Video Games

The No-Win Interactive Drowning Game

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The seamless video branching of this simulator by Guy Cotten is impressive. It starts with a brief movie, then the character whose eyes you’re seeing through gets knocked into the water, and you have to keep scrolling upward quickly and constantly, or you sink and die, in an elaborately artsy imagining of life flashing before your eyes.

The lesson? Swimming is harder than you think. Especially when your swimming is all done with a typing finger.

It’s a bit like that Robert Redford boat movie All Is Lost, if that had been more realistic and not had to pad out a full feature-length run time.

h/t Gallen_Dugall

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist