Kingblade Games to release the prologue of the Narrated Comedy ‘Do Not Buy This Game’ for a limited time in the Steam Summer Festival (June 16-22). The game itself revolves around the decision of the player to buy the game, even though the narrator definitely tried to warn them about this choice. The demo (which is a prologue) will explore ‘what happened before the player bought the game’, and will not spoil anything from the game since it’s a standalone experience.
Do Not Buy This Game has started development after a very well known cycle a lot of indie developers go through. You create a game that you love but is too big for you to handle, and after investing a lot of time and effort you realize you have to push it to the side and move on to a different project.
“I just owed it to myself to create something that I’ll be proud to put out there”, said Roee Amar the creator of Do Not Buy This Game, “I had to break the cycle. And then a weird idea popped into my head”.
Roee then describes how he thought about creating a game using the said title, and that the actual game would “be built while the player is playing it”.
̵“̴A̴ ̵l̴o̶t̴ ̴o̷f̶ ̴p̴e̸o̸p̵l̷e̷ ̷c̴o̵m̵p̸a̷r̷e̴ ̶t̷h̶e̸ ̴g̸a̶m̴e̴ ̴t̷o̷ ̸T̴h̸e̷ ̶S̵t̵a̴n̶l̷e̵y̷ ̵P̷a̶r̸a̸b̵l̷e̷ ̸a̸n̴d̷ ̴T̶h̵e̶ ̴B̶e̴g̵i̷n̴n̸e̴r̵’̶s̶ ̶G̴u̷i̴d̸e̴,̸ ̵w̸h̸i̸c̶h̸ ̸i̷s̶ ̸v̸e̵r̴y̸ ̵f̶l̴a̴t̷t̶e̴r̴i̴n̴g̵!̵ ̸T̷h̵e̸y̵ ̷d̷o̶ ̵c̴a̵p̶t̵u̴r̸e̸ ̵a̸ ̸s̵i̶m̸i̸l̴a̶r̸ ̵v̵i̷b̶e̵,̶ ̵a̴n̷d̴ ̷I̶ ̵b̴e̶l̸i̶e̵v̸e̵ ̴i̶f̸ ̶y̸o̶u̵ ̷l̴i̶k̶e̸d̸ ̸t̴h̸e̶m̸ ̶y̵o̷u̸’̵l̷l̵ ̶a̵l̸s̶o̸ ̴e̶n̴j̸o̶y̶ ̷m̴y̸ ̵g̶a̶m̴e̸.̴ ̸I̶ ̶p̴o̵u̴r̶e̶d̷ ̶a̸l̷l̶ ̴o̷f̵ ̵m̷y̵ ̵s̵t̷r̷u̸g̶g̴l̵e̶s̵ ̵a̶n̴d̸ ̷h̷u̵m̷o̵r̶ ̶i̶n̷t̴o̶ ̴t̷h̶i̴s̵ ̷g̶a̴m̴e̷,̸ ̸a̴n̶d̷ ̸I̷ ̷h̴o̵p̷e̶ ̴i̵t̵ ̸w̵i̶l̷l̸ ̵r̵e̷s̶o̵n̸a̷t̴e̸ ̴w̶i̴t̷h̷ ̶p̵l̴a̸y̸e̶r̸s̷”̵.̷
- Share a short journey with the game narrator, as you grow closer together through his hardships as this game’s developer.
- Play through a variety of parodic mini-games, capturing the sarcastic nature of the game.
- A short and bittersweet adventure, where you take a deep dive into the inner world of a smart assed, wise-cracking broken man, trying to fight his own demons.
So if it piqued your interest, wishlist and follow the game on the steam page here (and don’t forget to check out the demo!)