Outplay to Outlast

“Don’t fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts, it is glorious even to fail.” – Dark Souls.

From the dusty mesa
Its looming shadow grew larger
Hidden in the branches of the poison creosote
It twined spines up slowly
Towards the boiling sun
And when I touched its skin
My fingers ran with blood
In the hushing dusk under a swollen silver moon
I came walking with the wind to watch the cactus bloom
And strange hands halted me, the looming shadows danced
I fell down to the thorny brush and felt the trembling hands
When the last light warms the rocks and the rattlesnakes unfold

“Mountain cats will come to drag away your bones”, he could have said to me.

As I walked along the familiar ghastly lanes again, those words echoed. Still I gathered all the courage to go one more time. Those days, my hands got used to swipe, tilt and repeat.

Temple Run. Fall. Rise. Repeat. Pretty much same schedule for millions of followers, including me. One can connect so much to an endless game in which failure begins an integral part. We humans have a tendency to learn from our mistakes. “Rise like a phoenix” may not be so absurd. Games just depict a way of life. It’s just that here, you have a chance even after you die. Countless times you are given a chance to try your luck. It’s in life, where we don’t get many chances. But what if you are given a chance to step into the world of video games and virtual turns real. Would you care to defeat the dark souls? Are up to the level?

Come rise with us forever,
Across the silent sands
And the stars will be your eyes
And the wind will be our hands.

This Innovision, with video games as the theme, get ready to play. Get ready to stand every time you fall, till you outlast all. With numerous workshops, guest lectures, exhibitions lined up for the ride of your life on 4th to 6th November, level yourself up. Because you’ll be in the big game and the big games are terrifying.

– Gordon Freeman

P.S.- Poem Courtesy by The Handsome Family.

 

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