I’ve been working on a game called Feed of Comfort for #resitJam last week. #ResistJam is an online game jam about creating games that resist oppressive authoritarianism in all its forms. The issue is very important to me so I decided to join.
Well, I admit that I am a bit sceptical whether games can really resist or change anything. As people who find them powerfull do not need convincing and those that have opposite views won’t ever play them. There is a part of the population though that is somewhat undecided and I suppose that if you really want to change anything it’s them that you should address.
My game resulted from this reflexion. I tried to depict and analyse the current situation in Europe (and generally the “western” society) and maybe add some fuel to thoughts on what we could do to remedy the political, humanitarian, societal and environmental crisis (very ambitious, I know!). Democracy nowaday’s faces several threats: the manipulation of information for political reasons, playing with people’s biggest fears etc. However what I fear the most is the complete indifference and inertia of a majority of the population in spite of facts and knowledge that are shown to them.
The game tries to depict examples of this contradictive behaviour. If it helps only one person to realise this, I suppose it would be a great succes.
Anyway as for gameplay part, it’s an interactive story, where you play as a girl named Lisa who browses through the contents of her news feed on social media. And I won’t spoil the end for you.
I really would appriciate the feedback, so please feel free to comment or contact me on twitter. Thank’s!
Play the game Feed of Comfort