16.03.16 by Jeff

David OReilly’s New Game “Everything” Allows You To Play as Anything


Animator David OReilly is perhaps best known for creating the video game in Spike Jonze’s film “Her”, and his strangely meditative non-game “Mountain”.

His new game “Everything”, releasing on PS4, is about as ambitious as a concept could possibly be. Every single thing in the game is a playable character, “there is no distinction between you and the world”. So you could control the planet, or a continent on the planet, or a tree on the continent, or a bird in the tree, or bug, or a blade of grass.

As a conventional video game, it honestly looks extremely boring. As an art piece or as experience, I feel like there’s the potential for something kind of profound — especially if people have the ability to interact with the environment at the same time. Like if I was controlling a dog, and I knew that every flea on the dog was potentially another person, and every grain of sand on the beach I was running along, all of those could be different people. And someone else was controlling the whole island, and the sun, and the entire galaxy. If you could quickly and seamlessly move from a micro to a macro viewpoint I feel like that could be something really interesting.

Have a look at the actual gameplay video below, maybe you’ll see what I mean.

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14.03.09 by Jeff

Gettin’ busy on Cypress Mtn!

This is what we do while everyone else is at their… what are they called again? Oh yea, JOBS! This is why I love freelancing – all my board meetings are on the hill! Heyoooo! Enjoy the weekend everyone!

18.08.08 by Jeff

Sittin on top of the world.

So while the rest of you were lying around on the couch in your underwear, hypnotized by the Olympics, my sister and I decided to climb a mountain. These photos are further proof I live in the best place on earth.

This was a our pump-up song before the hike and also our celebration song after the hike:

Cat Stevens – Can’t Keep It In

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