Lose lose

What’s worth more – the aliens you slaughter in computer games or the files on your computer?

I guess you can find out if you want. By playing this game. That deletes a random file on your computer for every alien you kill.

“Lose/Lose is a video-game with real life consequences. Each alien in the game is created based on a random file on the players computer. If the player kills the alien, the file it is based on is deleted. If the players ship is destroyed, the application itself is deleted. Although touching aliens will cause the player to lose the game, and killing aliens awards points, the aliens will never actually fire at the player. This calls into question the player’s mission, which is never explicitly stated, only hinted at through classic game mechanics. Is the player supposed to be an aggressor? Or merely an observer, traversing through a dangerous land? Why do we assume that because we are given a weapon an awarded for using it, that doing so is right?”

You can, if you’re game, try it here… if I wanted to wipe a hard drive this would be pretty fun…

I don’t recommend it. Watch it in action below.

lose/lose from zach gage on Vimeo.


Anika Q says:

Wow. This sort of (self?)destructive behaviour is chilling.