Flash Game of the Day! – Every Day The Same Dream

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Every Day The Same Dream (Molle Industria)
4.5/5

Time to get serious. This isn’t a typical flash ‘game’, more a work of social commentary on “alienation and refusal of labor”. In this piece of interactive art, you live out the day, just like every other day, of the bleak life of a man working in an office; you get dressed, walk by your emotionless wife, go to work, get yelled at for being late, go to your cubicle, and cue repeat. The simplicity in it’s gameplay, made up of only moving left and right, and pressing spacebar to interact, actually adds to the bleak outlook of the game. The thing is, there are simple ‘distractions’ in each day caused by breaking this routine, that you might discover from just the elementary selection of moving left instead of right. It’s these little interactions, such as meeting a homeless person, patting a cow, or catching a leaf falling from a tree, that are the world to this man. It is almost like a window into this man’s stark world, and you feel that by changing his routine, you are bringing beauty into it. You connect with this man, even though he has no face, no apparent emotion, and the fact that he looks exactly the same as every other person in this world. The game’s eeriness is aided by a stunning soundtrack, black and white palette with the occasional colour, and the lady in the elevator. Although you have to play over the man’s day a few times to actually reach the ‘end’ of the game, it doesn’t take very long at all, and it will leave you a little depressed. Enjoy the little things.

This game was made in 6 days by Paolo Pedercini of Molle Industria, and it’s pretty incredible what this guy can do as he’s got a lot of other games with strong themes. This game isn’t for everyone, but it sort of can’t be missed as well, in particular, by Rodger Ebert (One day he’ll read this blog right?). Even at it’s most desolate and dreary, it’s beautiful.

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5 Comments on "Flash Game of the Day! – Every Day The Same Dream"

  1. Chris May 11, 2010 at 12:41 pm -

    It’s definitely a different game to any I’ve ever played before but that’s what makes it special. It really sets the mood well, and that’s why I like it.

    Like you said though, it’s not for everyone and you have to be in the mood to play it.

    Nicely written article and I agree with all the points made.

  2. Lilwayne May 11, 2010 at 11:52 pm -

    this is a dope game

    but is scary too play, especially in jail.

  3. Lilwayne May 11, 2010 at 11:53 pm -

    the wife is hot.

  4. Schism May 12, 2010 at 12:29 am -

    hahaha

  5. Hugh Francis May 15, 2010 at 4:23 am -

    yo i take full credit for this post

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