The Great Gatsby The Video Game offers hopeful 8bit commentary
If F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby is a commentary on the American Dream, Slate's The Great Gatsby: The Video Game continues that narrative in the most straightforward, nihilistic manner. In short, you're on a boat and there's a green light at the end of the screen, mimicking the green light at the end of Daisy's dock in the novel. Largely, that light is regarded as representing hope.

Using minimalist controls – right and left arrows on the keyboard – in The Great Gatsby: The Video Game, guide Gatsby across the rocky waters and to the green light. If you can. Spoilers: You can't. Pippin Barr would be so proud.

This is not to be confused with the Great Gatsby NES-inspired game, the Baz Luhrmann movie coming out in May, or anything on Sparknotes.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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