Short Film Shows What It's Like to Grow Up Being Player Two in Video Games

If you grew up with an older brother or sister and an old school video game console, Zachary Antell’s short animation Player Two should hit you right in the nostalgic feeling bank. Some people call that a heart, and maybe make you want to pick up the phone to call him or her (or let’s be honest, shoot a text to them).


The four-minute short depicts the relationship between an older brother and a younger brother perfectly through the scope of video games. Player one is always showing player two everything he’s already explored in video games but also helping them through life too. Player one might not notice, but player two is always watching them lead.

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As an older brother and “player one,” this gave me some serious FEELS!!!