Void Gaze
Networked Interactive Fiction & Animated GIFs
2011


Void Gaze is an interactive text experience with an accompanying series of computer drawings. In the style of early text adventure games, the player uses words to interact with the gameworld by entering them at a command prompt.

Themes related to vision and sight run throughout the work, including references to 19th century physicist Joseph Plateau, who went blind as a result of staring into the sun. As the player makes their way through six different locations (A,Γ,Δ,Θ,Σ,Ω), several new computer drawings are revealed, rewarding certain actions or solutions to puzzles.

Good luck on your journey across the endless plane ...

Void Gaze is a commissioned project by Parallelograms, an online publication and multi-artist project exploring the relationship between images and interpretation.