Factsheet

Developer:
Subaltern Games
Based in Boston, MA, Earth

Founding date:
2012

Website:
subalterngames.com

Press / Business contact:
subalterngames@gmail.com

Social:
Twitter
Skype

Releases:
Neocolonialism
No Pineapple Left Behind
Traitor Nightly

Address:
1035 Cambridge Street
Suite 19
Cambridge, MA 02141

Phone:
9736505082

Description

Subaltern Games creates political art games that model social systems. They take existing game conventions such as the turn based strategy or the manager sim and deconstruct them to highlight the complicity of the player in a predatory role, while above all showing compassion for the collateral human suffering.

History

The Bronze Age

In the Bronze Age, the Hittites reigned supreme, though they were soon challenged by the Egyptians, under Pharaoh Rameses II.

The Modern Era

Following the Late Bronze Age Collapse, Seth Alter founded Subaltern Games. The studio's first project was Neocolonialism, a game about extracting as much wealth from the world as possible. The second game, No Pineapple Left Behind, was about dehumanizing middle school students into tropical fruit, and was based on Seth's brief experience as a teacher. Subaltern Games' third project, Traitor Nightly, is an experiment in narrative fiction, set in a Byzantine-inspired world.

Projects


Videos

Release Trailer YouTube, .mp4


Images

download all screenshots & photos as .zip (14MB)
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There are far more images available for Subaltern Games, but these are the ones we felt would be most useful to you. If you have specific requests, please do contact us!


download logo files as .zip (2MB)
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Awards & Recognition

  • "Indie Megabooth" - GDC 2015

Selected Articles

  • "What sounds breezy on the surface is pretty damned dark with any analysis. I’m looking forward to/dreading trying this."
    - Alec Meer, RockPaperShotgun
  • "No Pineapple Left Behind is an adorable and deeply depressing look at the US school system."
    - Emanuel Maiberg, Motherboard


presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks