This emotional and superb short film is based on a real YouTube comment by user 00WARTHERAPY00.
The comment was placed on a Youtube video titled ‘Can Video Games Be A Spiritual Experience?’. The users comment told a beautiful story, one that was so powerful and meaningful that John Wikstrom created a short film about it. The film uses the exact words used by the commenter in the narration.
In short, a 16-year-old boy dug out an old Xbox that he and his father used to on together when he was a kid. The boy had not touched the console since he was six-years-old, the age in which he lost his father.
The pair used to play a racing game together and spent hours of quality time doing so. When the boy started playing the game he realized that the game had saved the best times lap and created a ‘ghost’ of that race, one in which you could race against in an effort to beat the best time. That best time and ‘ghost’ was his father’s best timed lap.
The boy was able to play against his father again and for weeks tried to beat his father’s time. One day, he did beat the time, but stopped just shy of the finish line so his father could win. You see, if he crossed the finish line and won the race…his father’s ‘ghost’ would be deleted and the new time would then become the ‘ghost’.
Such a powerful short video and well worth the watch.
Titled : Player Two
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