Variations on Your Body
Jim Likes Variations on Your Body because it's the brilliant Avery Alder's foray into solo games that drift into the space of art and literature:
Finding girlhood through witchcraft and bravery through stray feathers. Reaching back to ancient magics and forward to alien encounters. This collection contains four games, loosely defined – each straddles the line between poetry, roleplay, self-help, and magical invitation. They’re all solo pervasive games, meant to be played in the margins of your life.
From author Avery Alder:
Originally released in 2011, a game of teenage girlhood, practicing witchcraft, and discovering your secret beauty.
Originally released in 2013, a game of recovering your feathers and slowly rebuilding your wings.
Against the backdrop of a galaxy-spanning space alliance, discover what is being lost in translation.
For a player with depression, this is a game about bringing your bones to life and learning to ask them for help.
We’ve Been Stranger Things
Originally presented in 2014, this essay is about the importance of impossibility models for making sense of ourselves.