FileKiller is the Most Immersive, Terrifying Game I Will Never Play

Over the weekend I was linked to a truly devious “game”, if you want to call it that. Developer Sophie Houlden has created FileKiller, a program that will most certainly make your heart race just from the description.

This genuinely evil game will select 20 files from your computer at random, and in order to win, you must delete all of them. There’s no undo delete; whatever’s gone is gone, and it is 100% real.

As Houlden warns, “this game is real, and yes, it could seriously f**k up your computer/work/job/life”, and yet there’s a little part of me that wants to just open it and see how lucky I can get. FileKiller is for the sadist in all of us, and probably one of the more effective inadvertent commentaries on the human condition this year.

Please don’t download it here.

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Allen Park

Allen is an utter whore of a gamer; he's completely open-minded to all games, be they AAA blockbusters or $5 casual children's games. His focus is on indie games specifically, valuing gameplay and ingenuity over sparkly visuals and ridiculous gimmicks. When he's not geeking out over the newest art game, he's out toning his sexy, sculpted shoulders while surfing epic 1.5ft waves, or having a good time with local, high-gravity microbrews.

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