A downloadable nongame

Zovi - Acedia (Not a Game, But a Song about Not Being a Game)


This is not interactive media
This is what we call acedia
Doing nothing to do it all
To climb we must first fall

Oh, come with me, discard your free will
Just flow along this river of fate
There is no test of your wit or your skill
It does not care of your love or hate

There will not be a single fork
In this path, oh this path we must all take
With no reward and no associated work
Finding pointless purpose in a break

This is not interactive media
This is what we call acedia
Doing nothing to do it all
To climb we must first fall

But wuuuuuuuuuUUUUUUUUUhat do we define as a game?
Are you sure this is not one? Because...
What if you gave yourself and aim
...an aim
What if you gave yourself an aim?
And, right now, pressed pause?

...

How long was that silence, just now?
Was it only as long as the silence I placed?
Or was it much longer, because you changed
The flow of how this song is paced?

Is that not a game?
Oh, is that not a game?
Oh, There was user input
Oh, There was user input
Oh, Is that not a game?
Oh, is that not a game?
Oh, There was user input
Oh, There was user input

What if you dubbed this to cassette
And fast-forwarded it so I sounded faster
Or slowed it down or played it in reverse
(lame fake backmasking)
Audacity makes you my master!

Audacity makes you my master!
Ohh!!!
Audacity...
Audacity makes you my master...

And what of the non-games you are making?
Even if you're doing nothing at all?
Is it not something of a game to say
"To climb we must first fall?"

What are you doing in your inaction?
You are creating your own narrative!
And that is a game!
Yeah!
And that is a game, so to speak,
And though it's a game, you should be proud
For being postmodern this week.

Install instructions

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Remember not to make a game (this week)

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Zovi - Acedia (Not a Game, But a Song about Not Being a Game).mp3 9 MB

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