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Not a Race

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Life is not a race. Life is not about being the best; it is about enjoying the journey. It sounds counterintuitive, but stopping to enjoy life helps us to be better people. We can see what is happening around us. We can smell the roses, enjoy the company, and try new and wonderful things. These things will not only help us to relax, but they will also help us along our journey.

That game was designed for Meditation games for December 3rd.

Controls: Use X and Z to walk. Enter to reset cart.

Hint: doing some work (without depleting the bar) and then over relaxing (wait after the bar is full), will help you to see stuff in the world that you were not able to see before because you were focusing on work all the time.

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I'm one of those who start enjoy things when they're coming to an end. Same happened with this game.

Not too shabby for a quick game, and I thought the presentation of the concept with the timeline and the aging sprites with different speeds and stamina were really cool!

the hint in the comment was necessary i think which is kind of funny because its atari style and back then it was all about the manual and the game being two things you needed to play the game. before i read the hint i was like wtf and it was honestly maddening in a sick and ironic way to watch a meditation game called its not a race clearly be a weird futile race. then i realized your bar expands and it was fun and tricky to try and time the bar expansion because ur dude slows down as you age, this also serves as a great metaphor for just energy metabolisms. have to laugh hard at people who cant process the metaphor and see the game as more of a message than " a fun game" but I do agree the atari style can make you wish the game was more and had more features, my personal desire was to time it right and then watch my guy walk off the screen as if there was some kind of objective you earn by timing it just right. it's kind of funny because that goes to show that the lives of the dudes who died struggling were essentially the same as the one who made it all of the way to the end, just pacing yourself got you to see cooler shit and increased your abilities. as always meditation messages and themes about life will frustrate people. I think this stands alone as a good game but it would be awesome to see this modified and expanded upon as a new game with extra features so its more play oriented than about the message

Game of life. Very dramatic since it has no sound at all. I get the idea. But this could have been so much more.

Game seems pretty bland honestly. While the game play itself is simple, it does not feel like it offers all that much to keep people wanting to play. Some background music to add atmosphere would be nice actually.