Something a little different this week - a creative effort using a video game that has morphed into something odd. It has all the elements of a graphic novel, illustrated with screenshots and minimal text. Alice and Kev is a fascinating experiment with interactive software, and definitely worth checking out.
From the introduction:
This is Kev and his daughter Alice. They’re living on a couple of park benches, surviving on free meals from work and school, and the occasional bucket of ice cream from a neighbour’s fridge.
When you create a person in The Sims 3, you can give them personality traits that determine their behaviour. Kev is mean-spirited, quick to anger, and inappropriate. He also dislikes children, and he’s insane. He’s basically the worst Dad in the world.
His daughter Alice has a kind heart, but suffers from clumsiness and low self-esteem. With those traits, that Dad, and no money, she’s going to have a hard life.
Comics on Whidbey Island.