It Only Gets Weirder: Socks Incorporated

By John Walker on May 18th, 2011 at 4:04 pm.

This is the direction I'm taking this site in.

Oh dear, I unleashed something. Posting yesterday about the intriguing project City Of Epic – the RPG that has you going outside and doing exercise – I discovered a doorway that leads to other games that involve leaving your house. The first one I’ve found is about sock puppets. No, really. Socks Incorporated looks every kind of mad. Take a look. In fact, play it – it’s free!

This is a game in which you must make your own sock puppet. There’s a video instructing you how. Once you’ve done that, you then take a profile picture, upload it, and the game gives you quests to complete with you and your new friend. Taking photographs or videos of yourself completing these quests, you then upload the proof and the game continues.

This is all the best kinds of insane.

Here’s a video in which, obviously, a sock puppet explains it all:

It’s clearly aimed at kids, and what a really brilliant idea it is. There’s also plans by the amazingly named developers, Awkward Hug, to work out ways of incorporating educational material into the project. What a fantastic primary school project this would be.

If any of our readers are willing to play this game, I will totally chronicle your adventures in a post on the site. Let us know if you’re up for that.

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26 Comments »

  1. jives says:

    I would do this so hard.

    • McDan says:

      Are you sure that’s what you want to say about a game aimed at children? Also the name of the developer is one of the best ever. Also also I will see about totally playing this game.

  2. Premium User Badge Bahumat says:

    I just want to say that ‘Awkward Hug, Inc’ sounds like the very best name for a game developer ever.

  3. terry says:

    This cannot be real.

  4. Protome says:

    This reminds me so much of that snowboarding game from the xbox 360′s launch, Amped 3 i think? It had crazy sock puppets too…

  5. westyfield says:

    Yes. Yes, yes, YES!

    Also, greatest developer name ever.

  6. Ba5 says:

    Depending on the objectives, I’ll give it a shot.

  7. KaL_YoshiKa says:

    I want to say, I feel terrible for them, at some point inevitably they’re going to get hundreds of photos of wangs.

  8. Temple to Tei says:

    Downward Facing Sock

    People are brilliant. I wish I was a person sometimes.

  9. Matt says:

    That sock puppet Gina has horrible posture.

  10. Aymes says:

    What have you done?!

  11. Premium User Badge bglamb says:

    This game is gonna go so well with my recent unemployment!

    Sign me up Mr Walker. Me and my puppet (Socksy Beast) are gonna hit London fo’ sho’!

  12. Premium User Badge phuzz says:

    er, I think someone has slipped me some powerful drugs

    it’s AWESOME!

  13. Premium User Badge JB says:

    If I ever actually went anywhere (anywhere interesting, at least) I’d gladly do the sock puppet thing

  14. Namos says:

    It has been unleashed and cannot be contained!

    Sockzilla! Sockthulu! Sockahontas!

  15. John Walker says:

    If someone is really up for playing this, email me at john at rockpapershotgun.com.

  16. chiefjosh says:

    Should I be frightened?

  17. Foo says:

    It may be insane, but is it crescent fresh?

  18. Agrona says:

    I can’t believe I searched this page and did not see the words “Sifl” or “Olly” in the comments. (Good job, though, Foo, for being sneaky).