MyxoMMOatosis: BunniBunni

By The Monster That Killed Kieron on October 3rd, 2009 at 11:18 am.

Hullo! Still me. I’ve eaten most of Kieron now, and we’re down to his increasingly manky looking torso. Well, I always like ribs, though they make my fingers messy. Lucky the room is covered in gore. He keeps on getting e-mails though, like one from Jack de Quidt who talks about BunniBunni, which has been all over the forum (Apparently. I don’t really know what a forum is. The last forum I was at was when I emerged in the centre of Rome around 101AD and went on a blood-curdling rampage. Ah, those were the days). Anyway, I decided to have a play.

It’s a game!

Are there many games about cute animals on islands, collecting fruit and similar? I hope so. The idea of cute bunny-wunnies bouncing around is such a wonderful fantasy. It’s miles away from my own tedious existence of preying on weak mortals and eating them. SIGH! I especially like how when you buy things – because you’re raising a settlement – they all follow you in a chain. I had great fun making a long chain of bunnies and leading them in a conga around my island. Bunny Conga! Bunny Conga! I also enjoyed romancing lady bunnies. I also enjoyed exploding Dear with bombs and the quiet brooding horror that undermins all existence. AND IN THE GAME!

(There’s a special manual by the desk marked “The Ye Olde Games Journalist gag book”, which I’m browsing through as I read this. Is the job really this easy? Just play games all day and insert some traditional gags. I’m in the wrong racket, it appears).

I found some moving pictures on the internet which show you what the game looks like.

Oh – and you can also go and look around my island by following this link, apparently. Crikey. Anyway – back to the gnawing. Bye!

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43 Comments »

  1. The Hammer says:

    “The Ye Olde Games Journalist gag book”

    The The Old Games Journalist gag book?

    /pedant

    Also: arrrrgh, pirate bunnies! ARRRGH

  2. MrTest says:

    Presumably no one has seen fit to send the Metropolitan Anti-Monster Squad round the Kieron’s house? We can’t have inhumans *trolling* the internet like this.

    Trolling. See. Ha.

  3. MrTest says:

    Also “Ye” means “You” not “The”.

  4. Sparvy says:

    Hmm, I must say the Monster is strangely similar to Alec Meer, apart from all the bone gnawing of course.

  5. Lacero says:

    I was told “Ye” meant “The”, because the old typesetting symbol for the “Th” character (called “thorn”) was a “Y”.

    The game looks worth a try.

  6. Mort says:

    ooh this is fun… “Ye” has been “You”, “Your”, and “The”, throughout the age of English.

  7. The Hammer says:

    I started a language war! 8D

    Pretty much the same as me, Lacero.

    Also, this game starts very ominously. A ghost bunny telling me to be careful!

  8. The Monster That Killed Kieron says:

    WHAT ARE YOU ALL TALKING ABOUT? IT SAYS “YE OLDE GAMES JOURNALIST BOOK” ON THE FRONT! I AM MORE YE OLDE THAN THE LOT OF YOU! I PROBABLY ATE YOUR YE OLDE GREAT-GREAT-GRANDMOTHER.

  9. Smokingkipper says:

    Could be his inner Rat come to the fore

  10. Spacewalk says:

    After the Monster is finished with Kieron I get dibs on his boots.

  11. Heliocentric says:

    I like the new poster, I only worry that once there is no meat left and the bones lose their taste that we’ll stop getting blog posts from him.

  12. Psychopomp says:

    Question

    How does Kieron taste?

  13. Heliosicle says:

    Whats with i being used instead of y these days?

    Looks cute.

  14. Bobby says:

    How do you blow up stuff with the bombs

  15. mandrill says:

    Buy a bomb, it’ll follow you around, drag it to where you want it to go off, and it will explode on a timer thingy.

  16. Larington says:

    Whilst we’re on the subject of Ye Olde, this might be of interest to folks: “Medieval Printing presses didn’t contain the letter “thorn”, so the y was substituted due to its similarity in some medieval scripts (especially later ones).”
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ye_Olde

  17. Fede says:

    Is the job really this easy? Just play games all day and insert some traditional gags. I’m in the wrong racket, it appears

    Nice deconstruction (or maybe you like better ‘dismemberment’) of GJ :D

  18. SAeN says:

    I feel really sorry for Kierons soul, we only seem to care about his murderers grammar :(

  19. duel says:

    my girlfriend played this solidly for about a week or two.

    got me playing a little bit too…

  20. Bret says:

    Reminds me a little of Animal Crossing.

    I think you’d like it, Monster that killed Kieron. It has bunnies and idyllic small town life.

  21. LionsPhil says:

    Well, I’ve been playing it without so much as alt-tabbing to IRC for the last three hours, so I daresay it’s completely nailed the Settlers addictivity gene.

  22. LionsPhil says:

    …aaand 100%. I’m free!

    And also have both a wife and a mistress. Goodness, the infidelity of these completionist rabbits.

  23. JuJuCam says:

    Doesn’t seem to work for me… everything except the music stops when I receive the first forest pickup thingy… running Google Chrome, anyone else with similar issues?

  24. Xero says:

    If you haven’t been to Lost Garden, the website of Bunni’s creator you should give it a go. I realized who Bunni’s creator was immediately despite being away from his site for months now. He gives lessons in advanced game design and theory for free over there.

    http://lostgarden.com/

    • Gutter says:

      Andre Spierings did Bunny, not Danc (the owner of Lost Garden). Andre just used some free graphics that Danc posted, I’m pretty sure that Danc didn’t code or design gameplay much on this.

  25. TeeJay says:

    wow that is addictive

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