A Game with a Message

Cued by the Chicago Reader’s Whet Moser, I just spent a few minutes playing Every Day the Same Dream. It’s a simple flash-art game produced by La Molleindustria (about whom I hope to learn more; their slogan promises “Radical games against the dictatorship of entertainment.”) The game is short and intriguing, even if the point it’s trying to make is quickly evident to anyone who’s seen “American Beauty.” Still, I enjoy attempts to express a message through games, and I think the approach will bear a lot of fruit in coming years.