The SIMULACRA franchise revolves around a simple premise; how can we best tell meaningful and entertaining stories just through a mobile phone? Our story unfolds through the lens of a mobile phone; players have to actively explore the simulated phone environment to piece the narrative together; and players have the power to affect the direction of the story through the choices they make throughout the game. With SIMULACRA 2, we wanted to explore a more current phenomenon; social media influencers. More specifically, we sought to question the way our perceptions of truth can be manipulated by what we see on social media, and how people’s digital lives can be in stark contrast to their real lives.

By Kaigan Games