This week I had an experience that I'm finding hard to put into words. I played something that deeply affected me. Deeply. And it's left a mark. Intellectually I feel unbelievably lucky to be witnessing a project that will set all tongues wagging at the end of the year. This game will, if it comes together, be one of those games.
Emotionally though, I feel punched in the gut. It's stirred all sorts of complex feelings, stuff from my past, things that I worry about in the moment, worries about the future. I feel bereft, stirred, whorled and a variety of other vortex-inspired adjectives. What I experienced was short, incomplete and needs some work, but still. I feel very weird after playing it, weird like in a way that I haven't experienced for a game in a very long time (possibly ever).
I feel, however, that it will be considered an important game in years to come. No kidding.