By Alec Meer on April 24th, 2013 at 12:00 pm.
Listen, we’re all angry about something. Right now I’m angry that my cat knocked over a wooden minimalist gorilla statuette I keep on my bedside table, which bashed me on the head and woke me up at 3am, leaving me feeling terrible all day. (I still love my cat, though. She can’t help being a moron). Maybe you’re angry about something more important, or less important – the important thing is that it made you angry. Put it to one side, just for a bit. Sit down, sit down, breathe the air slowly, calmly, gently through those stressed nostrils of yours, and spend awhile with 40 Seeds, a charming, ambient browswer game about wind, life, propagation and nothing.
Oh dear, I can see your face is already turning purple, and I can your mouth start to form the words ‘not… a… game…’ as your eyes bulge and the veins on your forehead throb.
Sssh, ssh, it’s okay, everything’s going to be alright. Just because someone else might call it a game doesn’t mean you have to if you don’t want to. Just… just play it. Just wave your mouse around to control the direction of the wind, press space to slow things down if you’re struggling to make the glowing seeds spread, or if you just want to see the skies turn from day to night to day more gradually, more prettily.
To what end? It doesn’t matter. None of it matters. It doesn’t have to be about anything. Not if you don’t want it to.