Tuesday, June 19, 2012

I want to be the free video game

What I have for you today is more than a game. it’s a computer program meant to break you, to shatter your mind and turn you into a hollow being fueled only by rage and anguish, flinging your own crap everywhere like a chimpanzee with syphilis. I MAY be exaggerating however. That game is “I Wanna Be The Guy: The Movie: The Game”.
See that face? That face says "ADVENTURE!"
It’s a platforming game built from the ground up to be absurdity difficult while referencing old classic games such as Megaman and Castlevania. The “plot” of the game, such as it is, is that you, The Kid, are going to confront The Guy, so what you may become The Guy just like Grandfather The Guy before you. Of course it doesn’t really matter, the game is really about you running through this death trap gauntlet and fighting several bosses that are all taken from one (or more) game or another.
Screen one: can you see what will try to kill you in this picture? It only gets worse from here
There isn’t much to say beyond that. If you feel guilty about something and feel the need to suffer for it, or you’re a masochist, or maybe you just like hard platformers, then IWTBTG might just be what your looking for. There are a lot of indie platformers out there that were just slapped together, but IWTBTG isn’t one of them, this game had some serious effort put into it to make it better than some flash game. Between the one hit kills and the save points being few and far in-between you certainly wont beat it in one setting unless you’re a clairvoyant psychic (and even then I’d doubt it).
Try using that power for something useful, like winning the lottery
Between the actual game and all its nonsense, the multiple difficulties, and the boss rush mode, I’d say IWTBTG is worth the download. Its certainly one way to test your sanity, but I wouldn’t put it on the flash drive of games you’ll bring into your bomb shelter with you, because if you beat it then, who will you brag to? The mutants outside? They wont care.

Not pictured: a computer or other people to brag to
You can get IWTBTG over at http://kayin.pyoko.org/iwbtg/downloads.php So go play it.

Note the other game made in the style of lemmings, the creator isnt working on that anymore but it might be worth a look if you're curious.

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