As a writer of microfiction (I’ve composed dozens of two-sentence stories), I found myself inevitably wondering what interactive microfiction would be like, if it existed - and I remembered this strange little game I first played over a decade ago. I probably shouldn’t call it a game, really, although it’s hosted by a gaming site - it’s really more of an experiment in storytelling.
“Viewpoints” takes you into the perspective of a young woman sitting in the passenger seat of a car, heading down the highway. You can click on various things in her environment: a flock of birds, the setting sun, her watch, the radio, the driver of the car. Every item you click on advances the story, and the order in which you click on things determines what outcome you get.
Fair warning, it is full of mature content and goes into some very dark places. (Also, it’s not optimized for mobile.)