Games based on Emily Dickinson

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There are days I’m proud of my species, my culture, the region of the country I live in, and technology’s as-yet unrealized potential.

Then came the idea to put the player in the role of Dickinson's therapist. The game, he said, would be stored on a USB flash drive.

“As you interact with her, you start with a cordial relationship,” he said. “She (either) becomes romantically obsessed with you, or goes into a suicidal depression, and at the end, she can delete herself from the memory stick.”