Olympic Clay Shooting is a highly accurate simulation of the correct usage of firearms in the sport of clay shooting.
A game of missile dodging.
Yesterday I got an email in my inbox asking for my participation (as a "employee" aka "useful idiot") in a penny stock scam. I've been caught up in one before, so I felt inspired to convey the general tone and feeling of such operations in ZZT form.
Although this game is fictional, the techniques described are pretty close to reality. One only needs to visit InvestorsHub and browse around a little to find shining examples of this particular formula in action. It really is all about emotional state and maintaining that balance of "fear vs. greed" to keep the victim involved. But eventually your money disappears, and....well, nothing happens after that! (I came out of it okay, in the end.)
Some of the techniques not depicted in this game:
-Encourage a "community" of victims and make them start reassuring each other and reaching out to their friends to help in rationalizing a logically unsound investment(a friend got me drawn in, in my own case)
-Include accomplices to make in-person visits to victims that support your image. They could be "partners," "common men made millionares," "skeptics," or any number of character archetypes that weave a story that barely holds itself together. The sky's the limit.
-Turn business into war - e.g. "get back at the evil bankers manipulating the market" or "help revolutionize (industry x)". If the foes are big and vague, they're easy to blame, and your cause looks all the better, regardless of how poor its fundamentals are.
-Make bold claims that might hook people not familiar with the particular industry, such as these gems from my email:
...A start-up funded through two rounds of engineering and now with a manufacturing agreement in place with a NASDAQ traded global top ten contract manufacturer.
...A former computer science professor at USC, Sacramento commented on *redacted* as follows:
“Based on my experience, I can testify that this is a fresh idea, highly innovative, and, in my opinion, something that the general public would love to use. Most users do belong to several social networks. This tool makes the social network environment easy to navigate … and user friendly. This is a required application on the same level as something like Instagram. Instagram fell into an innovative and rapid to market category, which captured a large market really fast. *redacted* has similar characteristics and falls into this category of being innovative and reaching a large market.”
(I followed up to that email telling the guy "I don't work for equity, but I will work for $250,000 up front" and he politely declined. He doesn't know what he's missing out on...)
A Simple Game of Breakout.
This is pretty badly made
This is a remake of a stupid idea I had when I was about eleven, which we all know is excellent fodder for KoTM entries.
Is probably full of glitches, and requires cncs232.dll to run.
Undocumented feature: if you press F on the keyboard, the game goes to the results screen instantly. This is a debug feature that I forgot to take out.
Hempuli's really depressed about falling asleep on his keyboard and missing KotMK so he and I are going to pretend it actually starts an hour from now and make some games.
(That's 10pm Beijing time because fuck your time zones.)
Any and all welcome to attend.
This year I decided to enter Ectocomp, a yearly Halloween competition hosted by someone in the IF community (yes, I know this overlaps with the IF Comp, I dunno either). You can read more about it here. I downloaded Twine and everything just for it too.
You are a Blob actually wasn't my first game idea (a choice-based adaption of "Jacked Up Jack-o-Lantern" from the Regular Show Trilogy of Terror 3), but an eight-year-old was getting cold feet about entering, so I vowed to make a game so crappy it would make everyone else's game shine like gold! Which turned out to be no small feat, because everyone and their mother entered a game (or two) this year, for a grand total of 24 entries. But I think I gave it a good run.
Use the mouse. Wind the frog
Collab with Increpare
-HAS BEEN CONVERTED TO TGF1 FORMAT, THUS PEOPLE CAN ACTUALLY FUCKING RUN IT NOW-
It's Zombo.com remade in KNP the best I can do it! (Sorry for the piss-poor circles)
INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO PLAY:
CLICK THE UPPER MOST DUDE IN THE TOP LEFT CORNER TO PROGRESS PAST TITLE SCREEN,
ENTER THE BUILDING ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE TO MEET YOUR BOSS AND START WORKING ON YOUR JOB
GO INTO THE FILING CABINET TO FIND A MINIATURE VERSION OF NARNIA INSIDE A SNOWGLOBE
SHAKE THE SNOWGLOBE TO MAKE THE MONSTER ENERGY DRINK FALL OUT OF THE COMPUTER
DRINK THE ENERGY DRINK TO BECOME SUPER POWERED
FLY OUT OF THE BUILDING WINDOW AND SAVE THE FALLING BABY FROM THE BRIDGE
GIVE THE BABY BACK TO THE WOMAN OR EAT THE BABY
IF YOU GIVE THE BABY BACK WELL DONE YOU HAVE GOT THE GOOD ENDING AND YOU ARE NOW WORLD RENOWNED AS A HERO TO ALL
IF YOU EAT THE BABY YOU DIE STRAIGHT AWAY DUE TO THE POISON LIQUID GAS BAGS INSIDE THE BABY.
(actual instructions; click the middle circle to quit, click the dot in "zombo.com" to get to the secret 2SPOOKY mode)
If anyone wants to take this and improve upon it, feel free to do so.