Concourse X-Ray is a strange little game where you play the role of an airport security guard in the near future!
The game takes place in the year 2025 and technology has gotten to the point where you can simply put on a pair of x-ray goggles like Superman does and simply see through people to check out what they’re carrying!
You’re working in a busy airport and your only job is to keep the safety in check of honest and innocent civilians just trying to get on or off their plane. And you do this by getting rid of other civilians who aren’t so honest (nor innocent)!
You have to keep the threat level down by arresting passengers who are carrying items they shouldn’t be- in other words, prohibited items. They can’t leave the concourse and must be arrested before they do so. If too many leave, the game is over.
There’s a threat level meter that keeps track of how many armed civilians you let escape the concourse. You’ll have to keep track of it once in a while to see exactly how you’re doing.
However, this doesn’t mean you can arrest anyone you find suspicious. If you arrest too many innocent people (three, to be exact), you’re fired!
You’ll find everything from fish, crawfish, knives, coins, hamsters, earthworms, snakes, and even nunchucks in a random location on each person. There’s a ton more but I don’t want to spoil it.
It’s up to you to decide to arrest them or not. Do your job to the best of your ability. It’s pretty cool that the x-ray glasses actually work like real x-ray vision. You can move around and whenever your lenses are, they’ll easily see through your target.
Just seeing how random the objects are and how they’re carried will make you chuckle.
You need to be an unbiased, non-prejudiced, straight-arrow security card (like how guards are supposed to be) in order to fulfill your duty and protect the citizens of this unnamed concourse.
(FYI: All of the people in the game are randomly generated in skin color and gender as well as the items they carry, so don’t be profiling anyone!)
The game was made for the GDL February 2018 Jam and FigJam in about 60 hours and it’s pretty entertaining for such a quickly-made simulator. Just seeing the novelty of it and all the strange things you’d never expect is worth the playthrough. Check it out for some shiggles.
- Arrest the right citizens or you’re fired
- A ton of different items that range from major threat to WTF
- X-ray that works
- Guaranteed laughs
- Appealing visuals
- It’d be awesome to have this game built out further (more levels, people, challenges) because it feels like just a demo at this point
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Weird indie game specialist. Adventure, retro, and simulators are my fav. Xbox One and PC gamer on the side.