Packets, Please!

Global Game Jam 2018 Submission

“Packets Please!” is a game about the future of the world without net neutrality, where you boost or throttle your customers' internet speeds based on your employer’s ever-growing set of rules. It paints an over-the-top Orwellian future (and some tongue-in-cheek moments), but our goal was to address what we consider to be a serious recent issue.

My role in particular was gameplay coding, testing, and designing the level progression for 8 rounds of gameplay.

Our game was covered in several YouTube videos and recommendations, and was featured this article by Vice:

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/59k8v8/packets-please-is-a-post-net-neutrality-simulator-from-hell-throttling-game