The first Wikileaks Stories game is out, and it couldn’t be a better one. The radical artists’ collective La Molleindustria, well-known for works like Every day the same dream and Oiligarchy, have released Leaky World: a playable theory.
Leaky World is an excellent demonstration of the ability of the interactive medium to illustrate a point through interactivity, through simulation. This isn’t some random game with a Wikileaks skin, it’s a game designed to bring a theory to life. In Leaky World, the gameplay is the message.
(Make sure to also read the critical/analytical preface for an interesting perspective on the essay.)