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#MicroblogMondays 88: The Object of the Game

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There’s a new game for the PS4 which sort of blew my mind.  It’s called Everything, and every object in the game is playable.  Meaning, you can make anything in the game the player character for the game.

Pause for a second and think about that.  Because in your life, YOU are the player character, and everything around you is seen in reference to you.  A mug is helpful to you because you can fill it with coffee that you will drink.  And the shower head is helpful to you because you can turn it on and bathe.

But what about the world from the point of view of the mug?  To the mug, you’re just a big pair of lips that touch it while it’s trying to go about its non-existence.  To the shower head, you’re just this lump standing underneath it that it’s pelting with water.

The idea that everything is playable means that you can experience everything’s point of view.  And therefore everything is of equal importance.  And nothing is the star of the show.

If you could really see the world through anything or anyone’s eyes what would you choose?

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18 comments

1 Mali { 05.02.16 at 7:21 am }

Tricky question. Might have to think about that one. Maybe the perspective of my cats?

2 Catwoman73 { 05.02.16 at 7:49 am }

I would love to see the world through my daughter’s eyes. Every day, she says really interesting (and sometimes strange) things that make me wonder what on earth is going on in her mind. And what a gift it would be to see the world with the wonder of a child again. I can’t remember the last time that I felt truly amazed by anything, but my daughter seems to experience that every, single day.

3 Lori Shandle-Fox { 05.02.16 at 8:35 am }

Yeah, I know I should say my children, shouldn’t I? I feel like when I look at them though and they’re angry or frustrated and feel like they’re not understood, I remember when I was their age and felt the same way. There are so many people and things whose eyes I’d love to see things through, from homeless people to Lady Gaga to Prince George to my kids’ stuffed animals that they hug and then throw on the floor, then hug again, then kick under the couch.

4 IF Pom { 05.02.16 at 9:38 am }

There is a lot to the change of perspective thing. I actually try to think from the other person’s perspective a lot. Especially for work when I am trying to get things done and others don’t seem to have that sense of urgency. I try to see things from their perspective in order to get them to understand mine. But if I were to pick right now I wouldn’t mind seeing things from my cat’s perspective. Or maybe just being my cat for a day…

5 Cristy { 05.02.16 at 10:16 am }

Tricky question indeed! I’m very aware (more so every day), that we all view the world through different lenses. But from an object’s point of view? Trippy to think about.

Right now, I want to see the world through Oscar or Gracie’s eyes, as they are lying by my desk. But can I change for later in the day so I can see if through the eyes of the plants I pass or the bus I ride? The stories and insights just blow my mind to think about.

6 Parul { 05.02.16 at 12:36 pm }

That sounds pretty tricky and something that would mean so much. Like the sofa would see me at the big butt that parks on him after work. 😉
Interesting thought and concept.
I am glad to be back around after the April A to Z break 🙂 Happy to see you all here!

7 Conceptionally Challenged { 05.02.16 at 12:43 pm }

Fascinating thought. My daughter, of course – there is so much wonder she sees that I tend to overlook. And my bike, somehow.

8 Shail { 05.02.16 at 2:38 pm }

I would choose to see it from my Labrador Luci’s eyes! 🙂

9 Cyn K { 05.02.16 at 2:45 pm }

This makes my brain hurt. It seems like it would be overwhelming to be able to interact with EVERYTHING.

10 Traci York { 05.02.16 at 3:33 pm }

I’ll have to keep my eyes open for that game, assuming it’s ever released. Thanks for the tip, Mel!

I’d love to check out things from the perspective of a crow, a cat, and a wall. Not necessarily in that order. 🙂

11 Virginia { 05.02.16 at 6:05 pm }

Actually in playback Theatre we often play the important objectos of the story of the narrador. One person told a story about loosing their hair and I played the hair, trying to imagine the hair’s point of view and motivation. One of my friends played the multicooker I had just bought. Not that much different from the game… Hope they make it for Android one of these days

12 Wendy { 05.02.16 at 9:51 pm }

I love your posts. They really make me think. The first thing that came to my mind was my car. As I drive here and there I am often pre-occupied and probably do not see half of what I pass as I travel by. The car would (I think …). I have children’s books on the brain today and a day told from the perspective of the car would make a great children’s book. So have you played the game? It sounds like so much fun!

13 Lori Lavender Luz { 05.02.16 at 10:13 pm }

Dexter (my dog).

And a raven. I don’t know why. It just came to me.

14 Stephanie (Travelcraft Journal) { 05.03.16 at 2:09 am }

What a cool concept for a game! I think it’s good for all of us to see things from different perspectives.

15 chandni { 05.03.16 at 6:22 am }

Quite strange that my post was about a perspective as well, though with an intent that wasn’t too clear. So in such situations where I am not able to make a break through with some one , would want a shapeshifting super power and switch to their side and see their perspective and that’s how perhaps understand the situation better..

Till then , if I am in a tough situation that I cant handle by talking , I would handle by blogging.

my post 🙂

https://theaddress.wordpress.com/2016/05/03/make-posts-not-war-microblogmondays/

16 Suzy { 05.03.16 at 6:29 am }

Love the idea of all things being equal. but you ask a difficult question – perhaps a bird and a dog

17 Heather { 05.03.16 at 5:08 pm }

Hmm, in my own personal world? I would love to see the world through my cat Koko’s eyes. My question is, am I just viewing through his eyes and have my own mind as I looked at the world only one foot from the ground and trying to use 4 legs (that would be hard). Or would I have his mind perspective as well and retain that when I get back to my own body/eyes?
It really would depend on that for me, because there would be a lot less killing of innocent mice if I was just taking over his body, lol.

18 Lavonne @ *Our Wish* { 05.04.16 at 2:00 pm }

I think I would want to see me through my dog’s eyes. Does he really just hear “wha wha wha Food” or does he actually understand me. It would be an interesting view of myself I believe.

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