Immortality Game 

I just finished the game "Immortality," the latest game from the creator of Her Story. This first post or two will be spoiler free, but spoilers will come later, increasingly so. I want to talk about my experience of it, thoughts about it, and recommendations for how to play it.

First of all, if you're playing this game, use a controller with vibration. It's just... really important. From what I can see, keyboard and mouse controls are actually broken and don't work right.

Immortality Game 

Next, I want to set a few notes. This is one of those games that you should learn as little as possible about before going into it. That said, it's important to recognize that this game has a lot of triggering content. Especially sexual violence. I personally think it's well handled in part as a critique of Hollywood, but it's there and it's at times quite graphic. Viewer beware.

Immortality Game 

Last, before I leave you to go into spoiler land, I want to give you one last warning. The game is quite oblique and intends for you to spend several hours digging through hours and hours of content. It also doesn't hold your hand much and requires you to make your own inferences and build your own understandings. You may even want a notebook going into it.

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Immortality Game spoilers 

Okay... Time for spoilers. This first set of spoilers will be lighter spoilers explaining the surface game mechanics and game elements. They may be useful if you're trying to play the game.

The game is more or less a non-linear collection of film reels from three in-universe real, but fictional IRL, films, all three of which star an in-universe real actress named Marissa Marcell.

Immortality Game spoilers 

Let me actually stop right there and make a quick statement about reality... This game has a few layers of reality to consider. Within the game's universe, the actress Marissa Marcell plays characters in three different films. But things are happening to Marissa and the other actors as well as to the characters in those stories. At first, it can be quite challenging to figure out what the heck is going on and start to put together any of the narratives you find.

Immortality Game spoilers 

I encourage you to use the tools they give you to figure it out. You can view all of the film reel clips in order of filming as well as narrative order, i.e. In the order they would appear in the fully complete films they were intended to ultimately be a part of. Doing both of these especially can really help you piece things together and start making sense of the various narrative threads that are happening.

Immortality Game spoilers 

The things you're trying to figure out as you start out are:
What are the plotlines of these three movies?
and
What happened to the actors throughout the filming of these movies and in between them?

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