Italian code-pranksters MolleIndustria have been producing interesting political games for several years now. This most recent offering, in which a cartoon office worker seems to suffer the same tedious day over and over, is their most powerful. The nameless protagonist seems trapped within his existence, and unable to change how things unfold. You can help him fight back, however, by refusing to follow the sequence that’s presented to you. Every Day is a remarkably subtle but subversive game, and exactly the kind of thing that provokes thought about what games are capable of.
There are several contenders, but ultimately the art moments come when you realise how you can subvert the day and break out of your prescribed routine. It’s a kind of puzzle.