I'm extremely intrigued bySubaltern's magic school management game No Pineapple Left Behind [official site]. The more I look, the more it seems like its superficially wwwwwacky and zzzzzany concept of 'what if you could turn kids into pineapples to make them easier students?' is there to guide people into what might be both a biting and deep management game about the education system. There is…
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A not very fun fact: stuff about being mean to kids immediately turns incredibly sinister once you're a parent. Innocence lost about innocence. So I guess I grimace rather than smile at management sim No Pineapple Left Behind's satirical take on efficient-education-through-dehumanisation - but I think/hope I'm supposed to.
"A game about de-unionized schools and tropical fruit." Sold.
Subaltern Games, the radical game dev studio responsible for jolly world-destructing, money-making sim Neocolonialism, have apparently gone text mad and released the wordy, seriously bonkers and freeware RocketJumpIfication.
Just as Soren Johnson founds a company to produce competitive, economy-driven strategy games, along comes Neocolonialism. It's a turn-based, competitive strategy game about dominating the planet through economic means: by buying votes, extracting wealth via factories and mines, and backstabbing your opponents.
I very much fancy giving this a crack, but Quantum Conundrum is the current game on my pixel-plate and it is only fair to finish one meal before proceeding gluttonously to the next. Neocolonialism is a turn-based, multiplayer-centric strategy game that's all about sucking as much money out of the world for your own personal gain as possible. "It is a game of world domination…