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Cart Life

Cart Life review

Not half-baked, not a walk in the park

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3 years ago

Cart Life Creator’s New Game Bringing Sweet Typedreams

I don't know what is happening, but I think that's okay. Cart Life creator Richard Hofmeier's Typedreams [official site] is too much of a beautiful soap bubble dream to question. Information about the upcoming game is scarce. The web page is mostly a conglomeration of Victorian-style art fused with some glitchy, gloriously pink GIFs. But it looks like the plot has something to do with…

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4 years ago

Feature:

Have You Played… Cart Life?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. Cart Life is one of the few games that seems like a natural precursor to Papers, Please. It tackles the grind of daily life, portrayed through mechanics and aesthetics that capture the blurry, bleary repetition and extraordinary tangents that spring from work and…

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5 years ago

Cart Life No Longer On Steam, Now Open Source

Before Papers, Please came along and dominated our hearts and our awards ceremonies with its grim tale of bureaucracy and poverty in a totalitarian state, we were reliant on Cart Life to make us feel empathy for our fellow men and women. The simulation of a life spent running a food cart won the Seumas McNally Grand Prize at IGF 2013 and caused Adam's heart…

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6 years ago

IGF Winners: The Habitual Voyeur Of What Is Known As…

....Cart Life, which scooped up an an impressive triple-whammy of Nuovo Award, Excellence in Narrative and the coveted Seamus McNally Grand Prize at last night's Independent Games Festival 2013 awards. The warmest of all congratulations to Richard Hofmeier, whose affecting, brave game is well overdue for this kind of attention.

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