Infinity Games

Maxwell Akin
4 min readAug 30, 2023

Our goal, with this essay, is to outline three games.

Every single one of these games centers on one of my strongest passions: infinity.

Each game was created by me and, really, for me.

Even so, though, my hope is that you play these games if you enjoy infinity and that, if you do, you enjoy them.

Game 01: Conceptions Of Infinity

Our first game is quite simple.

Your goal is to come up with a set number of new conceptions.

Every single one of these conceptions is of infinity.

Or, for infinity; whichever is more grammatically accurate.

To come up with these new conceptions, we’re going to combine.

And, to combine, we’re going to dive into our:

  • Journal entries.
  • Book notes.
  • Old stories.
  • Various essays.
  • Film notes.

And so on and so forth.

Or, at least, that’s what you would do, if you were me.

You may not write very much. Or, have any work to turn to.

Rather than doing the above, you can simply take an idea, scene, moment, thought, notion — and so on and so forth, endlessly and infinitely; ad infinitum — from one of the following:

  • A film.
  • A book.
  • A photograph.
  • A song.
  • A poem.
  • A television show.
  • A painting.
  • A magazine.
  • A commercial.
  • A street.
  • A building.
  • A memory.

And so on and so forth, endlessly and infinitely; ad infinitum.

You can find these things with some degree of randomness. Or, just choose something that you find.

Right after you select at least one thing, you’re going to turn that into something.

You’re going to come up with a set number of conceptions that arise from what you’ve chosen.

And, to make this game even more fun, you can do one of the following:

  • Dive into specific conceptions and create conceptions within those.
  • Set a large numerical goal for you to reach.
  • Gather multiple ideas from multiple writings.
  • Combine those ideas and, then, use that to inspire your conceptions.
  • Rely on more than just visual modalities.
  • Combine fictional notions with the conceptions you’re creating.
  • Embrace notions of language and meaning.
  • Set themes, genres, and limits on your conceptions.

And so on and so forth, endlessly and infinitely; ad infinitum.

Seriously, this game is infinitely flexible and certainly worth playing.

Game 02: Visions Of Infinity

Our second game is nearly identical to the first game. But, there’s one major difference:

  • You must develop a sensory vision — at least one — of infinity.

A sensory vision of infinity can be anything.

And, with the above in mind, some examples of a sensory vision are as follows:

  • A neverending ocean; no beginning and no ending.
  • A vast, infinite library.
  • A network of catacombs that contain infinite photographs.

You get the idea.

No matter the vision you create, it must contain sensory detail.

Rather than relying on purely visual language, you can, and must, rely on language that invokes specific scents and sounds and tastes and textures.

All of this will culminate in a unique sensory vision.

A unique sensory vision that you can play with in whatever way you would like to.

Game 03: Dive Into Your Conception

Our third, and final, game centers on diving into your conception.

You can choose any conception you wish to dive into.

Or, alternatively, you can play one of the games outlined above and, then, play this game.

No matter what you do, the basic rule is the same: to dive into a chosen conception of infinity.

Right within this act of diving, you must expand upon your conception.

Some of the ways that you can do this are as follows:

  • Come up with a few ways in which your conception is infinite.
  • Develop a richer series of descriptions for your particular conception.
  • Outline ways in which your conception can lead to other things.
  • Combine your conceptions with other conceptions or ideas.
  • Go over the implications of your conception and what those implications lead to.

And so on and so forth, endlessly and infinitely; ad infinitum.

Just like the first game, this game is infinitely flexible and infinitely rich.

You can apply this basic notion to all three games, though, come to think of it.

Conclusion

None of these games were meant to be seen outside of my own writing folder.

And, yet, this thought came to me: other people like infinity, too, and they might like these games.

Don’t get me wrong, this thought may be wrong — well, the last part — but, even so, it feels nice to share these games.

If you enjoy infinity — or, like fun, unique creativity games — my hope is that you play these games.

And, my hope is that you enjoy them; that they lead to enjoyment and to some really cool places!

No matter what, though, thank you so much for reading!

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Maxwell Akin

Hey! I’m Max! I Hope You Enjoy What You’re Reading, And If You Want To Reach Me For Any Reason At All, You Can Do So At “maxwellcakin@gmail.com”.