Hello, Operator!

A frantic 1920s switchboard game

About Hello, Operator!

Hello, Operator! is a game about being a telephone switchboard operator in the 1920s, played by connecting calls with patch cables on an actual vintage 1927 Western Electric switchboard.


Developer Info

Mike Lazer-Walker is an interactive artist and game designer. He is a researcher with the Playful Systems group at the MIT Media Lab, where he focuses on storytelling at the intersection of experiential theatre, interactive fiction, and audio-based augmented reality.

Developer's Artistic Statement

Hello, Operator! is about physically connecting with vintage hardware as a means of emotionally connecting with the past.

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