'Opression Quest' is a 2014 browser based game that explores the mind of a fictional sociopath. In the game (which is more of a choose-your-own-adventure), you get an in-depth look into the daily life of a deeply disturbed individual, as well as providing a nuanced debate on whether or not we are responsible for our own choices, or if society and genetics make them for us.
The game can be played for free here:http://oppressionquest.com/ -(Dead Link)
This game provides examples of:
- But Thou Must!: Choices are often striked out when chosen, and you are forced to pick the other option, in order to accurately simulate the mental state of the main character.
- Shown Their Work: The game is heavily inspired by real events and uses actual, unedited images from the internet.
- Take That!: 'Oppression Quest' is a rather obvious attack on several female game developers accused of indulging in rather shady behavior for the purposes of marketing their game. A lot of the things you have to do in the game in order to win stem from supposedly real incidents.
- Villain Protagonist: The main character cheats and lies their way to the top of the indie scene.