an entirely new city in an entirely new province and saw the same thing, I concluded that this was something I should try and figure out.
I’ve been dealing with mental health professionals for over 30 years, back when many people still believed in something called “adopted child syndrome.” You’d think that one of them would have noticed something, but none of them were very good.
There is no reason that you couldn’t have an epistolary video game, and I’d argue that it is a much better medium for it than film. Many epistolary novels put the reader into the role of investigator, and a video game takes that to the next level by adding interactivity. It is, on paper, a logical extension, but there is a catch: It is hard to work epistolary elements into a game with conventional gameplay mechanics — it gradually turns into something more like interactive fiction or an ARG.