Existential video game depicts everyday alienation

1 Posted by - December 23, 2009 - Blog, Design, Screen

Political game designers Molleindustria have produced a beautifully disturbing video game that reflects the soul-sucking monotony of corporate cubicle life.

In their own words, Every Day The Same Dream “is a slightly existential riff on the theme of alienation and refusal of labor. The idea was to charge the cyclic nature of most video games with some kind of meaning (i.e. the ‘play again’ is not a game over). Yes, there is an end state, you can ‘beat’ the game.”

To complete this sad story the player must stray from their well-worn routine. Becoming inevitably numb to the world around you will bring you closer to the end — both figuratively and literally.

The monochrome game features a delightfully dark and eerie soundtrack and was made in less than a week as an entry for the Experimental Gameplay Project. You can play it online, or download it for either Mac or PC.

Via BoingBoing.

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