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THE WORLD'S WORST VIDEO GAME EXECUTIVE IS AT IT AGAIN, TIGHTENING DEADLINES AND DEMANDING CRUNCH TIME TO STAY ON TRACK AND HIT THAT RELEASE DATE
Fork Parker's Crunch Out is a collaboration between Mega Cat Studios, Devolver Digital, and Take This for the label's first-ever Super Nintendo Entertainment System release starring the company's larger than life CFO, Fork Parker. The game aims to raise awareness of the all too real issue of game dev crunch through a playful look at the pressures of game development, exaggerated by the menace that is a game publisher executive.
Devolver Digital is donating 100% of their profits from sales to Take This to support their ongoing efforts to raise awareness and combat mental health issues.
Learn more about Take This and their noble efforts: http://www.takethis.org/about/
Devolver Digital CFO, Fork Parker, enjoyed a life of luxury and spent his days watching the profits roll in from the lucrative indie game publishing industry. However, an upstart new publishing label threatens to take his beloved market share, forcing the handsome executive to take matters into his own hands and start 'motivating' his game developers by any means necessary. Meaningless elements like “artistic integrity” and “engaging gameplay” are out the window as efficiency and deadlines now dictate the studio's every move - welcome to crunch time.
*The SuperCIC chip in SNES games allow the board to run in any region, but there will be some speed differences when played on a PAL console, since the PAL consoles have a different refresh rate than NTSC consoles.
Furious task management and questionable motivation tactics are your tools. Coffee, discipline, and shock treatment are all in play if your team slips off their production schedule.
Spend your profits from each game wisely - do you invest in a new espresso machine to keep the your dev team happy, or buy some winged wingtips to help you zip around the office?
Deploy strategic power-ups, like unpaid interns working for exposure and mandatory overtime to stay on track and hit that release date.
Take executive action in exciting and intense mini-games to keep the office in order. When the internet drops out or your beloved wife calls in, only Fork and his pet piggy bank, Pork Farker, can save the game and the bottom line.