Indie Show & Tell: Madrid

by | Nov 13, 2017 | Show & Tell


MADRID is a Newsgame made by the same group of people who made September 12th. It was created shortly after the Madrid Train Bombings in 2004, in which 192 people were killed and around 2,000 people were injured. The game was made to commemorate the deceased in this tragedy.

The game mechanic is simple: The player can click on each candle to make them glow brighter, and the assumed goal is to make all the candles glow bright at the same time to pass the process bar in the bottom left corner. However, this is physically impossible to accomplish because the candles go out way too quickly. If the process bar reaches zero, you lose the game and the screen says “You have to keep trying.”

The message of the game is that you can’t keep the memory of the terrorist attacks alive forever. People WILL forget.