Posts Tagged ‘Passpartout’

My struggle in Passpartout: The Starving Artist

Passpartout: The Struggling Artist [official site] is a painting sim in which you must splatter some canvases in the most talented way you can and hope that the discerning public will take notice of your genius. But you can only do this with the most rudimentary artist’s tools. Imagine if making bad pictures in MS Paint was a profession and you got paid hundreds of dollars for each poorly sketched sailboat you drew. That’s this game.

I tried to become famous in my own lifetime by painting a variety of wholesome scenes, including a series in which a recurring motif known as the Stretch Man dispenses various vital fluids on the people of the earth. Here’s how I got on. Read the rest of this entry »

Be a struggling artist in painting sim Passpartout

Bad artist simulator Passpartout: The Starving Artist [official site] came out yesterday, letting you fill the tattered shoes of a French painter trying to survive on the proceeds of whatever rubbish MS Paint creations you can come up with. We first spotted its blues and brushstrokes one hundred years ago in a free games roundup, but developers Flamebait have been quietly touching it up ever since, adding fancy new galleries, esoteric studios and discerning customers. You can see what it looks like in the trailer below.
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Free Loaders: It’s Art But Is It Free?

The professor takes you into his basement laboratory. Rows of jars are lined against the wall and the smell of formaldehyde is overpowering. You ignore the professor’s chattering and look at some of the glass baubles. Inside, twisted ganglia and membranes lie perfectly still, preserved. What are they?

“Free games,” says the professor, appearing behind you. “A life form we struggle to comprehend.”

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