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Jantomedes Aug 22, 2013 @ 1:39am
Antichamber as a metaphor of humen's life
I don't know why exactly but for me it seems all the time that the game is a metaphor of life. Well, I know some reasons but I'm sure there are some more (in dark deeps of my subconscious).

So do you feel the same or it's just mine?

And the reasons:
-game is a journey
-lot of these signs with wisdom
-many of these signs refer to some exact parts of life (conception, pregnancy, birth, childhood, studing, getting married, having children, working, being a grandpa, death etc.) and maybe the signs are not chronological but the start (conception, pregnancy, birth, childhood) and end (death) are.
-we learn many skills during the game

Do you have anymore reasons?

Last edited by Jantomedes; Aug 22, 2013 @ 4:26am
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Breadfish Aug 22, 2013 @ 4:15am 
Read the Black Ghost thread.
Jantomedes Aug 22, 2013 @ 4:25am 
Originally posted by Kruder:
Read the Black Ghost thread.
It's funny because I was just writing my theorie, when the notificatin showed up so I thought "let's just finish writing the theorie then check out that". So I wrote this:
Originally posted by Jantomedes:
I think the real meaning is known just to the author and the part of it is to just make us wonder and the game will never give an answer. But maybe the author once.

And my theroy is that black hypercube is the metaphor of The Unknown. We try all the time to reach it, discover it and it looks like we've been so close the answer all the time. All our life is about trying to reach The Unknown. And when we finnaly reach it even if we thought we'll never can, we discover it. It doesn't kill you. It just says "There's nothing more to discover - wake up.".

Also as someone said before the Antechamber looks like the inside of The Unknown. So maybe we just want to know ourselfs? And when we do, there's nothing more.

EDIT: Why are you guys spoilering your own theories? :D

Yeah, but this thread is more about if you do feel the same.
Macifayo Aug 29, 2015 @ 1:01pm 
Originally posted by Breadfish:
Read the Black Ghost thread.
Which black ghost thread? I've searched for it in the discussions but can't find much information.
sgreco1970 Oct 8, 2015 @ 9:53pm 
If you havent played it before, play The Stanley Parable. Start with the free demo, it's not a level from the game but rather its own level. It's also not really a game but, as you say, a metaphor for life.
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