I made this, you play this, we are enemies -- the weirdest goddamned game I've ever played

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37 Responses to “I made this, you play this, we are enemies -- the weirdest goddamned game I've ever played”

  1. Trevel says:

    I’ve played the philosophy version of this game before.

    Which means I’ve now played to completion TWO versions of this game.

    And someday I may know why.

  2. Clayton says:

    I was halfway through level two before I quit. Buh.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Try playing this on acid!

  4. fistula spume says:

    The guys other game gamegame is fun too.
    http://www.secrettechnology.com/gamegame/gamegame.html

  5. Johnny Cat says:

    Delightfully bizarre.

  6. ck says:

    I feel like I did right after I saw “Requiem for a Dream” the first time.

    I need to go for a walk outside.

  7. Lupinefresh says:

    *looks at level 8*

    *rushes off to make something boingboing themed on my webpage so I can get a nice easy feature too*

    …just sayin’.

  8. Fred Ochsenhirt says:

    Why, oh great Boing Boing gods, would you not post the screenshot of the Boing Boing level? You get to ride on Xeni.

  9. Bus says:

    My brain hurts.

  10. sheshe says:

    just finished playing. loved it!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Wow, it’s Timecube… the Game!

  12. elsmiley says:

    I prefer Proust. I lie.

  13. nnguyen says:

    I think I enjoyed riding on Cory more.

  14. Anonymous says:

    @20 – I saw a DVD player with 20 embedded games, and one of the games was called “Seek the Resources.” I laughed.

    I really didn’t like that at all. The sound effects were kind of unsettling, but overall the whole thing was just nonsense. And it was easy, too.

    I feel like these kinds of things are just created because they are like Maxwell’s Demon for praise. It can sort the praise on one side, and discard any criticism with a wave and a “you didn’t get it.”

  15. Takuan says:

    oh thank gods, another waste of time!

  16. Daemon says:

    Dadaism, meet video-games-as-art.

  17. markfrei says:

    I hate video games
    I love this

    Thomas Hirschorn, look out…

  18. TedJohnson says:

    Donkey Kong Jr. on acid.

    or…

    Ted Kaczynski on Flash.

  19. cha0tic says:

    Riding on Xeni (Fnarr)

  20. iamcantaloupe says:

    Absolutely effing awesome. This has brightened my day so much (and I got a job today, so to make it much better is a tough… job).

  21. Anonymous says:

    I’ve played this guy’s other two games (or, well, two of his other games – I honestly don’t know if he has any more). Try searching for them with these titles:

    Game, Game, Game And Again Game
    Alarmingly These Are Not Lovesick Zombies

    Both are a nice surreal trip, but as someone with epilepsy, they’re also a terrible terrible thing. I haven’t played this new offering all the way through yet. I keep having to lie down.

  22. eagleapex says:

    …and before that there was. some cool things. and before that there was …

  23. bklynchris says:

    I had to put my dog of 13.5 yrs to sleep today and this made me forget my pain, however briefly.

  24. Banksynergy says:

    I just wish you could use the WASD keys so I could look like I’m actually working.

  25. ridl says:

    “Then came along Hole in the Hand Hand’s mortal enemy, which was Wedding Ring Hand. Wedding Ring Hand sparkled like a Wedding Ring Hand could.”

    Neat!

  26. ZippySpincycle says:

    Oddly, after playing that, I feel the need to clean up with some Dr. Bronner’s Soap. Dilute! Dilute!

  27. sammich says:

    Bklynchris – sorry for your loss, be happy for your dog that he/she never went through the pain of losing ~you~.

  28. Teresa Nielsen Hayden / Moderator says:

    Aren’t all platform games arbitrary? You run, you jump, you grab some icons and avoid others.

  29. Cory Doctorow says:

    That’s exactly it, Zippy! A kind of exuberant, extravagant crazy that’s totally lovable.

  30. grimshaw says:

    I was really terrified that the snake thing on the first level was going to eat me…

  31. Talia says:

    i have to wonder about this guy’s collection of severed doll parts.. heh heh heh. :p

  32. Johnny Cat says:

    I was thinking, while admiring the very trippy aspect of this presentation, that it reminds me of the early 90s masterpiece of pop media, Buzz Box. Triptastic.

  33. echolocate chocolate says:

    It’s a shame the gameplay is so conventional. I thought his other game-like-creation, game, game, game and again game was more interesting because it actually subverted the medium. And I think it had more annoying sound effects. I got about half-way into this one and stopped because it wasn’t annoying enough.

  34. Anonymous says:

    There is a level with the names Mark, Cory, David, Xeni and John on platforms you have to use.

  35. palindromic says:

    Crazy people? OR PEOPLE WHO KNEW THE TRUTH ABOUT LOW GRADE INSURANCE VITAMINS ?????????? BEYOO BEYOO, TAXONICMOAL CLERKERY.

  36. FutureNerd says:

    I love the sound effects/ soundtrack.

    Plus, horror now includes or embeds its own unicorn chaser.

  37. Icky Bob says:

    One of the best things I’ve seen on boingboing, ever.

    ;-)

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