Jessika – Underneath the system (2018)

Project Type
Impact Games (2018), continued as extraordinary games projects besides the studies, by the help of Cologen Game Farm, Stadt Köln and SpielFabrique
Production Year
2018/2019
Platform
PC / MAC
Genre
Interactive Found Footage Novella
Tagline
Project Jessika is a narrative game, focusing on a fictional character that undergoes a right wing radicalisation
Team
Seren Besorak – 2D Art | Pierre Schlömp – Game Design and Narrative | Sarah Abouzari – Programming

About

As a hacker the player is tasked by an anonymous customer to infiltrate the computer of Jessika and perform a background check. By utilizing a search engine the player has to navigate a server structure and find files containing Jessika’s biography. (S)he will find different types of media, like notes, pictures, audio and video files dealing with Jessika, who is depicted by a real actress. Those need to be scanned for hints that might lead to new files, uncover hidden folders or grant access to protected sections of the computer. By playing thegame, the player should gain knowledge about the possible causes for radicalisation.

Gameplay video