What do you see if you move at the speed of light? Things from the past, a wider horizon and a lot of red and blue. You can find out yourself by playing the new videogame that the Massachussettes Institute of Technology just launched. It’s freely available to play for all the curious, and also for gamemakers to use and develop even further. But it already is quite interesting in it’s currently simple form.
It looks just like a regular game. The task is to collect a hundred balls that are spread around a village. But with every ball you take, the speed of light goes down untill eventually you can see what it looks like to travel as fast as the speed of light. You for example see the world a bit like looking through a looking glass, because light that comes from the side will appear to you as coming from slightly in front of you. This is the same effect that occurs with wind if you bike fast.
The next video will show you the game and tell you why this looking glass effect, the search light effect and other effects occur. It’s a bit long, but you can easily skip to the part where the game gets wild.