Last night I played the game Super Meat Boy for the live stream. It’s regarded as one of the more difficult games in the platformer segment, and I wholeheartedly agree.
You can watch some of the stream replay below to get an idea of the game. If the video starts at the beginning, skip ahead to 24 minutes.
In the two hours that I played yesterday, I completed 4 levels. Each of these levels I played no less than twenty attempts and for two of the levels that number is probably closer to one hundred.
Being ok with failure and not getting overly frustrated is a requirement of playing this game.
I’m going to suggest that this game is a requirement for all Gamers to play so it can be learned, that failure is a part of gaming and necessary succeed.
Failure is a part of the game.
When we know that failure is a likely outcome before we start doing something, it’s much easier to use failure as a tool and not be frustrated, much like how Thomas Edison invented the light bulb. Thousands of failures and learning exactly what not to do from each attempt, for the next.
But when we don’t expect failure is when we grow our perseverance muscle, get back up and try again.
I hope you enjoyed today’s short blog about failure. It’s OK to fail. Figure out what happened and try again.
The sun is starting to come out!
Have a great day!