On the Hamumu Propaganda train, please turn your hymnals to page 43 of Games For Windows magazine. The Indie Pick Of The Month
is Loonyland 2. There's two screenshots, then a bunch of talk about how extremely bizarre I must be. Some choice comments:
- "The game is straight-up goofy."
- "wind-up mice that projectile vomit"
- "somebody somewhere was smoking something when designing this indie title" (not true. Well, I'm sure it is true just based on pure statistics, but it wasn't me)
- "Oddly out-of-place characters meet you along the way, including a 'legitimate businessman' with an accent thicker than Tony Soprano's." (is it really?)
- "And at 20 bucks, I'd say I got my money's worth." (well, actually it's $24.95...)
It's a very positive review, assuming you like strange things. There were also a couple sentences praising the music, which seems to be a common theme in reviews. I guess I picked the right stuff! Wish I had written it, but still somehow it makes me proud just that I apparently did a good job of picking
music, even if I didn't write it.
But that's not all the propaganda for today! Good thing I flipped through the magazine after buying it, instead of just reading my review. Turn to page 49, for "Random Access: 10 Things We're Into This Month". Thing #7 is entitled "NPC: THE GAME" (can you guess where this is going?). It reads:
Here's a goofy concept for an RPG game: You're the NPC. Well, kind of. In NPC Quest (www.hamumu.com/gamelets.php), you shop, prep your character for whatever battles lie ahead, and then kick back and watch how well you did. You have zero control over your in-game avatar. There's still some strategy to it, sure; it's just a little more passive than your typical RPG.|
So that was really cool to find. Now how can I get more coverage...?