Cypress Knee Game Dev Diary No. 8: The Real Florida Book Club

When you’re building a Star Wars MUSH, you’ve got decades of movies, TV shows, and books to fall back on.

But what about when you’re developing a MUSH around crazy Florida? Well, good news: Turns out, storytellers have done an excellent job of documenting the outlandish tales of the Sunshine State over the years.

So, for those of you who aren’t from Florida but want to prepare yourself for delving into the surreal swampiness that awaits in Cypress Knee MUSH, here’s a brief selection of Florida-focused non-fiction books as primers:

A Florida State of Mind by James D. Wright

Alligators in B-Flat: Improbable Tales from the Files of Real Florida by Jeff Klinkenberg 

Dream State: Eight Generations of Swamp Lawyers, Conquistadors, Confederate Daughters, Banana Republicans, and Other Florida Wildlife by Diane Roberts 

Kick Ass: Selected Columns of Carl Hiaasen by Carl Hiaasen 

Land of Sunshine, State of Dreams by Gary Mormino 

Oh, Florida! by Craig Pittman 

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Wes Platt

Lead storyteller. Game designer and journalist. Recovering Floridian.

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