I’m a first time art student from Perth who’s been living in Glasgow for the past seven years. During that time I studied Professional Writing Skills at Glasgow College, and English, Journalism and Creative Writing at Strathclyde. Throughout most of that time I was focused on screenwriting and examining bias in journalism, particularly from the far right. I took this masters as an opportunity to do some less structured and more experimental writing, within both formats I was familiar with and those that were completely new. Studying at GSA I found myself thinking a lot about Scottish culture, in particular our nationalism and our kitsch. That thinking led to Shortbread Tins.
Shortbread Tins is a dense twine game that seeks to replicate the feeling of falling into a research wormhole. It’s also a ghost story about Scotland trying to kill you. It can be played here: https://weemanjoe.itch.io/shortbread-tins