The ostrich, in popular culture, buries its head in the sand and refuses to acknowledge the uncomfortable truths of its situation. In this case, the situation is an escalation towards a fascist totalitarian government, while our potential ostrich keeps their head down at their job as what soon becomes the censorship arm of the propaganda machine.

Of course, most players probably start looking for ways to act up and do something. I've yet to find a way to effectively do something other than take a stand, and to be honest I'm not entirely sure that there is a happy way out. It looks like a grim picture of how fascism affects ordinary lives ... perhaps a more visceral expression of last year's "Black Marker", with some real stories happening all around it.

It's quite effective and engaging, with an economical writing style that reads very easily. It makes excellent use of small background details, like the strangers on our protagonist's commute. This goes a long way towards putting us in our protagonist's shoes.

It's like a breakfast wrap with sausage and scarmbled eggs and a dash of paprika and garlic -- flavour efficiently packed into every bite -- followed by bitter, black coffee. That's going to stay with you for a while.