Guy Galer sez, "I created a game that was inspired by many of the stories found on Boing Boing. You play a FBI agent that is reassigned to the field because of the Snowden brouhaha. She then has to come to terms with data privacy, racial profiling and all sorts of cognitive biases that impact criminal investigations. It dives into a legal system where it is extremely easy to convict poor people of almost anything while it takes absurd amounts of evidence to convict the rich."
"In the end, she has to decide what to do with the data the FBI is collecting on people.
This is a modern point and click game that has a lot of adult topics including sexual preference of your character and ramifications of that choice. It also uses a lot of camp to get attention and provide a carrot for players that might be less interested in how the brain works. It is a late night B-movie with educational elements for adults."
Looks exciting! Guy's bio shows lots of long-term success in game development and shipping actual product, which bodes well the outcomes on this. $12 gets you a DRM-free game for Gnu/Linux, Mac, or Windows. I supported it.
Agent Kendall was using the Bureau as a means to pad her resume with security expertise and milk corporations with exorbitant consulting fees. Her plan took a nose dive when Snowden (and other whistle-blowers) flipped the spook world upside down, and Kendall was reassigned into the field.
The Bureau is a unique crime solving game. Hurled into the gritty action-world of arson, murder, and espionage, Kendall finds herself in over her head. It’s up to the player to ensure that she doesn't drown. Bureau is full of colorful, exotic, and eccentric characters, including Wally (a psychotic anti-extremist extremist).
The game tackles controversial subjects such as race, religion and sex, exploring how our brain works to alter reality and bias our decisions.
Bureau - Season 1
My UK publisher, Head of Zeus, has published the official tour schedule for the British tour for Walkaway, with stops in Oxford (with Tim Harford), London (with Laurie Penny), Liverpool (with Chris Pak), Birmingham, and the Hay Literary Festival (with Dr Adam Rutherford). Hope to see you there!
My publicist just found an extra box of the cool promotional Walkaway multitools, and she’s generously offered to give them to the next 100 people to reserve tickets to the May 7th Walkaway event at Chicago’s Royal George Theater, where I’m presenting with CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY creator Max Temkin (current ticket-holders, don’t worry, you get […]
Carol from Cheapass Games writes, “In our continuing quest to bring back the very best classic Cheapass Games, we’re creating a new boxed set of Button Men, our strategy dice combat game. This time around, the characters will appear on cards, rather than pin-back buttons, but since they’re all 1950s era gangsters, the ‘button men’ […]
If you want to work in tech, but don’t have any desire to code web apps to help businesses sell things to other business, you might want to consider a career in cybersecurity. Judging from the apparent complete infiltration of Russian hackers in American cyberspace, it seems fair to speculate that there’s a major shortage of […]
All moms are different. But all moms like getting flowers on Mother’s Day, and that’s a fact (not, however a fact we can document in any fashion.) Instead of getting chewed out for forgetting to call her on the second Sunday of May, you can take care of it ahead of time with Teleflora’s flower […]
Yeah, Bluetooth audio is pretty common these days, so why should you care about these earbuds? Look how happy that woman up above looks. She’s got FRESHeBUDS in. Boom. There’s your reason. She’s also at the beach and it appears to be a very nice day.But for the sake of promotion, wireless earbuds are fast becoming the […]