Mantrap: Playing BILLY BUDD

An experiment in "doing things with novels" using Ivanhoe in Hunter College's ENGL 399 course

Games

Mantrap: The Billy Budd Game, team 3

This game’s players are: Jeaninne, Shadika, Niurkalis, Travis, Josie, Ezra. Our “gamified” Billy Budd will be unlike any novel you’re read and unlike any game you’ve played (though for RPG fans, maybe a bit more familiar). Each of us will play one or more roles. Roles can be: “inside” the text of Billy Budd (and remember, … View More

Mantrap: The Billy Budd Game, team 2

This game’s players are: Nick, James, Romario, Greg, Liz, Miguel.  Our “gamified” Billy Budd will be unlike any novel you’re read and unlike any game you’ve played (though for RPG fans, maybe a bit more familiar). Each of us will play one or more roles. Roles can be: “inside” the text of Billy Budd (and remember, … View More

Mantrap: The Billy Budd game, team 1.

This game’s players are: Jimmy, Devon, Ari, Kate, and Ellie. Our “gamified” Billy Budd will be unlike any novel you’re read and unlike any game you’ve played (though for RPG fans, maybe a bit more familiar). Each of us will play one or more roles. Roles can be: “inside” the text of Billy Budd (and remember, … View More

Sandbox game

  Our “gamified” Billy Budd will be unlike any novel you’re read and unlike any game you’ve played (though for RPG fans, maybe a bit more familiar). Each of us will play one or more roles. Roles can be: “inside” the text of Billy Budd (and remember, it’s already an “inside” story): Billy, Claggart, and Vere, … View More