As Italy is getting close to an uncertain election day in troubled times, Italian indie game scene – which is quickly getting more and more lively – releases a series of short games on the theme. The games can all be found here, but be warned: both introduction and contents are only in Italian.
The game we review below is an exception both because it has an English presentation page and because it attempts to go beyond political mockery (which, don’t get me wrong, is already a non trivial task for a game released for a jam).
The Wrong Lizard
The Wrong Lizard game by Urustar allows a very short gameplay, still the current indecision of Italian voters and the uncertainties of an arrested-development society are very well represented – a non trivial task. Environment and gameplay are Pedercini styled, and there is a well integrated soundtrack. In its minimalism, I consider this a small gem.
The game is in Italian only, but it is presented in a site in English. An English version is coming soon.