Don’t Hate The Player, Hate: :the game:

This one's pretty accurate.

Comrade Hobbes forwards :the game: to me. “It’s not as clever as it thinks,” says Hobbes, ” but it’s cute enough”. And he’s not wrong. :the game: is a series of videogame jokes, which aren’t as clever as it thinks it is, but are pretty cute. You can play it here.


  1. CMaster says:

    Wow, bit of a blast from the past there. There’s also a sequel out these days, if you’re interested

  2. Malawi Frontier Guard says:

    Saying it’s not as clever as it thinks it is ruined this game for me. I couldn’t stop thinking about that while playing.

  3. Tei says:

    are you virgin?
    I am feminist
    close enough.


  4. misterk says:

    Dear all flash games.

    Include a volume control or I hate you.


  5. Tei says:

    One of the greatest flash game ever, on teh top with desktop tower defence, the unicorns one and probably some version of that puzzle game.

    • Dhatz says:

      desktop tower defense is wesome indeed. masness combat deffense has some intense gameplay too.

  6. Brulleks says:

    Okay, that makes Vanitas look positively astute.

  7. bhlaab says:

    Taking the title’s advice. I hate it.

  8. Koozer says:

    Well the music is nice.

  9. WiPa says:

    Oldest game ever. And one of the worst.

  10. faelnor says:

    “We all know what’s going to happen
    It is inevitable Mr. Anderson”

    – Yes this is inevitable. *closes tab and rolls eyes*

    • Aerozol says:

      That’s where I got to too…
      Nice idea, but life’s too short.

  11. JonFitt says:

    Waitaminute. Hasn’t this been posted here before?
    I’ve played it ages ago and RPS is the only place I can think of who would have sent me it.

    • Fede says:

      Yeah, I thought the same. But better post twice than not post at all :)

  12. Calabi says:

    I like it and I laughed, a bit, at some.

  13. Davie says:

    Played it about a year ago. I thought it was pretty clever. Certainly entertaining, if not quite the stunning social commentary it makes itself out to be.

  14. Skinlo says:

    Its ok, I got bored and left on the ‘get to the top’ bit.

  15. Rod Humble says:

    My 8 year old son and his friends introduced this to me a month or so ago as it was all the rage at school.

    This makes me and RPS officially part of the “by the time the old fogeys know about it, its not cool any more” crowd. 8(

    • bhlaab says:

      If it has the awesome face in it, it was never cool

    • GHudston says:

      It’s ok. I played it almost 2 years ago when it first surfaced on Newgrounds. I’ll try my best to keep RPS afloat in the sea of cool. 8D

  16. Stu says:

    I just lost The Game :(

  17. Ph0X says:

    Came here to link this. The sequel was definitely amazing. The original was fun too but the second one was just that much better.

  18. Duck says:

    Wow, it’s really, really, really old in here, I’m going to freeze to death.

  19. Gazbomb says:

    It may not be as clever as it thinks, but it was created by a 14 year old kid. Which I think is pretty clever. :)

  20. Wolfox says:

    Surprisingly enough, I liked it. Laughed a few times.

    That said, I’ll never “play” it again. :-D