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
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.