Throw Your Worker a Bone


MetaPet, produced by Action Tank (artists Natalie Bookchin and Jin Lee), is an online game wherein players who successfully manage other genetically 'enhanced' workers maximize their biotech company's profits. By deciding when to work, reward, feed, exercise, and even administer stimulants and tranquilizers, players/managers impact workers' productivity. To be even more effective, managers can use the tools of surveillance at their disposal, like email and DNA background checks. A tip -- when managers come around to check on your performance, use the 'Boss' button to appear more productive. - Ryan Griffis