The general immaturity of gaming can easily (and pretty simply) be seen by the impressive lack of any kind of political undertones in the vast majority of games released. Politics, let alone radical or progressive ones, in gaming both mainstream and indie are either left alone or are too reactionary and Hollywood-esque to be taken seriously. If you are not killing comically evil terrorists in ways to make even classic imperialists blush, then you are most probably jumping on mushrooms, in a medium that seems utterly indifferent to commenting on society.
Although an extensive post on the subject will at some point appear on this very blog, I'm happy -for now- to announce that the situation has gotten a tiny bit better with the release of The Curfew. It's a deeply democratic, free to play, web-based adventure game written by everyone's favourite Gillen: Kieron Gillen. What's more, The Curfew is both an incredibly well produced game and a good and rather unique adventure, sporting some great FMV moments with some pretty impressive actors.Related @ Gnome's Lair: