If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Learn more.

Free Thinking: POP Methodology Experiment One

The Greenlight Bribery Scheme

The video just below the break will probably tell you all you need to know about POP Methodology Experiment One. In fact, you probably don't need to go that far because the title is something of a giveaway, isn't it? It's a far cry from WarGun and a fairly good indicator of what you're letting yourself in for when you download the game. And you can do that, for free, by opting into the self-proclaimed 'Greenlight Bribery Scheme'. Vote for the game on Greenlight and receive a Humble gift code. Simple. A mutual scratching of backs and greasing of wheels. As the POP One website states, "Vote for POP on Greenlight immediately and help secure Valve's grasp on the industry!" DO IT NOW.

Each section of the game is a standalone vignette, constructed to accompany music that was produced beforehand. Creator Rob Lach utilises an association technique, which I choose to call 'improvised speedy thinking', whereby the first images and ideas that come to mind when listening to the music are seized upon and converted into a small interactive sequence. The results are occasionally brilliant and the quick switches between styles stave off tedium for longer than you might imagine.

An unusual game and an unusual bribery scheme. Here's a slightly less tremulous trailer.

Join the Rock Paper Shotgun supporter program

Sign up today and get access to more articles like these, an ad-free reading experience, free gifts, and help us create more great writing about PC games.

See more information

Comments

We love having a friendly, positive and constructive community - you lot are great - and we want to keep it like that. Our main commenting rule is "be excellent to each other". Please see our code of conduct, where you can find out what "be excellent" means. TL;DR? Respect others, think before you post, and be prepared for puns.

More News

Latest Articles

We've been talking, and we think that you should wear clothes

Total coincidence, but we sell some clothes

Rock Paper Shotgun Merch