Interactive Non-Fiction

Inspired by the evolution of Text Adventures into Interactive Fiction, Interactive Non-Fiction, is a way of making text based games and other activity that use data from the Internet and the Real World.


We're opening a touring exhibition with text based artworks and games in Arcade Cabinets around the Northwest

Saturday 8th - Saturday 15th July 2017 open Monday - Wednesday 10am - 6pm & Saturdays 10am - 4pm at Toxteth Library, Windsor Street, L8 1XF

Friday 11th - Sunday 20th August 2017 at Barrow Library, Abbey Road, Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 1LG

Monday 21st August - Saturday 2nd September 2017 open Monday - Friday 10am - 4.30pm at The Exchange CIC, 13 West Street, Morecambe LA3 1RB

The Games

Play our non-fiction games from the buttons below! Glenn Boulter's game, Reduced To Clear uses data from the Office of National Statistics, Hwa Young Jung's game is like a wiki of British Shopping habits while Ross Dalziel's game, Austerity In The Home is about belief in politics, dodgy data analogies and an advert for our workshops

Reduced To Clear

These British Aisles

Austerity In The Home


Creative Professional Training

Finally we are running creative professional development workshops for artists and creatives.

We think there are intermediate skills missing for artists and enthusisasts to make this kind of work, so we're working with local creative technologists to put together a full day technical course for £25 with artists and technologists at Toxteth Library

You'll get some great reference materials and hands on experience for building interactive work based on the diverse data on the internet using existing websites, APIs and a wealth of contemporary web resources. We think the internet already is interactive non-fiction, it's just easy to get sidetracked out there. We think artists and other story tellers need to use it in a more contemporary way that reflects technical culture

Dates at Toxteth Library

Friday 6th or Saturday 7th October 2017

Book CPD Workshop Fri 6th October

Book CPD Workshop Sat 7th October


There are also workshops for families age 10 and over to make their own games

Saturday 8th July at Toxteth Library at 1pm-4pm

Friday 11th August at 1pm-5pm at Barrow Library, Barrow-in-Furness

Saturday 26th August (times 1pm - 4pm) at The Exchange CIC, Morecambe

Family Workshops