Mind Mining Medium

archives
January 12, 2008

Game that makes you think: Passage

Passage

It’s been a long while since I’ve sat down and played a video game, especially on my macbook. Today I ran into a simple, yet very thought-provoking game, Passage. Albeit, the game can be played on Windows, Linux, and Mac. As you can see in the screenshot above, it’s a 8-bit type game with simple controls. I highly suggest you play the game once, then read the Creator’s Statement. An excerpt is below:

It presents an entire life, from young adulthood through old age and death, in the span of five minutes. Of course, it’s a game, not a painting or a film, so the choices that you make as the player are crucial. There’s no ‘right’ way to play Passage, just as there’s no right way to interpret it.