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CAPITALISM: The Role Playing Game

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Hamfisted political satire, July 30, 2015
by Victor Gijsbers (The Netherlands)
This game is a political satire of capitalism. The premise is that you choose to be one of five classes of capitalist scum, and then battle it out with the 100 people who are richer than you in order to become #1. Battling is an automatic, RPG-like system of seemingly random rolls.

As a game, this has nothing to offer. I assume that that is deliberate; what it wants to be is political satire. But this game is to satire what a cask full of elephant piss is to a glass of gewürztraminer -- not the clearest metaphor I've ever employed, perhaps, but you know what I'm getting at.

After playing three of Soda51's games today, I can reach the overarching conclusion that this author, who obviously wants to make political statements, should read and watch some good political satire to find out what works and what doesn't.

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Christina Nordlander, July 31, 2015 - Reply
If you want to play a good game on the same theme, may I recommend Porpentine's Ultra Business Tycoon III? (Provided you haven't played it already.) I'm not sure it says anything more substantial in terms of satire (it's rather too surreal for that), but it's got excellent writing and is a good example of how to do challenging puzzles in Twine.
Victor Gijsbers, July 31, 2015 - Reply
I haven't played it yet, but it's high on my wish list. Thanks for the recommendation!
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