Category: Game Design

OtherSpace Twine Game: Rockhopper Rally


One last chance to make it real

It’s 2023, the year we celebrate the 25th anniversary of OtherSpace MUSH. It’s astonishing to think about how much the world has changed since the story began, but try this on for size. Back then: We didn’t have smartphones. Netflix was just starting out as a service shipping DVDs by mail. Blockbuster still had about…


True confessions: The audacity of wanting something out of all this

Seventeen years ago, I got this idea to help raise awareness about OtherSpace – and to create a sort of keepsake for participants who helped shape the first few story arcs with their characters. View post on imgur.com And in the years since, this has been what some angry people point to as proof that…


Why not all the playgrounds?

One of the most daunting things about hosting a 20-year-old collaborative space saga like OtherSpace is…well, it’s been around for two decades and a lot has happened. We’ve actually got a few participants whose characters have existed from the beginning, which means they’ve seen governments rise and fall, alien invasions, life aboard a Galactica-style colony…