Games as social commentary

Below, a screenshot from the Molle Industria game Leaky World, a “playable theory” — loosely based on Jullian Assange’s original essay on the apologetics of information transparency.

Leaky world screenshot

From the same series we have strategy game Oiligarchy (for aspiring State Department employees one guesses) and the spare and haunting game Every Day the Same Dream about, well, the genetically engineered end-of-the-world (the music is especially beautiful). To top it off the Catholic Church and McDonalds also come in for some delightful playable satire.