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.
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.
“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.
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.”
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.