'Ride the Better Way' Turns Toronto's Public Transit Into a Game

By: Marie C. Hudson - Published: • References: ridethebetterway and blogto
The daily commute to and from work is not usually something you'd want to recreate in a video game, as it can be quite dull, but that's exactly what Patrick T. Lo has done with 'Ride the Better Way.'

The 8-bit video game is Patrick's take on the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), and allows players to guide their character to and from work, choosing whether to "Listen to music," "Read a book," or "Stare at people" along the way. If the gameplay becomes slightly mundane after a while, it's probably because that seems to be the whole point of the game. "It's spectacularly uneventful," explains the creator. "But hey, that's the joke."

Whether you have zero experience with the TTC or you're an everyday rider, 'Ride the Better Way' will definitely provide you with some laughs. With a great vintage video game soundtrack by Matt De Luca and Lukas Guyader, this 8-bit game can't be missed.