this game is so stressful, so real, so fun!
With the repeal of net neutrality rules you are the new big data, data throttler. Not all data is equal. Do your job and follow the company policy!
Read company emails to get the latest policy changes. Throttle, boost, or disconnect customers in accordance with the current rules.
Try not to get fired!
Created in 48 hours for Global Game Jam 2018. The theme was "Transmission".
- Click notification mail to receive instructions
- Click on Throttle, Boost, or Disconnect to choose your action for a customer
- Gameplay Code - Vu Ha (@stregawolf)
- Artist - Rose Peng (@ouroborose)
- System Design & Code - Ted DiNola (@esdin)
- Code & Testing - Jordan Cazamias
- Audio - Niko Korolog
- Character Artist - Chris Palacios
- Intern - Andrew Lee (@alee12131415)
- Policy logic bug fixes
- Bug fixes
- Added title screen music
- Added data tier icons in emails
- Updated title and other graphics
- Updated music
- Better strike feedback on what you did wrong
- Improved UI
- Bug fixes
- Jam version!
- Post-GGJ UpdatesFeb 03, 2018
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Hi! I'm wanting to take games made for GBJam and make them for Gameboy! Would I be able to get the assets and build for this? If possible, the GB studio project too? This would be for my own personal use :)
great game when are you gonna release the downloadable version
Great Game! Very enjoyable but really stressful. I loved the cool characters and all the UI looked great and very polished. Well Done!
Nice game, feels like i actually have a job like this and helps me to be more attentive to details
does someone know how many days does this game have
Are you going to finish this game?
I have an issue: when I choose throttle sometimes I get a penalty saying I should've throttled them
Amazing game! I love it!
a yes the first day is so fun the next day I shoved my ass in hr's face
Soooo, Streaming is throttleable. But TWatch is boostable? Contradiction? OK whatever, fun game tho
That is the idea, without net neutrality an isp can say all competitors to "TWatch" can be throttled and to boost "TWatch" so they have an advantage whether it be because they agree with the politics of "TWatch" or because they were offered some money.
Am I missing something here?Like it seems that all that happens after day 8 is that u only get to promote via birbsite and the other 2 sites and throttle users if they have exceeded their bandwith limit.Isn't there supposed to be like something more to the game,like an ending?Or is this game just endless?Because I'm so confused tbh lol
Damn this game gets hard in the later levels, I love games like these that slowly develop the story in notes
I honestly thought this was gonna be like Rations please, and I was pleastantly surprised!
how to skip someone
you guys really like papers please
i feel like this happened in a dream
i played another game and i thought i played that game before but i never did i just remember one clip that implanted into my brain. deja vu????
The game is really fun and challenging. What took me by surprise was that the game said to 'process customers in a timely manner' which I guess means 'do your job faster' (I got too many strikes and got fired). But nevertheless, I enjoyed this game.
okey so the game is fantastic but I think there is a bug that must be fixed: from the day 8 every days are the same
And You should put a button that said: Do notthing
The MM/DD/YY is confusing.
Why can't you just use DDMMYY?
in america mm/dd/yy is the standard so i think the creator just didn't consider the other way
I stopped at day 13 as the rules of the game didn't change for 5 days, unsure if that was a bug or not
Well done. How can all of this be legal? Because dystopia is now! It's real and that's the world you're living in. Welcome.
Wow, amazing game! 10/10, no flaws.
Game clearly has a purpose and I think it shows that well
All packets are equal, but some are more equal than others.
I'm glad you gave your amazing game a new home on itch.io, because I hope that many people might find their way to it on here! While it's a serious game in the sense of its theme (net neutrality), you managed to implement a "Papers, Please"-like in a wonderfully designed setting. All the pixel portraits of the customers are just gorgeous! That's why this game was one of my absolute favorites of the Global Game Jam 2018, so I felt the urge to write a recommendation article about it as well as creating a little gameplay video of it. :) Thanks for your amazing game, I hope your future projects will go as well as this one! <3
We are glad you enjoyed the game! Thank you so much for featuring Packets Please and making the video! We love finding new and interesting game jam games to play through your feed :D
love it and hope you make this into a full game like a big one with more story and game play
Great playable leaflet about Net Neutrality. You won't be getting what's wrong with breaking NN quicker than this.
good but please let save and load / no time limit
this game is awesome, i would like it to be a download
I really like this game, but it's clear that it's still in development because after a few days of it's most hectic session, it's just the dealing with the same three promotions and the usage limits.
It's also glaringly obvious that anyone that's using a promotion is going to be within their usage limits to prevent confusion for the player.
But it's very clear how complex this game can get, dealing with various promotions, prohibited services, etc. especially when these categories intersect, like disconnecting Bronze users for using any services besides browsing.
How about this, you can have multiple decision criteria be true at once (i.e. using a promotion, but over their limit) and use the numbered list on the Company Policy email as a decision priority list. So on some days, throttling people who reached their limit will be more important than promotions, and vice versa on some other days.
Also, add more services like social media as separate from browsing, maybe even have news as separate, too. You could also add GPS services and things like that.
Adding scenarios involving news and information sites, as well as maintaining where users are, like in that South America scenario, can add a serious political element to the game to build on it's central anti-corporatism theme.
Really fun game! If you liked "Papers, please" as I did this is the game to try! And it's also free! Only one defect: please add pause menu and some audio options. Other than that, it looks great! You should definitely try to make a full game out of this
This game is really cool ! I really like the art and concept ! *v*
But I was wondering if there is an end to this game (except from being fired)..I've played until day 11 but it is just the same thing over and over again.
It contains parodies of ComCast and Donald Trump.
It is unnecessarily unfair to infract rules by speeding up the network of the most needy users.
Here ComCast is like a global multinational telecommunications company, when the effects of the end of neutrality are given only in the USA, Since in other countries have other companies with rules that even advanced the case of the USA, as in China or Portugal. But it could be global someday, I've also heard about it coming into force on February 27 (2018).
Although good simulation, since it shows as if it were easy to accelerate and slow down the connection of others.