Monday, March 31, 2008

The Graveyard

Via BoingBoing is a game entitled "The Graveyard" for Mac and PC. The game is a "Demo" but paying $5 to unlock the full game releases just one new feature - death.  The entire game (if you want to call it that) is you as an old woman walking through a graveyard, turning around and siting on a bench. Then walk out when you are done. There is more to it than that but I don't want to give it away. 
This is an art video game and one of the first to really get it right I think. The common thread to these art games is that they are usually not goal oriented, instead using the interactivity of the game to create an environment for something else to happen. The added element of "unlocking" death in this game is really  intriguing to me, especially since it costs money. 

1 comment:

Bjorn said...

I need more zombies. Less contemplation, more braaaaaiiinnnnnsss!