Ludum Dare 33 — August 21st-24th, 2015 — Theme: You are the Monster

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The Inglorious Yet Highly Stimulating Life of an Underpaid Graduate Student

by Gelato Labs - Jam Entry

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Inspired by our net connections cutting out right after the theme was announced and fun times with ISPs' phone support, we made a game where you provide terrible support to innocent civilians for sweet cash to buy more phones on ePay. You monster.

Code is distributed under the ISC license, and graphics under the CC BY license. See COPYING for details.

http://kfarwell.org/projects/the_inglorious_yet_highly_stimulating_life_of_an_underpaid_graduate_student/
http://kfarwell.itch.io/the-inglorious-yet-highly-stimulating-life-of-an-underpaid-graduate-student

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#44Humor(Jam)4.04
#126Innovation(Jam)3.65
#309Fun(Jam)3.37
#378Overall(Jam)3.38
#380Audio(Jam)3.13
#381Mood(Jam)3.32
#618Graphics(Jam)3.19
#811Theme(Jam)3.04
#1226Coolness49%

Comments

Eingya says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:36am

The game sorta of hung up on me, i was stuck on an endless telephone loop while notifications came from everywhere (also some choices sometimes don't work), I surely don't remember my Undergrad life being so exciting.

From the small portion of the game I saw though it is a cool idea.

jirrev says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:39am

Nice choice of subject, nobody likes those call-center people. The only problem I have is that requests come in faster than I can read them from time to time, and in other times I wait for minutes where nothing happens. Perhaps a bit too random in this case.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:27am

God. The sounds. They are so annoying!

And that's the point c:

Now I get why I shouldn't go into IT.

sararyCow says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:56am

A pretty addicting game, I can't stop to close tickets! :D This is a good reflection of call-center reality, very insteresting.

Muush says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:46am

Good game

Warxen says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:18pm

I'd better reboot my mousepad and it worked! Nice game, only thing that annoyed me a bit was that I got called while i was on the phone with someone. Keep it up.

jphelps says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 3:29am

great job. very origional

m3_on says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 3:31am

Haha, some of the replies were pretty good.

glerikud says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:27pm

This game is such a good representation, that I feel like saying it's fun, would mean tech support is fun. Which clearly is (not). So I'll just say it's one of my favourites this LD! You are truly a monster

MrMordem says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:31pm

IT simulator in a nutshell :

Get a call for having a computer imploded
Ask if the user tried to turn it on and off again
User tells he can't find the power button
Tells user to install gentoo

Seriously though this was fun, a bit far from the theme imo, but still fits in a way :) also the tickets and calls may come a bit too fast

collaboration says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 11:48am

Dude, I just love it! 5/5 soooo cool.

Nurbs says ...
Sep 6, 2015 @ 3:22am

This game is too realistic and should be kept away from children

mzmiric5 says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 12:04am

Very fun and annoying game :D loved it. I really liked the aspects of being able to upgrade your workplace and the tech. I am not sure how some of the options work but still fun trying to catch up with those constant notifications. Oh and yeah the sounds are killing me :P

Oct 8, 2015 @ 5:22pm

Fun, addictive game. I included it in part 31 of my Ludum Dare 33 Compilation video series, if you would like to take a look :) https://youtu.be/ZV7CU8j_StI

kfarwell says ...
Oct 28, 2015 @ 3:26am

Jupiter_Hadley: install gentoo

nice video :)

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