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February 20, 2012 7:42 AM   Subscribe

Unmanned -- A day in the life of a drone pilot, by Molleindustria
posted by empath (14 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
"And I thought, my god… the genius of that! The genius! The will to do that! Perfect, genuine, complete, crystalline, pure…"
posted by Nomyte at 8:10 AM on February 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


That's the "throw shit at the wall and see what sticks" theory of game design. Blech.
posted by Malor at 8:41 AM on February 20, 2012


If you think that, you've haven't really thought about what the game is doing very hard. It's a game about being in two places at once.
posted by empath at 8:43 AM on February 20, 2012 [3 favorites]


Actually, more than that, it's about being two people at once.
posted by empath at 8:48 AM on February 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


My only regrets were that I nicked myself shaving and didn't score with my coworker.
posted by Meatbomb at 8:55 AM on February 20, 2012


It's good, but I can't decide if the incredible slowness of it is meant to be part of the experience or is just bad pacing.
posted by Zarkonnen at 8:56 AM on February 20, 2012


@Zarkonnen: at least you're not playing from an internet cafe like this.
posted by andreidp at 9:08 AM on February 20, 2012


Interesting, but like with most artsy games, not really sure what the takeaway is
posted by MangyCarface at 9:13 AM on February 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


The meta-commentary via pacing reminds me of the Iranian movie "Election".
posted by eviemath at 9:17 AM on February 20, 2012


I should send this to some of my friends.

'Ha-ha! You'll be doing this soon!'
posted by the man of twists and turns at 9:23 AM on February 20, 2012


It's good, but I can't decide if the incredible slowness of it is meant to be part of the experience or is just bad pacing.

Bad pacing?

I don't think this is really supposed to be an actual game. It's a short story told in the form of a game. Structuring the story as a game makes reference to the ways Drone Pilot's real-world job is a videogame played with real guns and real people getting blown up. The story extrapolates that game-seeping-into-real-life idea by turning all of his mundane tasks into a kind of existential gameplay.
posted by the jam at 10:13 AM on February 20, 2012 [7 favorites]


It's a short story told in the form of a game.

Exactly this.
posted by empath at 10:15 AM on February 20, 2012


There's a tiny bit more explanation in the second link of the FPP.
posted by eviemath at 10:22 AM on February 20, 2012


amazing experience. Starting laughing at the end with the sheep (nice call back to the goats). 0 of 12 medals earned, it was honor to serve. hahha.
posted by Shit Parade at 7:04 PM on February 20, 2012


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