Game: Inquisition

You play the role of an operative of the Spanish Inquisition. A known heretic and sinner has been placed in your custody, and now lies on a table before you. You must now skillfully operate on this apostate to extract a confession, but you must process carefully, lest the subject perish first and keep his transgressions in the dark. The game is played on a touch interface. You select suitable... tools from the bar above the subject, and then operate by touch. The amount of pain and blood loss is scaled by the touch area, and slightly by region also. You must reach full pain bar (amounting to 10000 pain units), before the subject's blood pressure falls too low. The subjects heartbeat serves as a audible guide to the amount of discomfort experienced, and as a warning of a low blood pressure.


Bigger Picture: The game touches on a political, environmental or social issue.

Executable or Installer


Install the XNA redistributable from

Unzip and run InquisitionSimulator.exe from the unzipped directory. If you wish to add the game to your Surface Shell, you need to make a shortcut to the included XML file as per the instructions at



Microsoft XNA v. 4.0, Microsoft Surface SDK v. 2.0

Jam Site



Monday, January 28, 2013 - 13:31


Graphics: Jaakko Vainio, Yudai Moriya, Mika Luimula

Code: Pauli Pihajoki

Voice Acting: Jaakko Vainio (subject), Pauli Pihajoki (inquisitor)

Interface prototyping: Mika Luimula

Animation: Yudai Moriya


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