Game Enjambment: Flatlining (Doki Doki Literature Club!)

Game Enjambment is a reoccurring poetry series on games and gaming.

Doki Doki Literature Club! has quickly become one of the internet’s favorite games. Disguised as a cute visual novel where the player joins his best friend’s new literature club, it drops its innocent facade after less than an hour of gameplay. I made the mistake of not knowing anything about this game before I played it.

Content note for suicide.

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Game Enjambment: Sentience (Doki Doki Literature Club!)

Game Enjambment is a reoccurring poetry series on games and gaming.

Doki Doki Literature Club! has quickly become one of the internet’s favorite games. Disguised as a cute visual novel where the player joins his best friend’s new literature club, it drops its innocent facade after less than an hour of gameplay. I made the mistake of not knowing anything about this game before I played it.

I’ve had a lifelong fear of Missing No. that I can’t really explain, but to say that DDLC freaked me out is an understatement.

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Game Enjambment: Love(?) Letters to My Animal Crossing Villagers

Game Enjambment: Love(?) Letters to My Animal Crossing Villagers

Game Enjambment is a reoccurring poetry series on games and gaming.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf often wants you to send letters to your animal neighbors to improve their relationships, send them furniture you want in their house, or get them to send you presents back. They occasionally like to show off these letters to you or to other people that visit, so when I started mailing my neighbors gifts, I decided to make them haiku so I could be entertained by them when I saw them again.

It’s a good thing I’m easily entertained.

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Game Enjambment: digital me in a digital world (Undertale)

Game Enjambment: digital me in a digital world (Undertale)

Game Enjambment is a reoccurring poetry series on games and gaming.

Most games encourage you to dehumanize your actions while playing. Most games don’t presume your choices reflect your personal morality—except for Undertale. This poem is inspired by these notions and these choices. (more…)

Game Enjambment: ills. (Silent Hill 2)

Game Enjambment is a reoccurring poetry series on games and gaming.

There is an oddness to being a woman and playing video games with male protagonists who propagate violence against women. This is especially unsettling when we traverse to Silent Hill 2, a game that uses trauma and violence against women to explore male mental health.

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