Hey CoG Community. Well, I’m back with another game after a very long hiatus following First Paradise. This one is my most light-hearted projects to date. It’s the accumulation of some of my experiences in life but at the same time it’s a small poke at some of the things you see in the tech circuit all the time. So let’s get to the good stuff.
In F*cked, Inc, you have been hired as the Interim CEO of a troubled enterprise software startup. Money is tight so The Board is looking to sell. Your job is to keep this sinking ship afloat and attractive for the next three months, just until your company is acquired. After that, it’s not your problem…right?
The game itself is currently in a prototype or proof-of-concept phase. As you can see I went with a very simple API similar to my last project First Paradise since it made creating a demo of sorts fairly straight forward. What I’d like to do in the near future is plug the source into my cleaner and more graphical interactive-fiction engine for a broader appeal.
Regardless, as always I’d appreciate the feedback. I know you all can spot the good, bad and the ugly much quicker than non-IF gamers!
Note: It’s buggy! Mac and Linux ports both forthcoming. Check out the manual if you wish to help us squash bugs! There’s a nasty one in there that’s rooted in the hiring process for some people. There are also a few rounding errors in places that will be sealed in the final.
Final note: The demo is 13 weeks long, unless you go bankrupt. If you just can’t get past a point, that’s a bug so please report it!
I’m actually going to work on having it play in a browser!
v0.2 is done so it should be a little less wonky. I was able to play through a few times without some derailing nonsense bug. Enjoy! And remember, if you break it, report it!
edit: I managed to kill a lot of arithmetic errors that popped up in 0.1. There’s still a bug that occurs from time to time involving hiring then starting a new “build” project. I advise building and then hiring as a temporary solution. Working on it! Once we’re done with the first 12 weeks I can go ahead and put a dent in the remainder of the game (weeks 13+).