Clickhole’s parody newsgame simulates the gay love fest of ancient Roman battles

You are a seasoned Roman general in the year 31 AD. Your biceps and eight-pack glisten in the sunlight as the gods smile down upon you and promise bloody victory. Only you and your army stand between the Germanic invaders and your beautiful Roma. So you reach for your battle axe, grab a statue of Romulus and Remus suckling at their wolf-mother’s teat, and kiss your boyfriend, Antonius, hard on the lips. With Fight For The Glory Of Rome!, parody site Clickhole satirizes the attempts at a ‘choose your own newsgame,’ which many like the BBC have tried to use toward more serious ends.…


Death, dismemberment, and abstract horror comes to Twitter

If your relationship with Twitter is anything like mine, you might welcome the addition of a bloodthirsty mystical beast to your timeline. That’s exactly what developer Terence Eden has done with @wnd_go, a brief and deeply abstract Choose Your Own Adventure that uses the social media service as its platform.  The game begins in media res:  — A dreadful start (@wnd_go) January 11, 2015 There’s a hint of the comic to that start, but as the story continues it adopts a more magisterial tone. Almost every path ends with something like this: — Soon (@wnd_soon) January 11, 2015 Eden’s commitment to…