This list contains my favorite pieces of new-media art that explore nostalgia, genre, identity, and/or emotion in engaging or inspirational ways. You can expect pieces that explore the boundaries of digital medium and play with scenes and moods through an often retro aesthetic.
A collection of thematically connected vignettes about mental illness that uses cultural understandings of nostalgia as a setting to deconstruct our societal nostalgia for the 90s.
A vintage and melancholy thought experiment about what happens to the worlds and inhabitants of video games after you've left them behind. This one pushes the Twine format beyond its limits with its gameplay, UI and other graphic elements that show immaculate attention to detail.
A modern distortion of the gothic novel genre that makes use of every available feature of Twine to tell a truly multi-media ghost story about tarot and queerness. This interactive fiction discusses the interplay between the internal and external features that build the walls of our own prisons through a postmodern narrative structure.
Don't miss the sequel, The House of God, which continues the story and expands on the metaphor, while making unique use of Bitsy's features.
Explore a train, a castle, an apocalypse, the deep ocean, and more with gorgeous art and poetic dialogue.
This is the first of a series of "contemplations" created in Bitsy. Be sure to check them all out for the full experience.