The Greatest Steam Store Page: School Bus Fun

By Ben Barrett on July 7th, 2014 at 9:00 am.

Am I getting additional wolves, or have my wolves performed especially well?

I am not regularly confused. Games may terrify, amaze or intrigue me, but it is rare that I come across something like¬†School Bus Fun and, specifically, its Steam page. The game itself is a pretty pedestrian time management sim about taking kids to school, though not on a bus or in a way that looks especially fun. False advertising! There’s a selection of upgrades and rewards based on performance. There’s the plot of a mother deciding to turn taking her kids to school into a business. But none of that is what drew me to it.

First, there was this user review, a true work of art, up to and including the argument in the comments underneath. The rhyme would be enough, but committing to a serious argument with someone about Steam names is the extra mile. Good work from all. Then there’s screenshots like this and this, which the glimpses of character screens during the trailer below suggest are scores based on which characters are in the car at a given time. The cherry on top is the tags that have been applied, which include gore and horror. While I agree that there is something charmingly creepy about it, that might be pushing it a little far.

The happy-go-lucky music playing over a view of a trophy cabinet which contains, among other things, a child’s head painted silver inside a cage. Video games, eh? Brilliant.

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14 Comments »

  1. razgon says:

    That steam review is really a work of art – thanks for brightening my morning!

    “school bus fun is not what it parades
    unless you like compatibility escapades”

  2. GomezTheChimp says:

    The poster`s ` profile`:
    “Hi! my name is FooFooFigter13.I do not smoke.my favorite movie is
    Wild Hogs. It is about four guys riding on motercycles. My best
    friends are zxcffpo, and Jec382. i belive in god. My favorite type of
    music is hiphop/rap. My favorite song is Glamorous by Fergie. At my
    school, my friends call me the queen of crap. I sorta like it. I like
    it because it is unique. I can sing. I have chorus at my school, and
    people tell me to join. But I just want to wait until fifth grade, so
    I can do band. When i’m in the car,and a song is playing, I always try
    to sing to it. This might sound wierd,but my favorite food is
    brocolli. My favorite fast food resturaunt is, of course,McDonalds. I
    have one pet, and his name is Ebbie. My favorite shows on television
    are, iCarly, Camp Lazlo, and thie grim adventures of Billy and Mandy.
    I do not wear glasses. One of my nicknames is brown nut. I have that
    nickname because, I go on vacation to places like Mexico, and I get
    tan. My haircolor is Black. I do cheerleading on a squad named NEA. I
    don’t go Goooooo Teeeaaam! I compete my cheer. My other favorite food,
    is a McDonald’s Big Mac. My friends say that i’m out going. I hope to
    be first women president. Guacomole for everyone! .”

  3. Trif says:

    Is this Frog Fractions 2?

  4. jbd says:

    From the developer website:

    But a couple of levels offer something very special. You will be able to use two cars/buses at the same time. This allows to go for even more combos but although a second car helps to transport more kids this is surely not that easy to handle. Getting an expert score in those levels is kind of a digital accolade.

  5. JFS says:

    What is this I nearly even

    • Niko says:

      But has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?