Subaltern Games
Based in Boston, MA, Earth

Release date:
November 2013

Humble Store


Regular Price:



You are a banker. You want to extract as much wealth from the world as possible--or, at least, more than everyone else. You will manipulate the global economy in order to siphon money into your secret Swiss bank account. Whoever has the most Swiss money in 12 turns wins the game. Play solo against the AI or multiplayer against people who will imminently cease to be your friends.


Once upon a time, Seth graduated from college and, while looking for employment, started to work on Neocolonialism, despite having had only minimal coding experience. He eventually got a part-time job as a teacher, but quit after six months--partly out of digust with the callous administration, and partly because he felt he could teach better through games. In October 2012, Subaltern Games became his full-time job. Seth wrote out his business plan at a diner with the crayons and coloring-book-paper that they usually reserve for kids (really) and filmed his first promo video with an iPhone, using a ladder as a tripod, in a basement. He successfully Kickstart'd the project for $10K in January 2013 and released the game in November 2013.


  • Buy votes.
  • Enact exploitative free trade agreements.
  • Backstab your friends.
  • Manipulate the IMF.
  • Ruin everything.


Trailer YouTube, .mp4


download all screenshots & photos as .zip (3MB)
0 11 2 whiteboard 2.png
0 11 2.png
neocolonialism 0 11 2.png


Awards & Recognition

  • "Indie Megabooth" PAX East 2013

Selected Articles

  • "A gloriously horrible portrayal of corporate politics and bastardly big-wiggery."
    - Adam Smith, RockPaperShotgun
  • "…it’s hard to turn down the chance to be a powerful, amoral, behind-the-scenes conspirator and exploiter.."
    - Jesse Singal, Boston Globe
  • "[A] brilliantly nasty imperialism simulator"
    - Konstantinos Dimopoulos, Gnome's Lair
  • "Many strategy games have featured traditional colonialism and warfare but few have explored the brutal reality of greed and indirect political control in the 21st century."
    - Games for Change, Games for Change

Request Press Copy

We are afraid this developer has not upgraded their presskit() to use distribute(). For security purposes, this form has been disabled.

About Subaltern Games

Subaltern Games makes satirical leftist games. They are a motley crew. Seth, the Captain of Industry (me, the person writing this), is the only full-time worker.

More information
More information on Subaltern Games, our logo & relevant media are available here.

Neocolonialism Credits

Seth Alter
Captain of Industry

Eliot Alter
Network Programmer

Marley Magner

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