Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Drone Operator Boredom Simulator

You are the ultimate soldier! Defend your Country™ from a comfortable office chair while nobody can do you harm. Operate your drone over some generic middle eastern landscapes you know nothing about and hit those faceless targets!

Out of Sight, Out of Mind is a Game Boy style video game about bored pilots operating invisible flying killing machines remotely from the other side of the planet, while cracking jokes about it in an IRC channel.

It was developed in collaboration with Shortee for GBJAM 3.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind was inspired by this interactive visualization of all drone strikes in Pakistan since 2004 and has been called a serious game, even though I'd reject that label.

You can download and play it for free on itch.io:


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