Tim Schafer In Host Master Deux: Host Harder

By Alec Meer on March 28th, 2013 at 5:00 pm.

the host with the most adventure games under his belt

It’s not actually called Host Harder, but it should have been, right? All I’m saying is Double Fine, if you want to pay me thousands of dollars to spend my days writing lazy comedic subtitles based on the names of 80s action movies, you know where I am. Call me. Any time. Any time at all. Wait, I had to step out for a minute – you didn’t call while I was away, did you? Call again now. I’m right here. Right by the phone. Waiting.

And while I wait, I shall be playing Host Master Deux: Quest For Identity (see what I mean? For God’s sakes, Double Fine), the sequel to the 2009 adventure game-ette about Schafer preparing to host the GDC Award Ceremony.

The free, browser-based game is in fact the work of one Major Bueno, who was also responsible for the wondrous recent mini japeathon Caesar’s Day Off. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to get Schafer to the church of game creator recoginition on time, in spite of multiple impediments. There are multiple endings too. It’s basically Mass Effect with an unshaven 45-year-old in San Franciso.

Play it for free here.

Wait, was that that phone? Oh, no, just a bee.


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  1. Agrippan says:

    So, that scene is totally an homage to Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, right? Or maybe it’s just my nostalgia acting up.

  2. pakoito says:

    What’s the password for the joke vault?

  3. Ross Angus says:

    I ate the sleeping pill. Excellent ending.

  4. DrScuttles says:

    But Schafer is now shaved! Why you could almost call him Tim Shav…. no. No, I just can’t finish that one.

  5. Treebard says:

    But Die Hard 2 is technically a 90′s action movie!

  6. sbs says:

    Why can’t i use my goddamn mouse. Obnoxious controls.

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