MX vs. ATV Alive is an existential melodrama, influenced by the works of Kafka and Nietzsche. The battle between MX and ATV is a metaphor for man's lurching internal struggle, the raging conflict between Super-ego and Id, played out along the dirt track of existence. What is it to be Alive? Is it to play a game about a game, racing round and round in circles? To collapse and lick the filth crushed across the corners of your lips? To rise and ride on regardless, raging at the surreal, spiralling accumulation of meaningless trinkets and tears?