In this game, the player must escape from melancholy scenes and surreal traps which mimic the confinements in Kafka’s novels The Castle and Metamorphosis. What larks!
It’s been done before. A video game called The Witcher is based on a fantasy series by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. And a few years ago Dante’s Inferno provided the inspiration for a game released by Electronic Arts.
What would Kafka have made of it? One can’t quite imagine him on a video game console. In his own words: “Evil is whatever distracts.”