Inanimate Alice – Testimonials

“I just started the program with my 7th graders yesterday and they are hooked! Today they have all asked if we could work on it; not something you usually hear from 7th graders. After viewing the Alice stories and discussing what makes a good digital story, the students will be creating a digital story about ...

Teachers’ Edition Suite – Yours To Keep

For years, early adopters have presented the Inanimate Alice series to their students, capturing their imaginations and inspiring them to create their own versions of the story. Despite all the inefficiencies of browser/wifi access, those teachers have visited and revisited the site, time and again. They have been rewarded through extraordinarily high levels of student ...

The Last Gas Station : FAQ

Q. The Last Gas Station crashed! Or, I found a bug/error. Who do I tell about this and/or send the crash log file? A. The Last Gas Station is still in its first release and, although it’s been extensively tested, access to the sheer number of possible hardware and software platforms/configurations it might be run ...

Scripts and Logic

I’m a pretty good coder (yep) but one of the coolest things I’ve discovered whilst making The Last Gas Station is “visual scripting”. This is like coding and requires a knowledge of programming logic (there’s no getting out of that one!) – but, for the most part, it’s much faster, and you don’t actually have to type anything. ...

Environments and Atmosphere

To tell the story of The Last Gas Station, I’ve developed two different environments using a free game engine called Unity: an underground subway and a remote desert. (Actually, there’s more than that, but these two are the main ones). Both are entirely made in 3D graphics which is a big leap for me, although ...

Alice Field checking in

Hey. Thanks for visiting my blog! I’m currently making The Last Gas Station (episode six, no less) of my digital narrative series Inanimate Alice. This blog documents how I’m building the work. I hope you find it interesting. I’m nineteen years old, I have a boyfriend and I work at a remote gas station just outside the ...