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(Shack News)   After the Space Marines have gone through, after the cacodemons have been gibbed and the imps shot into bloody pieces, some poor bastard has to go through with a mop and bucket and clean up the bits. Now in this new sim, it can be you   (shacknews.com) divider line 34
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2013-07-12 11:32:54 AM  
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Reminds me of this.
 
2013-07-12 11:41:26 AM  
"When John Halo or Ian Space Marine has killed all the demons or aliens or zombies or whatever's causing trouble this week, a new hero breed of hero is called in: the space-janitor."

Not impressed:
emersugrue.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-07-12 11:41:45 AM  
So basically you're playing as one of these guys?

http://www.spacejanitors.com/
 
2013-07-12 11:42:07 AM  
His name is Roger Wilco.
 
2013-07-12 11:50:55 AM  
AND WHY THE HELL AM I ON BRAIN DETAIL??
 
2013-07-12 11:51:53 AM  
Doc and Max not included.
 
2013-07-12 11:57:00 AM  
Can you play as a woman?

/at least its not holodeck clean-up after Riker's done one of his roman programs
 
2013-07-12 12:05:22 PM  
Gully Foyle is my name
And Terra is my nation
Deep space is my dwelling place
And death's my destination.


Gully Foyle is my name
And Terra is my nation
Deep space is my dwelling place
The stars my destination
 
2013-07-12 12:05:59 PM  
This premise has already been explored in Interactive Fiction:
http://www.ifwiki.org/index.php/Janitor
 
2013-07-12 12:17:13 PM  
They said Mad World twice... They must really love Mad World... Then again, its a fun game.

Anyone else get Ma World listed twice?
 
2013-07-12 12:21:35 PM  
10 posts and no mention of Infocom's classic "Planetfall"?

/long live Floyd!
 
2013-07-12 12:27:57 PM  

yves0010: They said Mad World twice... They must really love Mad World... Then again, its a fun game.

Anyone else get Ma World listed twice?


sigh.. wrong thread... Sorry. But Nice DOOM reference Subby.
 
2013-07-12 12:33:23 PM  

docmattic: 10 posts and no mention of Infocom's classic "Planetfall"?

/long live Floyd!


Yup.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-07-12 01:21:21 PM  
Yeah yeah. Of course you're all "Blood for the Blood God!"
YOU'RE not the one who has to clean it up.
 
2013-07-12 01:23:36 PM  
Is your name Joel?
 
2013-07-12 01:37:00 PM  
A quirky little title, developed by a quirky little team that knows it's a quirky little game and has budgeted accordingly. It'll sell as expected and I doubt we'll hear them biatching it only sold 6 million units of the predicted 15+ million expected.

Unlike Square Enix and Tomb Raider or practically any other 'AAA' studio.
 
2013-07-12 01:49:47 PM  

buckler: docmattic: 10 posts and no mention of Infocom's classic "Planetfall"?

/long live Floyd!

Yup.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 256x323]


Wait, I was a janitor in planetfall? That makes so much sense!
 
2013-07-12 01:57:48 PM  

docmattic: 10 posts and no mention of Infocom's classic "Planetfall"?

/long live Floyd!


Sorry I'm late.
 
2013-07-12 02:10:57 PM  

FloydA: docmattic: 10 posts and no mention of Infocom's classic "Planetfall"?

/long live Floyd!

Sorry I'm late.


"Cool story (involving your namesake) bro" time:
I was in high school, during final exams.  I had just played Planetfall, and was heartbroken over  poor ol' faithful Floyd's demise.  Having some extra time at the end of one exam, I drew a fairly elaborate tribute to Floyd on the final page.  A problem arose because I aced that exam... a few days later, the teacher stood in front of the class, and was at the front of the classroom reading aloud the answers from my exam.  She didn't understand why there were snickers at first, until she realized everyone was looking at my Floyd art....

/it's a sign of a good game when you get emotionally invested in the characters
//or a sign that you're a nerd
///probably both were true
////and by "were" I mean "still are"
 
2013-07-12 02:11:48 PM  

dready zim: buckler: docmattic: 10 posts and no mention of Infocom's classic "Planetfall"?

/long live Floyd!

Yup.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 256x323]

Wait, I was a janitor in planetfall? That makes so much sense!


IIRC, you're an Ensign or Private or something whose job was to swab the poopdecks when all hell breaks loose.
 
2013-07-12 02:30:03 PM  
I guess repairing vending machines on an interstellar mining ship isn't the worst job in space after all.
 
2013-07-12 03:48:12 PM  

SilentStrider: Yeah yeah. Of course you're all "Blood for the Blood God!"
YOU'RE not the one who has to clean it up.


You do not fark with the Officum Janitorum.  Everyone else goes insane just seeing Chaos critters from the  outside.

Vaneshi: A quirky little title, developed by a quirky little team that knows it's a quirky little game and has budgeted accordingly. It'll sell as expected and I doubt we'll hear them biatching it only sold 6 million units of the predicted 15+ million expected.

Unlike Square Enix and Tomb Raider or practically any other 'AAA' studio.


Eh, just that demo and the game was already about five times as long as the mechanics demonstrated were entertaining.

If it were a puzzle game in the mold of portal I'd totally go for this, as an actual sim it's a bad idea.  Even most sims of boring things cut out the truly mind-numbing/tedious repeated actions, unless I missed the new version of Sim City adding 150 pages of permitting and a 6-month waiting period on zoning.
 
2013-07-12 04:07:51 PM  

Professor Science: "When John Halo or Ian Space Marine has killed all the demons or aliens or zombies or whatever's causing trouble this week, a new hero breed of hero is called in: the space-janitor."

Not impressed:
[emersugrue.files.wordpress.com image 800x500]


Man, I'd kill for Bethesda to get hold of the Space Quest rights.

One of my favorite games of all time:
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-07-12 04:15:40 PM  
I could see this being a lot of fun. I'll vote for it on Greenlight and play it later. They could add in all sorts of mechanics. Proper body disposal, a leaf blower so you don't have to pick up every bit. A magnet for bullet shells. Bonuses for recycling things into the right containers. ETC.
 
2013-07-12 04:23:36 PM  

unyon: AND WHY THE HELL AM I ON BRAIN DETAIL??


Just be grateful you're not on the "loss of bowel control" detail.
 
2013-07-12 05:44:29 PM  
Came here for the Space Quest references, leaving VERY satisfied.
/walk left
//open door
 
2013-07-12 06:49:47 PM  
A Modern Day Desert Bus.
 
2013-07-12 07:06:18 PM  
I just got Surgeon Simulator on Steam's summer sale. It's hilariously funny for about an hour, and then becomes incredibly frustrating.

I'll probably play it in small pieces, because more than a half an hour or so and I want to put my fist through the screen. Totally worth it for $3 though, if for nothing else than a party trick.
 
2013-07-12 10:50:10 PM  
And don't forget to recycle all those empty gatling-gun casings!
 
2013-07-12 10:57:25 PM  
Funny joke, but there are very serious folks out there who do this for real- see Aftermath Inc,

If you read up on them, their job is both fascinating and horrifying.  Cleaning up blood from a murder-suicide is one thing, but how do you handle an old guy who died of heat stroke in his house in the summertime and nobody found the body for two weeks?  Some interesting chemistry there.

/Sadly, had to use them once.
 
2013-07-12 11:05:56 PM  
While watching the demo I was thinking "wow, talk about inefficient. He should really be a lot more systematic about it. Grab the tools first. Focus on 1 area at a time. Pickup the large bits first. Mop after". Oh god what have I become.
 
2013-07-13 02:25:41 AM  

Glockenspiel Hero: Funny joke, but there are very serious folks out there who do this for real- see Aftermath Inc,

If you read up on them, their job is both fascinating and horrifying.  Cleaning up blood from a murder-suicide is one thing, but how do you handle an old guy who died of heat stroke in his house in the summertime and nobody found the body for two weeks?  Some interesting chemistry there.

/Sadly, had to use them once.


Michael Moore did a bit with a crime scene detail unit on "TV Nation" IIRC. The horror stories those guys recalled while munching down food at a BBQ were stomach-turning.

On a related note, a Doctor friend was notified that her father was reported dead after he had been expired in his house for some weeks. Due to the fact that there was no crime or mysterious death involved, the local government wouldn't take care of the cleanup, and she wasn't aware at the time of such specialized organizations, so she took it upon herself to clean up her own dad's putrefied remains. I never envied her that task. She got the word on Halloween, and it was only after many years she was able to enjoy the holiday again.

/CSB
 
2013-07-13 09:30:13 AM  

Fubini: I just got Surgeon Simulator on Steam's summer sale. It's hilariously funny for about an hour, and then becomes incredibly frustrating.

I'll probably play it in small pieces, because more than a half an hour or so and I want to put my fist through the screen. Totally worth it for $3 though, if for nothing else than a party trick.




It's like a Kinect game for the PC.
 
2013-07-13 09:40:36 AM  
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