NPR logo Mindless Arcade Friday: 'Loved'

Mindless Arcade Friday: 'Loved'

Click to play! Alexander Ocias hide caption

toggle caption
Alexander Ocias

Today's game: Loved, by Alexander Ocias.

Not so mindless today. In 'Loved,' you're some kind of creature, and there's an omnipotent being telling you what to do. Here's the thing, though: you have your doubts about this omnipotent being. You choose to obey it or not, and your choices influence what happens next. It's just like life, or the Final Season of Lost. Or Super Mario Bros meets the Book of Job.

I find this game pretty interesting, though I'm a little creeped out by the sensation the game is playing me, rather than the other way around.

Recommended, for people who like: playing cerebral games, being verbally abused.