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by Eva Vikström


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About the Story

Authority - Life in a Central Government Authority; the game depicts life, objectives, events and language in a contemporary central government authority. It's localized to a west European country, probably in Scandinavia or UK.

You are to be engaged on a special project in a department of a fictitious authority, The National Board of Sustainable Development (NBSD). The department is called The Department, and the unit where you work, The Unit. In the game you play the role of an observer. The overall puzzle is to find your way in the world of contemporary bureaucracy.

This game is partly inspired from a novel, Roeda Rummet/The Red Room by August Strindberg (1879, English translations 1913 and 1967). Arvid Falk, protagonist and a publicist to be, tells a journalist about his experiences in The Board for Payment of Civil Service Salaries - a fictitious Swedish authority.

Game Details


6th Place - Spring Thing 2005


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