Presented here is just a small sampling of work from "Law & Order: Artistic Intent," a group show which ran the last week of May 2003 in downtown Santa Cruz. The theme was the long-running NBC police/courtroom drama "Law & Order" and its spinoffs, "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." This theme was inspired by my intense and somewhat recent love of "Law & Order."
My own personal favorite is Lennie Briscoe and the Immaterial Witness, but Everybody Loves Briscoe, so that ain't saying much. . .
There's a sketch of FRANK IRONWINE by Carla Speed McNeil, from the upcoming Apparat comic, over at Lying in the Gutters. If you read that sort of thing. And I wouldn't admit it in public either, except I just did. . .
Apologies for linking the suckiness that was the Buckaroo Banzai text adventure, and I hope and trust that Galatea is a more worthwhile way to spend your time:
Galatea has what I call a multilinear plot: unlike traditional [Interactive Fiction], it has no single path to victory. Instead there are a large number of endings, some more satisfactory than others, of which many could be considered "win" states. It takes only a few minutes of play to arrive at an ending, but considerably longer to find all of them.
Possibly seen linked in the comments to the Slashdot review of Twisty Little Passages: An Approach to Interactive Fiction, but that was a while ago, and I'm not sure why I didn't mention it until now. If you drop by the front page there, you can also vote on your Favorite Zero Wing Line. Can you believe "Somebody set up us the bomb." is behind. . . actually, if you have any idea what I'm babbling about, of course you believe it.
Oh, and there is a mobile/light version of this thing now, courtesy of WINKsite, but much work remains to be done. For example, editing the Atom feed so it includes full entries, and not just the extended bit, for those that have extended bits. Seeing as I hadn't even bothered creating an Atom index until this weekend, despite the reference to same in the
index.html, and still have to adjust the
.htaccess so the server sends the correct
MIME type for the thing. . . yep, I can hear your eyes glazing over from here.