A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

2016 Sammy Awards Presented By UC Santa Cruz

2017 Independent Games Festival

Project Perfect Citizen is an interactive narrative experience that addresses government surveillance in the modern digital age. In this alternate-day dystopia, the player takes on the role of a no-name employee at the Department of Cyber Police and Security: a division of the government tasked with monitoring all domestic communications within "The Nation". After obtaining a warrant from an automated database extraction system, the player is granted access to their target's Desktop in order to collect incriminating evidence to prove the target's guilt. But when the line between criminality and the everyday struggle is blurred, the player must look to their own conscience to arrest or exonerate the targets he or she is surveilling. In all, Perfect Citizen seeks to take the player on a thought provoking journey through the personal lives of imperfect citizens in order to push the bounds of games as a storytelling medium and create a tense yet intimate gameplay experience that directly engages with the conversation of privacy and security.


StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
(31 total ratings)
AuthorBad Cop Studios
TagsNarrative, rhetorical, Singleplayer, Story Rich, surveillance
Average sessionAbout an hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse


Project Perfect Citizen-1.0.2-win32.exe 37 MB
Project-Perfect-Citizen-1.0.2.zip 58 MB

Install instructions

Simply download the mac or windows build and run the installer. Note that for windows, the game does not create a shortcut on your desktop, so look for the game in the folder you installed it in (likely C:/Program Files (x86)/Project Perfect Citizen/). It will be located in the bin folder of the game.

For Mac users, simply unzip the downloaded file and then open Project-Perfect-Citizen.app to play