First Oscar-Qualifying Game Allows You to be 'Everything,' Even Poop


David OReilly’s 'Everything' just won the Vienna Shorts fest Jury Prize, landing it on the Academy Awards Longlist.

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This is totally wild. I love Everything. But so many questions!

What makes it qualify? I guess most games are never submitted for consideration.
What games have been submitted before?
Maybe it’s the auto-play mode? The fact that the game can “play” and “beat” itself without any player interaction?

At any rate: cool!