The Impact of the Lack of Choice in “My father’s long, long legs” (8.1)

By Amanda Fannin – Marshall University

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This essay, presented as an Adobe Spark website, discusses the design choices made by Michael Lutz, author of “my father’s long, long legs.” Since the author is telling an interactive horror story, the essay discusses how important it is that the author removes any ability from the player to make choices, but gives the player a false sense throughout the work that choices they make will have any effect on the outcome. Screenshots from the game are used throughout to help strengthen the essay’s points.

Response 1: William Macauley Jr.
Response 2: Robin Murphy
Student Reflection: Amanda Fannin
Instructor Reflection: Dr. Kristen Lillvis

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