In what is becoming a happy diversion from shmups, it’s time again for the next for Kloonigames monthly game experiments. This month brings us the rather provocatively entitled The Truth About Game Development. Inspired by the even more provocative quote, “The fear of death is the beginning of slavery.” by Robert Anton Wilson.
Petri describes the game:
You play the part of a game producer and your job is to produce the best game you can as cheaply as possible.
Mostly you just try to motivate the lazy ass game developers by killing them.
And that’s what you do, motivate the gaming industry proletariat, by killing the lazy ones (just a simple click), by offering them free soda, or by any number of other ways. It’s a simple simulation, enhanced by the dreary look of the graphics. Overall the game succeeds wonderfully at creating the feeling and atmosphere of working class drudgery and the inevitability of slowly working yourself to death. Well, perhaps I exaggerate, but still, the game is good. Great background music by Nigel Simmons, too.
Oh, and Petri has vowed to hold me to my promise of doing some rapid game development myself.