My friend Michael loves videogames. It was Michael who got me hooked on portal, introduced me to Steam, and who surprised me on Saturday with a gift.
It's a copy of a game called the Beginners Guide.
The premise of the game is very meta, and a bit odd. It's a game about games. Specifically it's about the games that the narrator's friend, Coda builds.
Without being violent, without being graphic, it's easily one of the most disturbing things I've ever seen. There's a certain point in the game, that you realize that you don't know exactly what's going on here. At that point you reevaluate everything you've seen, heard, and learned.
It's mind bending, and brilliant.
I'm grateful my generous friend shared it with me.