Who or what do you play as in Everything ($15 on GOG.com; $8 on Steam)? Well, itâ€™s right there in the title: everything. Youâ€™ll play as a pig, or pizza, or a hot air balloon. You can experience the world as a tree, a polar bear, or a microscopic organism. If itâ€™s in the gameâ€™s oddball world, you can inhabit it and see what life is like through its eyes… or whatever it might have.
Itâ€™s a weird one, obviously, but itâ€™s also incredibly delightful. True, itâ€™s an open-ended game with scads of playable characters and no real missions, but Everything is also a meditation on philosophy and what it means to be alive and perceive that. It might surprise you! Everything wonâ€™t be for everyone, quite likely, but it is deeply and impressively original.