Oct 2, 2009

Lose/Lose (Game) Situation

lose/lose from zach gage on Vimeo.

The video game Lose/Lose isn't just mindless entertainment. Indeed, there are real-life consequences associated with playing it.

It's your basic scrolling shooter, a la Galaga, but for every alien you kill, a file on your computer is deleted. If your ship is destroyed, then the application is deleted.

lthough touching aliens will cause the player to lose the game, and killing aliens awards points, the aliens will never actually fire at the player. This calls into question the player's mission, which is never explicitly stated, only hinted at through classic game mechanics. Is the player supposed to be an aggressor? Or merely an observer, traversing through a dangerous land?

It's an ironic take on gaming, and it's something I, personally, will NEVER be playing, unless I take on a vendetta against someone. But, if you're willing you can download the game right now, if you like. I, for one, will stick to mindless violence.

The Game That Kills Your Files

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