Games

Current work project: “Interim”

Type: strategic browser game

Status: Build-up of beta version

In our web game Interim the player takes the role of a private contractor, a fearless entrepreneur, sent to a gigantic disaster area. An enormous metropolis has been completely destroyed and the local government and market have ceased to function. The population is helpless, refugees in their own city. It is not only up to the dropped volunteers to rebuild the city, but also to bring forth a new society. And gain as much riches and power as they can in the process.

Armed with the belief that the free market can, and should, fix this catastrophe, the dropped volunteers come to a broken city, without order or justice. Only they can restore order. Their only orders are to revive the marketplace and give the surviving populace employment. The rest is up to volunteers. Without any rules competition will be cut-throat and many will take extremely aggressive measures to secure their profits and their market share.

By clearing the ruins, constructing buildings and choosing amongst a variety of trades and operations the player can establish him- or herself in a living, breathing cityscape with other players. He or she will trade resources with others and compete over the cheap labor in the disaster area. The desperate labor force is fickle and they clamor for better standards and benefits and will choose employers that can offer them. The players must succeed in gathering a work force, starting a business and doing whatever necessary to stay ahead.

  • Build a business. Produce and/or trade goods in a player-driven market.
  • Gather a workforce, compete against you neighbors. Attract workers to your buildings (and away from your neighbors!).
  • Partake in aggressive economic warfare. Build special attack buildings to hamper and impair your competition.

Story:

We have been hounded and tread upon since our arrival. This will stop now. If anyone uses coercive business practices against any of our members those people will see their livelihood obliterated.

– Ola Haraldsen, chairman of the Fair Business Association, from their “Don’t ‘Trade’ On Me” declaration.

I remember how things were done back when we were Outside. Federal legislation, public relations, ethics, all that stuff. It’s not like that anymore. Here I have all the tools I need.

– George Rozen, owner of the food franchise “Practically Chicken”, omitted from the report “Volunteer testimonials, second round”.