Our prankster pals from Austrian art/tech collective Monochrom have released the first in a trilogy of adventure games. Downloadable for free under a Creative Commons License, Soviet Unterzoegersdorf features music from Negativland, Joerg Piringer, and others. It's available for Windows or Linux/BSD in Russian with English or German subtitles. From the game description:
Soviet Unterzoegersdorf (pronounced «oon-taa-tsee-gars-doorf») is the last existing appanage republic of the USSR. The enclave maintains no diplomatic relationship with the surrounding so-called «Republic of Austria» or with the Fortress "European Union". The downfall of her motherland -- the Soviet Union -- in the early 1990s had a particularly bad effect on the country’s economic situation.Link
It is a great challenge to secure survival for the small but proud confederation. External reactionary forces put the country in danger. It’s a lack of respect due to a morally corrupted and perhaps even non-existing unity of the peoples. The goal of a glorious future is almost unreachable. But there are a handful of people who don’t give up on a vision for a better tomorrow. Let us tell you the stories of the brave citizens in the beautiful little country of Soviet Unterzoegersdorf.
It’s a story that will go into history.
David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor/managing partner. He's also a research director at Institute for the Future. On Instagram, he's @pesco.