No one likes going through airport security. If you haven’t had the wonderful experience that is flying in post-9/11 America, imagine the DMV but with at least a 200% higher probability of getting sexually assaulted by a stranger. The only imaginable thing worse than going through airport security is running it, and being in the uncomfortable position of grabbing stranger’s crotches all day.
Pocket Gem Publishing’s item-identification game, Airport Scanner, attempts to make this mutually uncomfortable experience fun by putting players on the side most of them never get to be on, the side of the TSA. It mostly works, as Airport Scanner is, unlike real airport security, a lighthearted and hectic affair that has a chance to flourish into a real gem if more content continues to flow in.