Year: 2013

Client: Global Spark


Bottleneck is a chaotic physical game for 30+ players. Make sets to complete development tasks before anyone else. But watch out! If you’re in a car crash, becoming a patient can really set you back. The boisterous group game is designed as a playful intervention about road safety for humanitarian and development conferences.

Bottleneck (originally called Wreck City) was designed for Fleet Forum to play at humanitarian conferences. It’s hard to compete for attention when flashier issues like AIDS and world hunger are also being discussed. The boisterous, fun intervention gets unsuspecting aid officials considering the issue of road safety. The game has also been used to introduce road safety issues to the general public at events like the Come Out and Play Festival.


  • 2013 Come Out and Play Festival
  • 2013 City of Play Festival
  • 2014 Indiecade East Night Games
  • 2014 Games for Change Tribeca Street Fair

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