A protest simulation game inspired by the Chilean protests of October 2019.

Controls

  • WASD + Mouse for movement and view.
  • Space to jump.
  • Left-click to make noise with your pot.
  • Hold right-click to record the scene with your cellphone. Once you let go, you will be prompted to download your recording. Feel free to share it on social media with the hashtag #ChileIsNotAtWar!

(Since most sites don't support .webm natively, here's a handy converter!)

Context

What started as a protest against a raise to the subway fare in Chile blew up in a few days into fully fledged social protest movement for better living conditions for the working class. Due to rampant vandalisim the president announced a state of emergency (allowing the military to roam the streets to enforce order) and notably declared during a live conference that "[Chile] is at war". While vandalism has slowed down, the great majority of people on the streets continue to protest peacefully, with a many suffering injuries  (or worse) due to police/miltary repression.

Development

When all the protest broke out, I really wanted to make a game about the situation, but it took me forever to come up with an idea that didn't feel too arcade-y and simplistic. My original concept was much more ambitious, but I had to scale it down dramatically due to time restrictions. Thus, I'm not really satisfied with the result... but it was nice to do something in Unity (and it served as excellent lesson on the dangers of overscoping...).

Credits

StatusPrototype
PlatformsHTML5
Rating
(1)
AuthorAlce
GenreSimulation
Made withUnity

Leave a comment

Log in with itch.io to leave a comment.