Get NiftyLit news & updates delivered directly to your inbox. Click here to subscribe to our newsletter.

Skip to main content

90s Kid Plays Games

Adam Cheshire
Featured • Long Form
Set against the backdrop of the home video game boom of the late twentieth century, Adam Cheshire's 90s Kid Plays Games, is as much a portrait of adolescence as it is a bildungsroman, building toward a heightened sense of identity and understanding. Through a series of interconnected flash fiction, Cheshire creates parallels, both prescient and heartbreaking, between growing up and the many obstacles posed by a classic game. Weaving together everything from Pacman to Medal of Honor into explorations of first friendships, first loves, and the first steps toward adulthood, Cheshire's 90s Kid Plays Games is a brilliant and fascinating work about how to play the game of life.

Suggested Reading