Choose or Die

Director: Toby Meakins
Year Released: 2022
Rating: 0.0

Programmer Isaac (Asa Butterfield) finds an old text-based interactive game called "CURS>R" and shows it to his friend Kayla (Iola Evans) who plays it and discovers it has a strange way of forcing people in real life to do things they don't want to, like eat glass or cutting out someone else's tongue.  I didn't have high expectations going in, but it does an absolutely atrocious job "explaining" itself or its internal mechanics and the longer it goes on the more awful it gets - in one unintentionally humorous moment, Isaac has to vomit out (actual) magnetic tape.  At least with the classic "educational" game The Oregon Trail, you mostly just had to avoid coming down with dysentery.