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IF Comp ’14 – Porpentine’s Begscape!

October 5, 2014

I have absolutely no idea what to expect from this game.

[spoilers begin here]

You cannot afford food and shelter.
You are stabbed to death in the middle of the night. Your body is dumped in the sewers.
Oh.

Okay, as far as I can tell, this is a game where you beg for money and sometimes people give it to you but mostly they hate you and you survive for as long as you can and then you die.  So now I am depressed.  Also it seems very simplified as a simulation; I’ve never been homeless (insert basically all the gratitude here) but I’d imagine there’s a lot more you’d have to put up with, which makes me wonder if this is actually a metaphor for something else.

If the goal is to remind people that poverty is terrible and make them feel shitty that it exists, then mission accomplished.

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