Games aren't just usable for entertainment. They can provoke thought, start discussions, and make changes in the world. But this can only happen if the games come with their own messages and meaningful design. My goal is to make games that include precisely those elements.
So what's a satire game? It's a game that points out some issue in our world and asks us to examine it. But it's more than that as well. It's a game that implies its message rather than stating it. It's a game that leads its players along a path of discovery, where they can learn about what is wrong in the world and think of how to fix it. It's a game which has a hidden, deeper meaning, behind whatever it is you play.
Satire games assume that their audience wants to critically examine the issues in the world, and provides a stepping stone on that path. Playing a satire game allows a group to get together and discuss exactly what it is that we want. It gives a lens through which to view a problem, and leaves the question open about how to solve it. Satire games have similarities with social good games, but from the opposite angle. Most social good games tell you the problem and answer at the same time. Satire games raise the issue and then ask the audience to discuss with each other.
Creating games is difficult. A lot of resources go into making something accessible and meaningful. Your support will help with costs in art, music, coding, and other expenses that are necessary to create the games. In addition, your support will give me personally the freedom to pursue more game design, and some strong feedback about the topics of games I make.
I'm planning to distribute my games through Creative Commons licensing so that I don't have to restrict access to them. I want everyone to play, so that everyone can start sharing in the experience. Getting support from my patrons allows me to distribute games freely, while being able to support myself at the same time.
If you'd like to check out my existing games, you can do so here:
Thanks for reading, and thank you for your support!