Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Alice is Dead (Long Live the Red Queen)

Especially if she's being played by Helena Bonham Carter.

What is it with creatives - games designers, graphic novel artists, film makers - and reinventing the drug fuelled nightmares of one Charles Lutwidge Dodgson? Wikipedia lists a simply ludicrous amount of works adapted from or inspired by Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass and it shows no sign of stopping now.

The inevitable glacial progression of adaptations's next dropstone is a quirky little five minute flash game called Alice is Dead. Catchy name, eh? It is a simple point-and-click adventure with logical and often familiar puzzles which rides upon its atmosphere and storytelling. You have just dropped down the rabbit hole to find things aren't as you remembered them from the old Disney cartoon - for one thing, as the title insists, Alice is dead. Things get stranger from there on in.

This is just the first 'episode' (I prefer to think 'chapter', in keeping with the story's literary origins) in an ongoing adventure and is only just long enough to grab your attention. The tease. I think I'll be keeping an eye out for its next part but shouldn't expect it any time soon.

And because I can...

1 comment:

  1. Love that song if only coz it talks about Osaka (where I live). Thanks for the recommendation, start of what could be a fun adventure.