The Night Journey

In a market of video games dominated by violence it was very interesting to come across a game that aims to help one in the journey of spiritual  enlightenment.

‘The Night Journey’ is a game being developed at the USC Game Innovation lab. It focuses on providing visuals and paths in the game that encourage reflection and spirituality. It takes inspiration from various religions and and philosophies. “The player’s voyage through The Night Journey takes them through a poetic landscape, a space that has more reflective and spiritual qualities than geographical ones. The core mechanic in the game is the act of traveling and reflecting rather than reaching certain destinations – the trip along a path of enlightenment. The interactive design attempts to evoke in the player’s mind a sense of the archetypal journey of enlightenment through the “mechanics” of the game experience – i.e. the choices and actions of the player during the game.”

Although the game is still in development and not available to try, its definitely something I would keep my eye out for.

 

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