Portrait of an Oligarchy (2016)

 Project Type 
First Year Collaborative Project (BA)
 Production Year 
Windows, Mac, Linux
Serious Game/ Experimental Game
“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”
Sarah Abouzari – Gameplay Programming | Owen Franke – Writing and Game Arts | Matan Gantz – Game Arts | Tim Scheller – Programming and Animation | Niklas Tomkowitz – Game Design and Documentation



Portrait of an Oligarchy is an experiment in the caricaturization of the ruling class through narrative, symbolism and grotesquely stylized visuals. Ten rich and powerful figures are having a dinner party in a mansion, and you play as the server who must cater to their every whim. The game explores notions of dependence and agency between the working and ruling classes. Through careful observation of the scene, you must figure out how to solve a puzzle in order to escape this nightmare full of pompous psychopaths!


Link to gameplay video: https://vimeo.com/176358127