Video game
BJ Best
Sound Design by Joel Matthys

“Do violent video games cause violence?” seems to an evergreen question, especially after a mass shooting when politicians and the media need a scapegoat. But this game seeks to make the question more personal. Rather than shooting some nameless unknown enemy, the game asks what happens if you shoot the one you love most: yourself. It employs a webcam to make a real-time feed of yourself the target you must destroy. With an excess of 1980s aesthetics, the game prods you to shoot yourself enough to become a Top Killer, when you’ll be rewarded with a high score screen and your photo in rotation for all others to see. Or you could just quit, you loser.