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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".

Cosmic Adventure Squad

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)


After "endless" mode began, I was in doubt if it was really an endless game or if it was trying to make a point. I kept playing for some tendays pursuing the finale, but it didn't come. A pity.

And people still think today they choose to visit and use Birbsite, TWatch and Facezine.

People find this review helpful!

Well, what a lovely little game we have here.
A very neat little take on the idea of what a world without net-neutrality would look like. Clearly inspired by Papers, Please but I think that actually added even more value to it. The controls are pretty simple and straight-forward and all you have to do is follow instructions. Some of the custom characters and events were interesting and definitely added more nuance to the story. Too bad they ended pretty fast and the game simply turned into "endless" mode. More unique events and multiple different endings(that clearly show the impact you have) would've made the game a lot better and would've pushed for a maximum 5/5 ratings. Now I understand this was made during a game jam so time was limited, but you keep polishing it. I made a small playthrough of it right here: https://youtu.be/8IanutPoY0I . All in all, a cool little game, that could be expanded to compete with the original.

People find this review helpful!

Very enjoyable game! I loved the story and the little jokes at our current world. Overall a great game. After the very difficult level it just goes into very dull and basic game play. Is there an actual ending to this game? I got to around day 20 and it was still the exact same game play besides from the fact the customer messages would pile up faster. If there is, I would suggest having it end right after the hard day or only a couple days after.

I loved the style of the game and how the pixel art and soundtrack and sound effects came together. Very impressive especially considering it was only made in 48 hours.

It's V-Day....eat my butt. LOL...

I'm at day 12 so far, and I don't know if I past all the hard stuff, yet! I love the challenge, it's like a memory game! I appreciate the effort on making this so realistic.

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3.88 / 5.00

Feb 1, 2018
3:27 AM EST
Simulation - Other