The Hangover

Here’s an interesting one that I just spotted on the always super blog. It’s called The Hangover, and describes itself as an “art game”.

Still not quite clear why you all drink so much then.

It’s an experiential thing, rather than actively a game. As the instructions sweetly put it, you win by “pressing not escape”. This is along with the warning, “don’t get seizures or thow up, it’s just a hangover.”

I haven’t had a hangover since Jan 1st 2000, so unlike the rest of RPS I’m not that qualified to judge the realism. Well, if they ever stopped drinking for long enough to reach the point of hangover. In fact, mine might be more recent than theirs based on this logic. Anyway, if I remember rightly, hangovers suck. This experimental game certainly creates the sense of being trapped inside a head made of steel bars, along which some bastard keeps rattling a metal stick.


  1. The_B says:

    Bah, can’t seem to get it working myself.

    Anyone check or know if this is a Vista/64 bit Windows issue?

  2. A Different Terry says:

    Yeah, a lot of gamemaker games have a problem with Vista. There’s a patch out there somewhere to fix it.

  3. Matt says:

    Is this even a game?

    I didn’t play it all the way, but it was just rotating the screen. Is there more interesting stuff later on?

  4. Steve says:

    Well I lost, because I was so damn bored.

    That’s nothing like a hangover, either.

  5. Tim says:

    This might help with running Game Maker applications under Vista:

    link to

  6. Slappeh says:

    I’m so confused now

  7. Optimaximal says:

    So wait, does this game make you feel like you’re falling when you close your eyes whilst simultaneously causing you to empty your guts of any & all alcohol and/or food consumed in the last 2 days?

    Can someone explain the hook to me again?

  8. Alex says:

    Is this a case of using “art” to mean “no fun”?

  9. James says:

    Wow, finally a way for a for a non-drinker to simulate drinking. Truly, technology has been building up to this point.

  10. Alex says:

    Wow, finally a way for a for a non-drinker to simulate drinking.

    Without any of the pleasure! It’s truly a new age.

  11. The_B says:

    Ah, it’s a GameMaker game?

    See I used GM for my Uni work last year. But have had an upgrade with Vista since then, and we haven’t used it at all this year. There should be some sort of indicator when you download it that it’s a GM-made game.

    Cheers anyway for the link Tim.

  12. dzy says:

    that was actually nauseating.
    winner of “Most Aptly Named WierdWare” of the year.

  13. anon says:

    Someday you guys will figure out it is a joke. Someday.

  14. Matt says:

    There are good jokes and there are bad jokes…