Slumtree is an online interactive fiction narrative, created in collaboration by Tara Kenny and comic artist & illustrator Rachel Ang.
A modern take on Goosebumps, Slumtree is a choose-your-own-adventure story about the highs and lows of life in share houses. Who hasn’t dreamed of hitting the jackpot with a rent free squat complete with running water, only to end up back on Mum and Dad’s couch?
Slumtree explores the space between dreams of an affordable, crumbling bohemian terrace in Carlton à la Monkey Grip and the potential reality of sharing a room with a lecherous Irish backpacker in the Docklands for $250 a week.
Tara Kenny is a writer with an interest in independent publishing, interactive fiction and the migrant experience. She has been published in The Guardian, Overland, and many other small, independent publications, and has been the Online Editor of Ladies of Leisure. She currently works in communications for social policy, and is moving to New York later in the year. @wordsbytara
Rachel Ang is a comics artist and architect from Melbourne, Australia. Her work has been published by The Lifted Brow, The Suburban Review and The Stella Prize. She is the Art Director of Pencilled In, a magazine devoted to the representation of Asian-Australian artists and writers. @drawbyfour