Real Army Simulator is a satirical choose-your-own adventure narrative game, based on my (yifat) two years mandatory service in the Israeli Army.

The game tries to emulate my personal experience and present the army less as glorified heroic endeavour but rater as a more mundane and at time ridiculous experience.

The game follows the daily routine of a soldier working in the army computer helpdesk. At each stop of the day, the player is presented with a dilemma on how to behave in a certain situation. There answer determines how the day will end- going home, getting detention or guard duty. Not all choices are obvious, answer that the player might think are better might (following the army logic) be the wrong one!

We’ve since continued adding more stories, and exhibiting at events. Paste Magazine named Real Army Simulator one of the five best games at Boston FIG!

Game Design & Art: Yifat Shaik

Programming: Derek Quenneville

A demo version of it is playable at: