Rising inequality? There’s a game for that!
“Invisible Fist” is a dark-comedy card game about people fighting the Invisible Hand of The Free Market.
Failcore launches their debut title “Invisible Fist” on May 6th, 2019. Players will take control of three different characters trying to succeed in Late Capitalism.
“We have the highest inequality in the century and it’s only getting worse. The team behind the game experienced both the lows and the heights of Late Capitalism. Some of us were homeless. Some worked in corporations. And our investor is a self-made multi-millionaire. For us, inequality is both fascinating and terrifying.” – says Jan Cieslar, the founder and creative director of Failcore.
Jeff is an anxious self-made technological multibillionaire. Rena is a middle-class student burdened with debts. Dian Hua is a musically-talented warehouse worker. “Invisible Fist” lets players experience how the environment and social class affect our lives. All characters’ stories depend on how well you play your cards. Beating the Invisible Fist can strain your character’s mental health and relationships. Overburdened characters will develop stress-related disorders like depression, anxiety or suicide thoughts.To add insult to the injury, a sarcastic TV-personality comments on your every move.
Invisible Fist is a narrative card game with a pinch of RPG. Players have to manage Work, Relax and Sleep cards. Work cards deal damage to the Fist but also deals Stress to the player. Relax cards cost money but also lessens the Stress. Sleep cards regenerate the HP. Players can spend every 24 hours on playing cards or doing missions for other characters.
Failcore is a new studio from Warsaw, messing with games, pop-culture, and politics. Founded in December 2017 by people without any former experience in games. They were expected to fail, but somehow are still alive and kicking.
Founder & Creative Director
jan [at] failcore [dot] games