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21Jun

‘A little bit addictive and the right amount hard’: new video game is based on poems of Emily Dickinson

The 80s-style shooter EmilyBlaster is a real-life version of a game featured in Gabrielle Zevin’s forthcoming novel Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

Ever wanted to play a computer game based on the poems of Emily Dickinson? Well, now you can, with the release of EmilyBlaster, a 1980s-style game in which players must shoot words out of the sky to correctly recreate Dickinson’s verse.

EmilyBlaster is a real-life version of the fictional game that a character makes in Gabrielle Zevin’s novel Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, out next month. Zevin’s book is about Sadie and Sam, who first meet as children in a hospital computer room in 1987. Eight years later, they are reunited and begin to work together making computer games.

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