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01.04.07

The Divorce

Posted in everything, funny, games, rapid prototyping at 2:28 pm by the2bears

It’s the beginning of the month and once again time to check in on Petri at Kloonigames. This month’s game is The Divorce, and is partly inspired by Rod Humble‘s The Marriage.

Yes, the game looks like Pong, obviously intentional and a very personal way for Petri to describe his feelings on his parents’ divorce. This is something I cannot relate to, but I can gain a little understanding of what it must have felt like through the choice of Pong as the message’s medium. Says Petri, “(I) decided to create my own abstract art game”, and in my opinion he has succeeded.

Update: Obviously an April Fool’s joke that had me completely fooled :)

The Divorce

7 Comments »

  1. The Divorce said,

    April 1, 2007 at 4:58 pm

    [...] The Divorce [...]

  2. Petri Purho said,

    April 1, 2007 at 8:13 pm

    Happy April Fools’ Day Bill! :D

    I’ll post the real game later today…

  3. Ryan said,

    April 1, 2007 at 8:31 pm

    hahaha man that was funny
    It must be awekward to be poor Bill right now….

  4. the2bears said,

    April 1, 2007 at 8:36 pm

    That is awesome, you had me completely fooled :) I was thinking “poor guy, really messed up over his parents’ divorce.”

    Ryan, it’s always awkward to be me ;)

    Bill

  5. Petri Purho said,

    April 1, 2007 at 8:52 pm

    I was really surprised how effective the joke was. I haven’t received a single “April Fools’ Joke?” comment. Maybe I should start doing art games for real…

  6. the2bears said,

    April 1, 2007 at 9:12 pm

    I’m a sucker for these things, but I think the choice of subject matter was effective. No one wanted to say anything in case the game really was a “cry for help” :)

    Bill

  7. rod humble said,

    April 2, 2007 at 10:17 am

    Nice one Petri,

    Got a real life laugh out loud from me :)

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