Interactive Fiction Experiment: A Rvl Story Cube

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I saw someone in my RSS feed share a link for this beta site — Rvl — that allows you to create virtual-cube-shaped presentations, and I wondered if it might work for interactive fiction. You have to envision the project as a cube that has sides up, down and to the right when creating (although you can go left to view). It does work, somewhat, but the inability to see a master plan, or concept map, of the various slides in orbit around the virtual cube made the writing of a story quite tricky. I had to make sure the narrative folded back in on itself a number of times (and there may still be some potholes in the story as a result. Sorry.)

You can access the story directly here, too. Use your arrow keys on the keyboard to toggle around, or you can mouse-click it, too. Let me know what you think …

Peace (cubed),


  1. Absolutely fun! But I couldn’t stop going back to see another path. It’s also addictive! Would you have some students write the entire thing? Would they work together. Do they need a kind of ‘mapping’ large piece of paper to visualize the parts (some could go on & on). Great stuff! (I am not a heartless reader, BTW).

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