Planting Seeds and Building Community in “Mutazione”
More than any time in recent history, we find ourselves in a moment when people the world over are turning to what’s closest to us, both physically and emotionally. We’re learning to find meaning in what’s nearby, whether it’s the herb gardens on our fire escapes or our immediate neighbors, to bloom where we’re planted.
In this time of isolation and anxiety, video games can be a potent diversion. But “Mutazione,” an indie adventure game which debuted in September 2019, models a way for players to live fully in the world rather than to simply escape from it.