In october 2013 the spying scandal of the NSA surveilling Angela Merkel‘s cellphone gathered immense media attention - not only in Germany. "Spying between friends, that's just not done," said the credulous chancellor Angela Merkel being in the naive belief that something like this couldn't happen to her. Besides, this caused to alter German American friendship, because the states lost a part of their reliability. Not least because Barack Obama knew about the NSA spying on Angela for already a long period and even approved it.

These news and also the current privacy debates made us to deal with that issue as a game. We asked the question to ourselves why Barack Obama could be interested in personal information about Angela Merkel? We didn't want to use the moral pointing finger but tell the truth behind the spying in a satirical way. The logical answer was that he has to be in love with her. And if you are in love you want to know as much as possible about your love interest, don't you?

So this is what has actually happened:

Barack sits in his rocket, flying through outer space and tries to collect as much  information as possible. Everywhere where he has find out something the landscape is colored in beautiful rainbow Prism colours. Everywhere but Germany. Just the place where his beloved Angela lives. Too bad. He thinks about how he could win her heart and comes to the conclusion that he just has to get to know her better. For that shy Barack brings her some harmless presents. Via remote control he sends his little spy eye friends that are cameras on a journey trough Angela‘s office. He controls them into the presents, where they are camouflaged. As soon as activated they spy on Angela and find out for example what she has written on her paper or take a look at her neckline.   

If Barack succeeds with his surveillance he can bring the perfect present to Angela in the end and make her happy.

If his eyes are discovered by Angela too early she ramps and is not interested in Barack any longer.   

Game mechanics:

The user slips into the role of Barack and controls the eyes. By clicking somewhere the eyes will all walk to that point as a crowed. When they pass one of the presents on their way they are absorbed by it and also invisible for Angela. The difficulty consists of not walking into the field of view of Angela, who is looking through her office from left to right all the time.

If all eyes are hidden successfully, they finally can be activated by clicking on them. As feedback every eye takes a photo of the object it has examined and sends it to Barack‘s rocket.