This page contains additional material about Construction BOOM! It also recommends a few other games that, like our own, playfully disclose critical ideas on society and politics.
Satirical games are playful artefacts that aim at both entertaining its audience and engage them in social criticism.
As a satirical tile-laying game, Construction BOOM! was specifically designed to ridicule the laxity with which construction regulations (for example concerning safety or the preservation of heritage buildings) are enforced in Malta.
Should you be interested in reading about the use of games for social criticism through satire, we recommend the following publications.