Liz Henry is creating Transitory, a BART text adventure game. Time travel and magic!
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I've been writing text adventures and MUD areas for over 20 years. Join me as I build a new,  enormous game full of science, magic, time travel, history, and alternate futures, exploring BART and where we can go on it.

Transitory is a text adventure game that takes place in the San Francisco Bay Area, on and around the BART train system, past, present, and future. Exploring the landscape and the intersections of magic, art, and technology lead the player to five puzzles corresponding with the five BART train lines. My aim is to make a super fun game that deepens the player's relationship with the everyday geography they may experience. So, when you ride a real life train, you may start to notice the aesthetics of the stations, the characters of the neighborhoods around them, and think about the history of the land. The familiar will become new. The train rider will become more aware of possible futures, just around the corner.

As an added dimension to the game experience, the player can choose to play as a wheelchair user, Deaf or hard of hearing, blind or having low vision, or any combination of those disabilities. Representation in media buoys us up; as I experimented with writing game scenarios from the point of view of a wheelchair user, I had a powerfully happy feeling. I'd like to make the game playable in an interesting way from many points of view; the world must be navigable and the clues findable for all of them. As I play with that it is also fun to put in the sly crip humor that is a key piece of our everyday resistance and survival.
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Clipper Card
$1 or more per month

Regular updates on the game's progress, including gossip about BART stations I'm visiting and research into Bay Area history.

Piedra del Sol
$5 or more per month

You just feel like giving me extra love through more money, because you can! Thanks! Benefit: Regular updates on the game's progress, including gossip about BART stations I'm visiting and research into Bay Area history. 

I've been writing text adventures and MUD areas for over 20 years. Join me as I build a new,  enormous game full of science, magic, time travel, history, and alternate futures, exploring BART and where we can go on it.

Transitory is a text adventure game that takes place in the San Francisco Bay Area, on and around the BART train system, past, present, and future. Exploring the landscape and the intersections of magic, art, and technology lead the player to five puzzles corresponding with the five BART train lines. My aim is to make a super fun game that deepens the player's relationship with the everyday geography they may experience. So, when you ride a real life train, you may start to notice the aesthetics of the stations, the characters of the neighborhoods around them, and think about the history of the land. The familiar will become new. The train rider will become more aware of possible futures, just around the corner.

As an added dimension to the game experience, the player can choose to play as a wheelchair user, Deaf or hard of hearing, blind or having low vision, or any combination of those disabilities. Representation in media buoys us up; as I experimented with writing game scenarios from the point of view of a wheelchair user, I had a powerfully happy feeling. I'd like to make the game playable in an interesting way from many points of view; the world must be navigable and the clues findable for all of them. As I play with that it is also fun to put in the sly crip humor that is a key piece of our everyday resistance and survival.

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Clipper Card
$1 or more per month

Regular updates on the game's progress, including gossip about BART stations I'm visiting and research into Bay Area history.

Piedra del Sol
$5 or more per month

You just feel like giving me extra love through more money, because you can! Thanks! Benefit: Regular updates on the game's progress, including gossip about BART stations I'm visiting and research into Bay Area history.