Global Game Jam 2018: Packets, Please!

“Packets, Please!” by Cosmic Adventure Squad (Vu Ha, Rose Peng, Edward DiNola, Jordan Cazamias, Andrew Lee, Nikolas Anderson Korolog & Christopher Palacios).

“With the repeal of net neutrality rules you are the new big data, data throttler. Do your job and follow the company policy!”

“Packets, Please!” shows that games can be super entertaining, satisfying and educational at the same time. While it confronts the player with a “Papers, Please!” inspired gameplay, as they have to decide how to treat different users based on their status, activities and data, it shows off the possibly monstrous effects which may await us thanks to the repealing of the network neutrality. And by that I do not mean just being throttled for binge watching too many series on streaming platforms or something like that, but also political effects: Disabling users from using social media in countries to stop protests against the government, for example. >>PLAY