Feb 16, 2012

Unmanned by Molleindustria and Jim Munroe

I can't understand how people can get all excited when talking about those deadly modern warplanes, without even thinking about dead children, destroyed buildings and bombed hospitals. I don't know, I might be weird, but that is actually the only thing a F-15 can do; who in their right mind could care about its engines and its acceleration? Heartless bastards, you say. Right, I see. Back to gaming with me then. Back to Unmanned to be precise.

Ah, see you haven't followed that link yet dear reader. Well, you should, for Unmanned is an insightful and deeply innovative game about being an operator of one of those newfangled unmanned airplanes certain armies enjoy deploying. It's a game about choices and ideologies. A game about the real terror of war and the mostly normal people inflicting it. It also is a game I will not further spoil. And a masterpiece.

17 comments:

  1. This was a powerful experience. I think I was most affected by the intro scene.

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    1. I personally appreciated the contrast of family life with being a professional, uhm, soldier the most. Very well done.

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  2. Can't really go wrong with Molleindustria. I love how they loathe pretty much everything that goes on in the world right now. They truly are champions of the oppressed.

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    1. Absolutely dear Ketchua. And they do actually manage to be incredibly successful on the artistic front too. As you've said, you can't go wrong with molleindustria.

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  3. Great game. I really cut the hell outta my face while shaving tho.. lol

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  4. Damn terrorists always get me while trying to steal their sheep.
    But my medal for heroic shaving makes me feel a little better :)

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    1. It would be even better if you managed to heroically and successfully shave the sheep :)

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  5. But ?... damn! how did you know I didn't click the link first time....?

    (conducts an intensive search of his house for hidden cameras.... finds a missing set of false teeth and a single blue sock...quickly gets bored and heads off to raid Gnomes fridge...)

    Hey!! :) Bratwurst!!!!

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    1. (senses a disturbance in the refrigerator)

      Yes, Bratwurst. But is it safe? Would you eat an omnipotnt's beings snacks? Ever?

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  6. (on the cusp of biting into the delicious looking Bratwurst, Elderly hesitates....)

    ....? ahem

    (places Bratwurst back in fridge, smiles at Gnome)

    ...sorry bout that, don't know what came over me, I haven't lost my Director of communications role have I?

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  7. No, no, far from it. You have though also grabbed the highly coveted chair of master food tester.

    Here, have a Bratwurst.

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  8. :P

    (bites into Bratwurst....)

    Master Food Tester, that's .. that's more than I deserve,

    (munchs some more Bratwurst...)

    ..but why would you need a....

    THUD!

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  9. Blog Narrator2/22/12, 9:25 PM

    heee heee, finally and end to the wrinkled pest..

    I salute you Gnome, excellent piece of work..

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  10. (stands oddly and a tiny bit guiltily silent)

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  11. Blog Narrator2/23/12, 11:01 AM

    :) I salute you Gnome, a master at work, no fears the cleaning lady will dispose of the corpse...

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    1. Yes, well, she too had been laid off. Might be in trouble here...

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