“It doesn’t actually matter” – Indie Games Blog
“That’s no surprise” – Beefjack.com
“Comprehensively bent” – Rock, Paper, Shotgun
“I gave up halfway through” – GameInformer
“Finally, the wait it over!” [sic] – Kotaku Australia
Games Journo Story is a sorta-RPG about an aspiring games journalist. It is a one hundred percent true story maybe. Even that bit in the toilet.
You’ve heard of games journalism. You’ve even heard of games journalism journalism. Now you can play the world’s first games journalism journalism game (which isn’t really a game).
Join our hero Arthur McStension as he travels to The London with his antagonistic music-loving hatefriend Tom O’Bedlam. Together they will drink both good and bad drinks, exchange abhorrent musical tastes and try to impress some of the most infamous games journalists in Hampstead.
Writhe in agony as they play the most finely crafted games in non-existence, while you are stuck with something crudely made in 2011 using RPG Maker. And be pleasantly surprised at the delightful soundtrack by Captain Kennedy and Blackbeard’s Tea Party.
Reviews from all the fictional publications in Games Journo Story would probably average it at 65 on Metacritic. At least, that is what our top Brendans have to say on the matter. So, if you haven’t clicked already:
please click to download. That doesn’t work. You can get it from RPGmaker.net.
It should take you 15 mins to complete (or 2.5 mins to form a solid enough opinion to hate me forever and leave nasty words for me to feel bad about).
Here is a full list of game features, just like they do on the boxes in the shops, but without the amazing smell of a fresh game manual.
- Both good and bad alcoholic beverages.
- Stylistic decisions. Review games by wild swearing, thoughtful analysis or other!
- Multiple endings (two!) and a special secret third one maybe.
- A reference to Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. Intellectual!
- The death of one (non-essential) character.
- Creative and liberal use of the Cutout filter in Photoshop.
- A soundtrack featuring Captain Kennedy and Blackbeard’s Tea Party.