**This game uses keyboard controls**

The Game

In Project Madison, play a disgruntled 1960s secretary determined to enact revenge on Jeff, her nemesis. Use the environment and your work relationships to get Jeff fired from his cushy job!

During the day explore, spy on desks and hidden objects, make friends, and get in the boss’ good books by doing all your work. During the night use your limited time for mischief: stealing, breaking locks, or destroying important documents.

Jeff’s got it coming, and it’s up to YOU to decide how!

This game is for players who:

  • Enjoy gameplay revolving around choices and consequences
  • Enjoy replaying games or levels to explore different options
  • Enjoy systems-driven narrative 
  • Enjoy expositional world-building through narrative design (world, dialogue, set pieces)
  • Enjoy character-driven interactions and trust/friendship levels.

The Team

This game was made in collaboration with Taylor Adams-Harriott  ✨:

  • My roles: Narrative Design, co-Game Design, Additional Programming (NPC dialogue, basic AI).
  • Taylor's roles: Art & UI Design, co-Game Design, Principal Programming (core gameplay, UI).

We enjoyed making this game and sincerely hope you will enjoy playing it. :-)

PlatformsWindows, macOS, HTML5
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
(63 total ratings)
AuthorsPauline Martyn, Taylor Adams-Harriott
GenreSimulation, Puzzle
Made withUnity
Tags1960s, Life Simulation, Narrative, office-simulation


Project Madison - PC Build 58 MB
Project Madison - Mac Build 60 MB
Project Madison - Game Design Document 707 kB

Development log


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Absoloutely love the idea of the game, unfortunately it won't let me pick up any items with the enter key :( 


Thank you! :D Sorry you've encountered this bug :( I'm not 100% why that is, potentially clicking on the game screen locks the controls... Noted for future updates though! (hopefully will work ok if you restart!)

Theres a bug that i cant presss tab at all! :(


Oh no! :( This is tricky to troubleshoot without more info but if you restart the game it should work ok (sometimes clicking the screen locks the controls). Let us know!

Hey! Its me again, didnt see your reply.

So this bug is actually happening to me in the browser and as a downloaded game. Even on other sites that host Madison it doesnt work. I dont know if its bc of my Sodtware (Windows 11) or my Hardware (Normal Laptop) or if its happening to many people too :(

The only thing that doesnt work is the spacebar. Every other key works just fine except the spacebar. so, :(


Thanks for the extra info! You can play the game without the spacebar, it's not bound to anything critical. (but mouse controls do break all keyboard bindings due to a legacy bug we haven't yet fixed)

Hopefully that will work ok for you - and a big thank you for trying the game! :)



I always thought the (tab) key was the spacebar bc i use it always interchangeably. I am so sorry XD!

It works! Dont worry, it works. Thank god i googled it XD


Haha no that's totally ok! :D (and actually it's an interesting insight into what players might expect specific keys to do)

I'm just glad it all works and that you're able to play now :)

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That was certainly fun! Also I liked the concept of having different ways to get him fired. Jeff deserved it lol.


Thank you Kisa! Glad you enjoyed this concept and had fun with the game. Jeff totally deserved it >:D

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Thank you so much for your kind words! :) And so sorry you experienced that bug 😱 (if you remember the steps, let us know how it happened - I hope you will give getting Jeff fired another chance!)




We had a very tight schedule on Madison and ran out of time to implement a skipping feature, unfortunately. If we do Madison v2, it will be first on the list of improvements for sure!

Hope you enjoyed the game despite the FPGHJK moments ;-)


ok thank you and yeah i really enjoyed your game : )

I'm so glad to hear that - thank *you*! :-)


I can't skip

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That's right, we ran out of time to implement that feature unfortunately. If there is a Madison v2, it's first on the list!

are there multiple ways to win?


Yes there are! There's a spoilery breakdown in the Design Document, but here are some hints: make friends with everyone... or do something with a blueprint (destroy or scribble all over it). Have fun!


I loved playing this game! There is so much more to it than I had expected and it was a pleasant surprise. I made a video on the game too.

Kimmy thank you so much for playing the game, and for your super cool video! :D So happy you enjoyed Madison, it was wonderful watching you play it. :-) (and spike Jeff :D)

No worries at all! Happy to keep spiking Jeff- I mean... Playing this game xD

I loved the game and it was very interesting! But im not sure if its just me, but when I try to unlock the cabinet it says I dont have a lockpick even when ive already made one

Thank you so much, I'm so glad you enjoyed it! :D :D As for the lockpick, I've never seen this bug, but I wonder if it could be because you tried to use the lockpick during the day? The game prevents you from doing that because it would be "bad office behaviour" in front of your colleagues,. ;-) You get a little pop-up explaining that. Let me know if that's not the case though!

(late reply) You have to use it multiple times

This game was amazing! The controls were easy to use, and the dialogue was phenomenal. Hope to see more games like this!

Thank you so much for your kind feedback!! I'm so glad you enjoyed the game, and that you liked the dialogue. Makes me very happy. :)


I was recommended your game and I've had a look through it and I really like it! As I am a YouTuber, I would love to make a video on your game, but only if I have your permission to do so!

Have a nice day!

Kimmy ^ . ^ 

Hi Kimmy! 

That's wonderful to hear, and I'd love to hear/watch your thoughts if you do play it!

Please go ahead with the video, and thank you for checking in first. If you're happy to do so, please share the link when it's done and I'll watch and share it too.

Have a nice day as well!

Pauline :)

Thank you for giving me the heads up about doing a video on your game. I will hopefully get a video done on it in the next couple of days, and I'll post the link to it once I've uploaded the video!

^ . ^

Thank you, I look forward to it :D


Pretty nice concept, I like how the game is not too hard, and pretty relaxing overall, would like to see the continuation as a full game, with more characters to interact, stuff to do, maybe some sort of different "chapters".

A few downsides, game really really REALLY need "fast forward" button, it's not much fun to wait for a character to move from desk when you've done everything else during the day, or just waiting till 5pm to move to the next stage of the game.

Also there was a bug with showing all crafting recipies... I didn't see the last two, but I could select them, so that's a plus )

Anyway, you've made a pretty good small game, it was pleasure to play it, I didn't finish it, it was too much of a chore to wait ) "fast forward" button is needed, or maybe more thing to do, but that's probably not for this small game, but maybe for a next one ;) Good luck with your future project, and take care.

Thank you so much for playing, and for your feedback! :-) Really glad you enjoyed it. I agree about the fast-forward - that was on our list but we didn't get time to implement it unfortunately. It's definitely one for future releases, something like activating the lift if all the work is done - or, like you suggest, adding even more actions/mischief. :D Thanks for playing and for the kind words - all the best to you too!

I'm loving the game, but I'm not sure what keys are used to buy or sell things from Jenny's pawn shop?

Thank you so much! :D The key to buy/sell is ENTER. If you highlight the item you want to buy/sell, the key will appear on the top of the screen. :-)

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I wasn't sure how to highlight/move between the items, if I hit enter it closes the shop.

Edit: Nevermind! It's working now, Idk what the issue was before. I restarted it a few times and it worked.

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Oh cool, just saw your edit! Great, let me know if you have any other issues or feedback! :D

(Just to clarify: arrow keys are used to move around the shop, you can buy/sell with ENTER and exit the shop altogether with TAB. The game is keyboard-only so it sounds like you had a mouse bug, if it was used.)


I'm not sure about where to report bugs/issues but on the Mac build I can't skip the intro. The buttons trigger their animations etc but nothing else happens.

Thanks for the comment! I just tried the Mac build above and Enter works fine to skip the intro, so I couldn't reproduce that. The game is keyboard only so perhaps you used the mouse? It can interfere with the transitions sometimes. Unless the issue is somewhere else? Let me know!

It works for me.

Thanks for confirming!