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What should will you make Dan do today?

We see the obvious sources of power everywhere: Military Might, Politicial Influence, and Money-Money-Money.

But what of the less-than-obvious powers? Those invisible guiding hands that shape our beliefs and attitudes. Those unseen forces influencing what we think, who we are, and how we act. Do we see those powers as clearly?

The cultural items we encounter everyday speak volumes about who we are and who we aspire to be. Books, Movies, Games, and more -- all have something to say. But what they say -- and how that impacts us -- is not always clear. 

What if you could choose what books somebody will read -- the movies they will watch -- the video games they play? Would you be able to eventually control their thoughts & beliefs? Their actions?

Meet Dan!

We will control the cultural items that appear in Dan's Life. And this will determine Dan's decisions and actions. What should will you make Dan do today?

Culture Overlord was developed by Lucas Vially and is the winning video game from the 2020 Life.Love. Game Design Challenge presented by Jennifer Ann's Group, a nonprofit charity working to overcome the global problem of abusive relationships, particularly among adolescents.

ESRB Rating: E for Everyone


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Culture Overlord 1.1.2 (Android) 67 MB
Culture Overlord 1.1.2 (Linux) 54 MB
Culture Overlord 1.1.2 (MAC OS) 48 MB
Culture Overlord 1.1.2 (WINDOWS PC) 49 MB

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I enjoyed the aesthetic, but the message was much too over the top. Watch a movie about being a gentleman? Character is practically wearing a top hat and a monocle. See scooter? Buy scooter. I like the overall gist of the message but not a fan of how obvious it was. 

Well put together game mechanically, good job

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