Callie Smith and Drew Cook welcome guest Aaron A. Reed to discuss his 50 Years of Text Games project as well as 1985’s A Mind Forever Voyaging. Aaron’s experiences as both reader and author lead us to some great exchanges and insights into Steve Meretzky’s classic game about art, political witness, and as-yet unexplored possibilities in computer games.
Aaron’s current project, 50 Years of Text Games, is a history of interactive text as told in essays, images, and infographics. See below for more information, including Aaron’s sample book chapter about A Mind Forever Voyaging. We’re looking forward to seeing the final product!
50 Years of Text Games: Kickstarter page
A Mind Forever Voyaging—sample chapter
New to Gold Machine?
This podcast (Gold Microphone) is a spinoff from Drew Cook’s project to play and document every Infocom game. You can find that content (still in process) at Gold Machine. Drew Cook and Callie Smith come together here to have less formal conversations about the joy of playing these classic games. Episodes should be available on your favorite platform. You can also listen to them on the web at anchor.fm.
Get in Touch!
Drew and Callie don’t monetize any content from the Gold Machine project. The best way to reward our efforts is by reaching out. Start a discussion, suggest a game, or leave a nice review someplace. We started these IF projects to meet people and have some conversations about great IF.
Drew’s Twitter: @GolmacB
Callie’s Twitter: @golmac_callie