Role-playing as a Singaporean civil servant in “What’s the Matter, Mr. Monster?” (with director Roshan Singh Sambhi)

Role-playing as a Singaporean civil servant in “What’s the Matter, Mr. Monster?” (with director Roshan Singh Sambhi)

Inspired by the short story “SIN” in Singaporean writer Ng Yi-Sheng’s collection “Lion City”, “What’s the Matter, Mr. Monster” is a dialogue-driven game where one role-plays as a civil servant settling complaints of otherworldly creatures settling into Singapore. With director Roshan Singh Sambhi, we dive into its genesis at Sing Lit Station’s Sing Lit Blk Party, features of the game, and its potential for community and civic engagement.