The other day I ran into Press any key by Adam Saltsman. This game (let's call it game) is any minimalist's delight: the only thing the player does is to fill the screen with red dots, each of which appears when the player (you guessed it) presses any key on the keyboard. In addition, several messages appear above the game to spur you on your task. As I am a patient guy I got the time to play it to the point it reveals its true objective: to help us understand the true scale of large numbers, in this case a hundred thousand, because each red dot represents one of the hundred thousand civilian deaths since the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003.
I remembered then how big it always sounded to me the thirty thousand we had here in Argentina, and I wanted to see if, with the advantage that not any event on this date requests it, I could do something similar (even if we didn't have an actual war and our thirty thousand don't get to be dead yet). Something somewhat predictable turned out, something unimpressive, but I liked it. The result was