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Penguin takes on interactive fiction with 'The (Former) General'

Justin McElroy
04.22.08
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The (Former) General in His Labyrinth isn't a game necessarily, but it is a really interesting take on interactive fiction that we wanted to share with you. Inspired by Tales from the 1001 Nights, Mohsin Hamid's new piece allows you to create your own story by choosing the path that the titular character will follow both through his home and down Memory Lane.

The story is the last of six classically-inspired tales in Penguin's "We Tell Stories" series, each designed specifically to be presented online. Though the others may not have that Zork-meets-Scheherazade feel, we heartily recommend all of them.

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