An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
A downloadable game for Windows
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge is a short intermedia adaptation of the same name Civil War story written by Ambrose Bierce.
Besides the title screen and opening credits, there are no words within the game spoken or written, allowing a wider audience to immerse themselves within the story.
The original story can be read here.
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“It appears James… has succeeded in blurring the distinction between reading a story and actually being put in the role of the protagonist.“
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