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12 June

Player 2: A game by Lydia Neon

Play Player 2

Play Player 2

Player 2 is a game about resolving conflicts with others that involves the real experiences of the player as an experiment into exoludic games.

Player 2 was created for the “Your Enemies Don’t Have To Die For You To Win” #CreativeConflictJam


Play Player 2 here


Update 8/30/13: Player 2 shirts are now available!


10 Responses to “Player 2: A game by Lydia Neon”

  1. Thank you for doing this, for making this, It really helps me get over things that happen to me, I think I’ll use it everyday. Thank you for being you. <3

  2. Hannah says:

    Thank you. You don’t realize how much this helped me. Thanks. So much.

  3. Someone says:

    I tried to play the game, but I was disturbed that a few screens in, the ONLY options it offered were wanting to do horrible things to the other person. Yes, sometimes that’s how it feels in some conflicts, but that’s not the situation at all and it’s upsetting. There was no option that DIDN’T involve wanting to do horrific physical or emotional violence, which is very upsetting.

    I had no choice but to hit ESC, and now I feel worse than I did before. Good show.

    • Someone else says:

      I didn’t like that either, but the next screen clarifies it and gives you a different option. I’m still a bit angry with my situation, but the thought of letting squirrels loose has made me giggle. And helped me realise that I would never do that. It wouldn’t be fair to the squirrels.

    • Tiasn says:

      I do agree that a lot of the options were are violent, especially for this setting. I personally love the idea of sewing prawns onto their bedsheets (it would be fitting payback for the time they put worms into my pillow cover) but yes, the next page asks you what you would actually like to do. I am quite sure they were supposed to be jokes and to help you realise that you don’t want to actually go through with any of them.

  4. Zoë says:

    I just found this recently. I don’t think anything else has been so good at helping me start to release some of the anger and pain that’s kept me down. Thank you. Thank you so much.

  5. Tiasn says:

    I stumbled across this by chance after randomly following a link on someone’s blog. I didn’t expect this. I definitely didn’t expect to cry as much as I did. Thank you.

  6. A Happier Person says:

    I found this while looking for solutions to help with my overbearing mother. She has let me down so many times, yet I still let it happen. I love her so much, but sometimes it’s like I don’t even exist. I know she loves me, but sometimes I feel like a little pawn in her big world. I’m not going to make this lengthy, because I just spent the last half hour playing your game (though I don’t really want to call it that because it felt like something truly more). I wanted to thank you so much for creating this. I’m at a really low point in my life dealing with fake people, school, and my future. I don’t like to be sad, mad, angry, pissed off, annoyed, hungry, betrayed, a failure, useless, a coward, or mean. It all happens as it is a part of life, but I wish it didn’t. If life were perfect, it wouldn’t exist. That’s a really dumb thing to say, but it’s helping me cope. I need to accept and appreciate the things I have, which is so hard sometimes, but it makes me feel better on days like this.

    I have to hope things will get better because otherwise there’s no point in going on. Trust me, I don’t want to kill myself, but it is a possibility I have considered, then quickly rejected because I’m scared of dying and I thought about how I would be leaving all of the amazing people still in my life. It will be a couple of years until I’m truly on my own and away from the people who are bringing me down. But I can and will persist in my journey. Lately I feel like I have nobody to talk to, but this really helped. Having a conversation with Player 2… or rather with myself. I’m still in the discovery stage of my life, although I guess that truly never ends, and I still have a lot of learning to do. I think I need to… do this exercise more often. In a world full of sharks, I tend to be a little fish. I want to build up my self confidence more and stand up for myself. It’s still quite difficult (the standing up part) because of how sensitive and empathetic I am. But I will learn how to. Just as soon as I’m able to ignore other people’s feelings, I guess. Anyways, I truly wanted to thank you, or even praise you, because you just made one more person’s life better.

    Haha, wow, I didn’t mean to write this much. I guess this stuff just comes out when it needs to. I feel like I should leave some quote or something. Hmm… let’s see…

    Nah, I’ve got nothing. I guess I’ll just leave off with saying this: Even if it’s only for an hour, day, or month, I feel… happy and content.

  7. Em says:

    Thanks for this. Feeling utterly helpless I played and cried and cried the pain I have been carrying since learning the worst thing a parent can about what the other parent did to their child. It didn’t solve the problem but it took me through the moment of absolute hell and helped me breathe. So valuable

  8. Em says:

    Thank you I use this fir my omplex PTSD

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