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Edited by Thejugglingbum

Get the paper

Posted by thedrinkinggeek

I am loving these developer interviews. Cannot wait to see more from Lucas Pope.

Edited by deerokus

Played this after Jeff mentioned it on the bombcast, cool game. Didn't realise it was the same guy who made republia times, that was an interesting thing.

Posted by bkbroiler

This game is insane! Can't wait to listen to this interview.

Posted by Getz

This headline confused the fuck out of me.

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Posted by Anidem

This is one of the best games I have played this year it is incredibly addictive despite what it seems a totally boring concept. Can't wait for the full game!

Edited by Video_Game_King

In what manner does he spend his time travelling? I MUST KNOW OF HIS ADVENTURES ACROSS TIME!

Posted by betterinsodapop

I ripped through the beta without even realizing it. Such a unique and strangely addictive game. Curious to hear what the plans for distribution were, ie: Steam Greenlight, straight from Lucas, etc. Great interview by Scoops.

Edited by SpecDotSign

<p>My mother-in-law and uncle died of sickness and being cold, then I got evicted because I owed 5 fake-Russian bucks. Eff that game man. But it's so good! Lol </p>

Posted by mrpandaman

In what manner does he spend his time travelling? I MUST KNOW OF HIS ADVENTURES ACROSS TIME!

He travels through time spreading his seed and giving history its most influential figures.

Edited by Lanechanger

This is my new favorite bite sized GB content

Posted by MarkWahlberg

Definitely a cool game, interested to see how the final version turns out.

Posted by NeoCalypso

This game was pretty cool, but after like the third time being docked for not doing something I had no clue how to do because they barely explain shit, I had to stop playing.

Edited by huser

I was definitely bummed about Jeff's rapid decent into just following orders, apparently so was the creator of this game in how widespread that was. I guess it shouldn't have been a surprise given various psychological studies, but I thought the Walking Dead had been informative. I guess the video game family does take precedence over video game strangers.

Edited by cloudymusic

The game's a lot of fun, but the "you have a bunch of family members in your house and THEY'RE ALL FREEZING AND STARVING TO DEATH AND ALSO SICK" felt pretty tacked on as a cheap and easy way to introduce drama. I also didn't find double-checking (or memorizing!) the huge list of issuing cities to be particularly fun.

Everything else about it was pretty great though. Definitely worth checking out.

Edited by glacialhelmnun

This game is rad.

Posted by bitchypixels

Everyone needs to play this game, and donate if possible. We should always support people like Kevin Pope and Richard Hofmeier who strive to make an empathetic gaming experience for little to no price.

Posted by Hardtarget

just finished running through the beta, really fun and different. well worth trying

Edited by White

The commas are throwing me off...

Edited by paulunga

HAH, I just played the game and totally thought the guy without papers was a bug. I tried correlating him with the empty countertop, closed the shutters, called for the next person in line but then I just stopped playing when that didn't work.

Posted by ch3burashka

Everyone needs to play this game, and donate if possible. We should always support people like Kevin Pope and Richard Hofmeier who strive to make an empathetic gaming experience for little to no price.

There's a great article to be written or argument to be had about the place of games-as-commentary. On a subconscious level, there's a certain barrier (in my mind) to paying for content I usually equate with entertainment and fun, and when encountering... software that attempts to convey a message rather than provide fun, I'm kind of at a loss as to how to... imbibe it. I'm "in" on the gaming scene to know about these games, so the concept itself isn't foreign, but dealing with this flexible definition of what a "game" is is a great exercise. Movies and music have had the time to go through this period - there's movies/music for fun and some for more intellectual experiences - and I'm curious to see how "games" will evolve from this aspect. Will we ever see something along the lines of a web portal that provides only 'intellectual' games, something along the lines of a magazine for interactive fic/nonfic? With weekly updates/games and subscriptions and the rest? Something that the commoner would be interested in visiting and subscribing to? Or am I thinking of an outdated mode of content delivery? Whatever happens, it'll definitely be industry-defining (maybe not for the AAA guys, but surely for the indies and general consumers).

Posted by AssInAss

I've been pimping this game everywhere, nice to finally hear from the dude. A fun game and an important one. Those are two things you don't usually expect in your "serious game".

Edited by Rox360

Awesome! I just got around to playing this, tore through what's there so far, went on the Internet to find further entertainment and boom! Here's an interview. Time to listen to this while I submit my name to the game...

Edit: Yep. Thought the paperless guy was a bug. Tried restarting the day, he happened again, so I spent time reading the rules, waiting to see if it would fix itself or something, and there it was, clear as day.

Posted by MuttersomeTaxicab

Van Helsing's Fire is a pretty terrific puzzle game for the iOS too. Surprised that this is the same guy.

Also, this game is fantastic. Love that recurring character who's utterly clueless about his papers. Cobrastan is a helluva fake fake country name.

Anyways, I can't wait to see this further down the line. It's clear the at-home life isn't fully fleshed out yet. I look forward to seeing how that stuff evolves.

Edited by Nettacki

paper, pls

Posted by darkmagus517

Game is awesome, I cannot imagine what crazy thing will happen in the duration of 30 in game days, so much things happen in the span of just 9 days in the beta. So good!

Edited by Kosayn

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Posted by Gerhabio

I'll be sure to play it. I also travel frequently and have wondered about these things as well.

Edited by CosmicBagel

You can make a game out of ANYTHING! Just takes a little creativity :)

Edited by superkidsid

Was stuck on day 3. not anymore!

Edited by Dylabaloo

I wish Patrick had played the game before conducting the interview, would have loved to learn about the decision to include specific mechanics (As mentioned before the tacked on family is dying element) and how they will evolve throughout the 30 days of the game. He was just asking quite general questions.

Posted by Johnny5

Finished the beta yesterday, it was great, and the addition of new rules/situations was really interesting and kept the game fresh.

Posted by hollitz

I'm very interested in this game but I don't want to spoil it for myself by playing it before the final build is done.

Posted by Rekt_Hed

This game is strangely addictive. Would totally be up for this game on my phone or steam

Edited by Pie

Played the beta earlier and really enjoyed it. But like

@hollitz said:

I'm very interested in this game but I don't want to spoil it for myself by playing it before the final build is done.

says I hate playing betas of games where there is an actual story to play and it isn't just systems like minecraft