If I was a Video Game Character Living in a Game World

Imagine that I was a video game character living in a video game world. You’d turn on your TV, flip the switch on your console and see me every time you played a game. What should I do with this great privilege and power?

I suppose I’d find cheat codes and give myself many abilities and supplies. First, I’d give myself unlimited money. I don’t know what I do with it all; maybe I could buy several thousand cars and race around town, like something out of Grand Theft Auto. Then I’d find the code to turn myself invisible. That would be a welcome method to take breaks without the player even knowing I was gone. After all, I would get exhausted after the player’s marathon gaming sessions. Finally, I’d rejigger the code to create stunt doubles for myself. That way, I  could do whatever I wanted and never get hurt while the player played. What could go wrong if I had these codes at my finger tips and could do whatever I wanted?

On second thought, this kind of unlimited power could easily corrupt me; instead I would use these cheat codes to help others. I’d go invisible and wade through a sea of zombies, in a post apocalyptic game, just to help an elderly neighbour take out her trash. I’d also become invincible to avoid germs. I could then, without getting sick, babysit all the other video game protagonists’ kids,  so they could have peace of mind while they save the universe and/or world. Finally, I would rejigger the code to help fix other characters who were frozen — in a malfunctioning game, that is. Or maybe I meant shoveling the driveways of snowed in characters on freezing days. No matter the problem, I would find some way to help.


What would you do if you were a video game character living in a video game world?

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8 responses to “If I was a Video Game Character Living in a Game World

  1. Ha, interesting concept. I guess if I were a video game character, I’d probably just try to live a normal life. This sorta reminds me of Wreck-It Ralph. If I were a villain like Ralph, I’d totally go on an epic quest to become a hero, as well!

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    • Ah, you know, I was probably inspired by Ralph on some level. I did enjoy that movie’s story. Stories of redemption and change, like Ralph’s, have always interested me.

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  2. I would feed the homeless by using my whip to find free grub hidden in walls.

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  3. You wouldn’t fight against the occasional abusive player that took player characters on suicide missions, or used player characters to murder NPCs in cold blood? I could see myself attempting to fight the man and save my world from the blight that is the player.

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    • Interesting perspective! I wonder if this post was a personality test in disguise.

      I am an agreeable and cooperative kind of a person. I’ think the player and I would have to come to some kind of agreement, and I would try to make the game world better in any small way that I could. But I don’t think I’d usurp power for fear of becoming as corrupt as a bad player, even if I had good intentions.

      And I try to think about more than just myself. But I’d probably keep thinking about others even if I was a video game character living in a video game world. There’s also a little bit of contrarian in my post. 🙂

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  4. I would seek out the God mode cheat.Then probably plot my revenge on the sadistic gamer who always controls me.

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