THIS GAME WAS MADE IN UNDER 48 hrs for LUDUM DARE 37.

THIS GAME IS A SATIRE STORY!

Have you ever wondered what's it like being a pixel artist(or just an artist) for a living? Well now you can find out!


NOTE: the standalone .exe is more stable. There's a bug in html5 where the game blackouts if you skip the texts too fast.

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This is very impressive. I don't know what more to say!

Great work man

LOVE THIS. Love everything about it. Covered it on my channel if you want to check it out:


haha, thank you! I am glad you liked it, I enjoyed the video :)

Another example of the playable leaflet concept. Well done and important message.

Can you mention other examples of playable leaflets? I'm curious!

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It's basically a short game built around a "message".

I don't want to be too Italo-centric here, but many short works by Molleindustria qualify as playable leaflets IMHO. I made up this concept while talking about my Two Interviewees during a presentation for the Game Design Week in Milan (in Italian: http://www.maurovanetti.info/?q=ludovolantinare).

Some great examples:

I don't know if the category has some academic depth, but this game would definitely fit in it. :-)

Ok, now I've understood what you mean, thanks. I guess some vignette games could also follow under this category.

This is cool. It's a nice touch that the artist's work gets worse over time as he just gets poorer and more desperate. This concept of payment by exposure is horribly common among musicians and all manner of creatives too, and in a lot of cases it's exploitative bullshit.

Is there a way to "win" the game? Like a "good ending"?

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Very cynical and funny and great art work! I've covered it as part of my weekly Indie Freebies piece for Gaming Respawn: http://gamingrespawn.com/indie-game-spotlight/17573/indie-freebies-ludum-dare-37/

So realistic, its hurts.. but in a good way, hm, you know :D