De onderdrukkers (physical)

  • Made: May 2011
  • Made for: ontSpruit (internship)
  • My fields: Everything. From concept to building.
  • Time spent: +/- Two months
  • Used products: Photoshop, Illustrator, lasercutter, wood, chalkboard paint, normal paint, pawns, metal rings

Enter the endless battle to the Center of the Society between the Great Suppressor, the Co-suppressors and the People

The Great Suppressor has all People pushed into boxes. The Co-suppressors are fed up and want to stop the oppression. That is only possible by giving assist to all people in the boxes. In the Center of the Society there is a Chance.

A serious board game that playfully confronts players with their role as an oppressor. The game is a great way to expose subjects to a group and to make people aware of the subjects. Par example you can play the game in the ‘Classroom’ and talk about bullying. One player is the Big Bully (Great Suppressor) and the other players are the Followers (Co-suppressors).

The game principle is developed to use all kinds of 'worlds'; interpretations of a situation where people are restricted in their freedom and that where people should be working together to overcome the problem.

Made possible by the Foundation for Visual Arts , Design and Architecture . © 2011 ontSpruit

About Sven Verschoor

I am a Dutch Game Designer with a rich background. Beside making games I have been a Game Reviewer for almost a decade and I have been/am still a PR for a gaming website whereby I have contact with game studios from all over the world.

At this moment I am studying Game Design & Development at the Utrecht School of Arts (HKU) in the Netherlands.

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