Posts Tagged ‘Space Funeral’

A Bat, A Cat, A World Of Weird: OFF

By Adam Smith on May 28th, 2012.

OFF could be this year’s Space Funeral, except that it wasn’t released this year. It’s an RPGMaker 2003 game made by a group going by the name Unproductive Fun Time and everybody at all interested in the wonderfully weird world of bizarre and creepy SNES-style RPGs should have played it already. The only barrier to entry was the Frenchness of it all, which isn’t a way of referring to a certain Gallic oddness, but rather the fact that it was written by French people in the French language. A heroic group have now finished their translation so it is surely time to play. Listen to the battle music below and then see if you can resist downloading.

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Punk’s Not Dead: With Funereal Respect

By Brendan Caldwell on February 16th, 2012.


Good day, children. Did you do your homework like I asked? You didn’t!? You urinated on your homework and then pinned it to the door of a church in a send-up of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses? How very punk. A gold star for you! Oh, look. You’ve eaten your gold star as an angry criticism of society’s hackneyed educational system of reward and punishment. Excellent! Have another gold star. You’ve eaten it again. I see. Right. No, I get it.

Regardless of whether you disobeyed my instructions (MAKE A GAME) many commenters left a lot of valuable feedback for me to ponder. We’ll be talking about some of those issues as we go but first here’s one from JackShandy that was particularly prophetic:
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Anarchist Attorney: Murder Dog

By Alec Meer on August 8th, 2011.

Murder Dog IV: Trial of the Murder Dog is Crime and Punishment as starring a homicidal, humanoid mutt who isn’t at all interested in moral justification for his thousands of remorseless kills.

It’s The Outsider, if Meursault actively enjoyed his act of murder (and was a dog).

It’s a libertarian rebuke of the modern justice system (starring a dog).

It’s a liberal treatise against the covert endorsement and use of violence by police (as made by a dog).
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We Have Many Criminals: Space Funeral

By Quintin Smith on October 14th, 2010.

If you’re like me, you grew up with a SNES-ful of JRPGs. Your tiny hands gripping the controller, your face a slack mask of subservience, your mind transported to worlds so charming and so dramatic that you didn’t care if you had to fight for your life every twelve steps.

Space Funeral isn’t charming, but it’s definitely dramatic. How dramatic? The three options in the main menu are “Blood”, “Blood” and “Blood”. Made in RPG Maker 2003, Space Funeral is the story of a boy named Philip and a horse with four legs and no head called Leg Horse travelling to the City of Forms to learn about how all things are formed. It is Final Fantasy directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky, with disturbed art and awesome music. It’s also pretty short, and even the battles are easy and backwards enough to be a good time. Get it here, or if you’re not convinced that you should get it, the video below should convince you.
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