Calling Karen…

/Calling Karen…

I’ve been “playing” Karen for the last few weeks, with quotes around “playing” because it’s not really a “game” so much as it is a visual choose your own adventure novel parcelled out in timed episodes. You know the companion story quest cutscenes in BioWare games? Well, imagine an iPhone app which is just those, without all the monster-killing in between.

Which is kind of a shit write-up–hey, there’s a reason I don’t write my own blurbs–but I do really like Karen in general and this form of interactive storytelling in particular. I didn’t find the app quite as intrusive or challenging as the marketing blurb makes it out to be, however, probably because I’m already used to interacting emotionally with scripted NPCs who remember things I’ve done in the past and use the information against me (thanks, BioWare). Which, come to think of it, is an interesting observation in and of itself…

Anyway. Karen. Go grab it.

2017-09-28T13:40:15+00:00 30th May, 2015|Tags: gaming, ios|Comments Off on Calling Karen…