Finally! A tongue-in-cheek game that pokes fun of working in a crap job

Finally! A tongue-in-cheek game that pokes fun of working in a crap job

Melbourne artist and game developer Andrew Brophy has developed a wonderfully therapeutic game to play when you come home in a huff needing to bitch about your job. Knuckle Sandwich is a role playing game/adventure game that follows a male protagonist on his move into the Big Smoke to realise his dreams.

Finally! A tongue-in-cheek game that pokes fun of working in a crap job

Pretty soon said hero of the story is working for a crappy fast food joint with a bastard of a manager. And the rest of the game’s narrative is…well..hillarious by the looks of things. As you well know I am a sucker for funny gifs, so here are some from Knuckle Sandwich.

Finally! A tongue-in-cheek game that pokes fun of working in a crap job

“The narrative of the game is heavily inspired by American Psycho. I read it when I was young (probably too young, to be honest) and it was the first time I ever encountered the ‘unreliable narrator’ literary device. Since then, I’ve always been interested in the technique and have wanted to apply it to something that I’ve made. I don’t want to spoil it, but there are more layers to the story in Knuckle Sandwich than meets the eye.” Andrew Brophy in an interview with The Creators Project

Finally! A tongue-in-cheek game that pokes fun of working in a crap job

The game appears to take its cue from other pop culture tidbits like Office Space or The Office. Although it also has a distinctively Australian feel to it as well. Although not set in a specific part of Australia, Andrew was inspired to “make something that represents my city how I see it, not how it is often represented in other countries. I guess you could say it’s an alternate reality Australia.”

Finally! A tongue-in-cheek game that pokes fun of working in a crap job

Although you will need to wait until at least 2016 for the release of this little indie game gem. In the meantime enjoy these super sarcastic and appetite-whetting gifs. 

Finally! A tongue-in-cheek game that pokes fun of working in a crap job

Find out more about the game. Or you may want to discover more about why gifs are awesome, and why internet gifs about the renaissance are particularly funny.

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