Unmanned is the latest game from Molleindustria, and it’s a fascinating one for digital storytelling purposes.
The story concerns one day in a drone operator’s life. Depending on how you play, he awakens from bad dreams, then drives to work, where he remotely tracks targets via drone. He also interacts with coworkers, estranged wife, and son.
As a game, it consists of a series of minigames, played out on a two panel screen (see above). Some are action games, like driving a car, shaving, or sighting in a missile strike. Others are conversations, based on Bioware-style dialogue trees.
As you progress the game awards medals if you succeed at various tasks.
(thanks to Bret Boessen)