What people are saying

"...puts you in a position where you can't explain a contradiction of modern-day democracy with any satisfaction"

- Brendan Caldwell, Rock Paper Shotgun

"...attempt to provide a definitive answer to a question that doesn't really have one...a novel way of exploring a complex issue."

- Tom David Sykes, PC Gamer

Developed By

Charles Hans Huang (https://twitter.com/CharlesHHuang)
Samuel Everett LaFleur

What it's about

The Chat is a text-based dialog game made in Twine for Global Game Jam 2017.

We wanted to respond to the events of the weekend (i.e. punching nazis) without doing something reductionistic. After lots of talking and false starts (including a game about hermit crabs... don't ask), we settled on this exploration of violence ("is it okay to punch a Nazi?").

We've since released several updates to the game to address various issues with the choices and to update the UI and imagery.

If you have suggestions or other thoughts or feelings, feel free to reach out to us via comment or Twitter!


We also made a cute little song (featuring Sam's sweet ukelele skills) to go along with this game which you can download below ("Feed your ego.mp3").

You can also download previous builds of the game. They play in the browser as well, but will use default fonts if you're not connected to the internet.

If you liked the game and would like to see more, follow this itch.io user or my Twitter, and/or feel free to donate a little by clicking "Support This Game".


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The Chat-01-23-17.html 352 kB
Feed your ego.mp3 1 MB
The Chat-01252017.zip 2 MB
The Chat-01312017.zip 2 MB

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