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Post image for Build the Most Disruptive Startup Ever in a Dystopian Business Simulator

In “The Founder,” a “dystopian startup simulator,” you must disrupt markets, innovate nonstop, maybe even go beyond the Earth in wildly expensive rockets.

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Post image for Sin Like It’s the 16th Century in a Game that Remixes Renaissance Art

Forgive me, for I have sinned. I peeped at a lady’s ankle through an open window and carved an idol in my own image.

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Post image for In a Game, Foraging for Mushrooms with a Grandmother Who Listens

Lieve Oma is a game in which you hunt for mushrooms with your grandmother beneath trees saturated with autumnal colors. It’s also about how a simple conversation can indicate so much more about a relationship, where the words unsaid echo as much as those spoken aloud.

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Post image for Photography Acts as a Weapon in a Game About the Iranian Revolution

In 1979 Revolution: Black Friday, the streets of Tehran are combustive, resistance smoldering from tensely linked groups that share a dissatisfaction with the Shah.

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Post image for A Video Game Inspired by Philip K. Dick’s Sci-Fi Worlds

The developers of Californium call their game a “love letter to Philip K. Dick.”

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Post image for A Digital Story Leads You Through Italy’s WWII Resistance

To mark the 70th anniversary of Italy’s 1945 liberation from fascism, the Milan-based duo We Are Müesli developed an interactive story based on the country’s 20 months of partisan resistance.

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Post image for The First Museum Retrospective for a Video Game Artist Explores Why the Medium Matters

Whether a five-minute walk through one man’s life or a maze that would take two millennia to explore, Jason Rohrer creates meaningful experiences that could only exist as games.

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Post image for Digitally Deface Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye

Have you ever wanted to throw a piano or screeching cat at Le Corbusier’s pristinely white 1931 Villa Savoye in France?

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Post image for Dealing with Death in an Evocative Game about Cancer

“We grieve in silence,” game maker Ryan Green says at one point in That Dragon, Cancer, an interactive experience based on the illness and eventual death of his son, Joel.

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Post image for Digital Distractions: Designing a Subway and Pruning a Tree

For December, we’ve got a psychedelic plane ride tribute to a man who died in a crash, a paper craft city, subway line design, and tree pruning (it’s fun!).

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