So we just changed from gaming to electronic literature, I haven’t done much electronic literature reading so I am very new to the topic. Electronic literature is a genre of literature encompassing works created exclusively on and for digital devices, such as computer, tablets and mobile phones. Electronic literature is a good mix of technology and text, it is multimodal, it combines different elements to tell a story and capture the audience while doing it. Some electronic literature can even be formed as a video game.

Different genres of Electronic literature

  • Hypertext fiction

Characterized using hypertext links that provide a new context for non-linearity in literature and reader interaction. The reader typically chooses links to move from one node of text to the next, and by doing this it creates a story from a deeper pool of potential stories.

  • Interactive Fiction                                            mateas__facade

    Interactive fiction is real-time storytelling format reacting to input from players.  It can be distinguished from hypertext fiction in terms of the game elements.  It allows readers to choose their preference

  • Kinetic Poetry

An interactive form of  creating poetry, words on a screen drift around and are drawn to each other, gradually sticking end to end, and accumulating into phrases. These phrases arrange themselves into successive lines of abstract poetry.

  • Generative Fiction

    The production of continuously changing literary texts by means of some set of rules and/or the use of algorithms.



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