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One of the rising stars of indie game art, Mark Essen makes lo-fi games using the colourful 2D graphics the commercial game industry has left behind. Playing one of a number of crew members on a space station who are systematically woken up due to malfunctions with the on-board computer, you carry out tasks to fix the problems and get back to sleep.
By collecting secret information that the rest of the crew will depend on, the game requires you to work with subsequent players in the game who you may never meet. A new commission for Space Invaders, Malfunction is a cooperative game among players who never actually play together in the game - only by chance collaboration in real space can you share information to help you win.
Image credits: Mark Essen, Malfunction screenshots, 2009, images courtesy of the artist