David O'Reilly – 2017
»Everything« is a philosophical journey that allows us to see the universe from the different perspectives of living organisms, plants, and inanimate matter.
Players begin their journey as a randomly selected mammal and can then slip into the role of other objects. Everything in the world obeys the same rules, but differ in their perception, their thinking, and their actions. There is no right or wrong way to play.
The game contains sound recordings of the British philosopher Alan Watts (1915–1973). Watts talks about life, nature, physics, biology, and how our brains interpret the world. The game also include textual contributions by philosophers such as Arthur Schopenhauer, Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, and the American philosopher and writer Ralph Waldo Emerson.
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SONY Playstation 4 Slim
David O'Reilly – Animations-3D-Kurzfilm-Multi-Genie | Arte TRACKS
6:39 min (german)
The Video Game That Allows Players To Become Anything (Vice News HBO)
Something About 'Everything': A Conversation With David O'Reilly
in: Forbes, Mitch Wallace, 27 March, 2017 (english)
Everything im Test: Ein Spiel als philosophische Erlebnismaschine
in: Wired, Michael Förtsch, 24 March, 2017 (german)