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As the title indicates, I'm making my own video game - it's called Unemployment Quest!

I was basically inspired to create a game based on my experiences with being a highly-educated unemployed young person. And even though this experience is fairly common, I wasn't seeing much representation of it in current popular entertainment. So I decided to download RPG Maker and make my own retro-style RPG about it.

The big hook is that instead of monsters, you fight enemies like "Doubt" and "Isolation" or do battle with potential employers armed with your resume, casting spells like "firm handshake."
I'm also composing an original score using Korg DS-10+ which is aimed at recreating retro soundtracks. Sound effects are being created on a Game Boy using Nanoloop.

Here are a couple screenshots:
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I have a Kickstarter page here to fund a limited, physical release.
I'd really appreciate any pledges! My current plans are that the CD version is never going to be available for sale online. So Kick in if you want one!

So far it's been very satisfying to make and I'm hoping to end up with an fun, relevant final product. Yeah!

(BTW, at the moment, it's going to be Windows only.)

I realize this forum is a little dead, but I want to share!

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Brilliant, sir.
I sympathize with you, as I'm dealing with trying to find a job - even something humdrum retail - and having little to no luck, even though I would make a fantastic chemist in a lab somewhere.
When I get the rest of the month's funds figured out, I'll gladly kick something (albeit small) your way.

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Mm.. I too am in dangerous need of a stable income. Best of luck to you on this project, hope it can alleviate some of your actual unemployed situation

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Thanks for the positive comments! :D

I just have to say that my head is been spinning from the phenomenal support I've gotten for this over the past couple days on Kickstarter. @_@

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I just backed this. I think what you're doing is pretty cool. It doesn't sound like a very happy game (which is expected) but the concept is one that can't be ignored.

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Thanks a lot! I still can't believe the incredibly positive response the game has gotten thus far.
I can't wait until it's actually released!

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I can't help you quite yet (unemployed young person...go fig), but I hope you know you have my complete support. Go, man, go!

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Oh man guys, the mainstream media is writing about me! The game has also appeared on IndieGames, Zeboyd Games, and Wired's GeekDad blog.
I'm FAMOUS. It's exciting!

Don't worry if you can't afford to pledge to the Kickstarter... 'cause I'VE BEEN THERE.

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Hahahaha this is such a great idea XD;; I'll definately pledge too when i get some money. Great stuff man!

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All right, the game is out! Watch the trailer here.
And if you want to buy a copy, you can do it from the official website

This game continues to exceed expectations in how awesome the response has been!

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**BUMP**
The game is now on Desura for people who go for that sort of thing!

MORE EXCITINGLY: It's a part of the current Indie RPG-themed Bundle In a Box!  So for anyone who's vaguely curious, wants a while bunch of other awesome RPGs and doesn't want to pay a lot of money while supporting charity and other indie developers... CHECK IT OUT!



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Excellent!

I bought the Bundle In a Box, to add to my ever growing collection of games to play.. a blessing and a curse, lol. <3






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