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A classic-style role-playing game about the experience of not having a job!
A classic-style role-playing game about the experience of not having a job!
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      Got my physical copy in the mail yesterday. I'll probably never open it, and only play the downloaded version, but I'm still pleased at the turnaround. I've been backing a small pile of Kickstarters and this is the second (after Order of the Stick) to deliver the physical goods. From completion on 5/20 to delivery 7/23, that's some good speed there. :)

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      Lance on

      unemployment quest was a short and very fun game. A new funded zombie-survival RPG is closing in six days and could really use your support. CHECK out DEAD STATE and help fund another GREAT game!!

    3. SinoSamba <(-'.'-)> on

      Just finished the game and thought it was very fun. Also I would back a Kickstarter for "Underemployment Quest" in a heartbeat. You could make it a series :)

    4. Colin Vesper on

      I can verify that this runs with Vine on a mac.

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      Richard Wojtaszak on

      Just completed the game verry nice with all the fights leading right up to the end boss fight verry good story line, only things that annoyed me a little where that you cant get to the boss area with out a ship so you cant make your way via land and when you wanted to recover from magic like HP theres no indication of how much it regenerates but all in all a verry good game, can not wait to play the woes of underemployment game thanks for a fun game.

    6. Sean L. on

      Very fun game, and also about 2 1/2 to 3 hours to beat. Buying potions helped in the end... lol I also thought Underemployment quest might be fun.... Maybe for the next project?

    7. Eric on

      Hey Great game! Just sat through the whole game beat it in about 2.2hours! It was good I look forward to Underemploment quest! (I know it was a joke but would still be fun)

      Thanks for the game!
      ~Eric R.

    8. Eric St. Pierre on

      Great game. It speaks to me.

    9. Brian Watzig on

      i forgot to save and was beaten by the internet applications, lol

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      Tom Plaskon on

      I finished the game last night, in one continuous shot. Great job. The creative is very inventive. I was very addicted. It's probably for the best that it wasn't too long :). I was impressed with the quality of everything. I second the other poster below that I would love to back another of your projects.

    11. Josh "Slosh" Soutar on

      Am sitting down and playing the game now ... drinking a beer ... while the kids nap ... You have done a fantastic job ... Anything that you do in the future ... I would love to contribute ....

    12. Charles DeYoe Creator on

      The best way to contact me is by going down to the "project by" box underneath all the rewards and clicking on "send message."

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      Richard Wojtaszak on

      Charles DeYoe < whats the email address we can use to contact you please ?

    14. William Goff on

      Wow, I donated to Indie game the movie 2 years ago and still haven't received my copy in the mail. Great turnaround, I hope to see your next project up soon!

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      Vandigeth on

      Well that was fun even if it was short :) good work, just finished.

      I think 'Work from home?' got the biggest laugh out of me.

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      Nick Bitterling on

      Damn, just got owned terribly by uncertain future xD

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      Vandigeth on

      I find what I call 'slave to conformity island' + 'winning smile' = easy xp/$ lol.

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      Vandigeth on

      I'm really enjoying the game! Can't wait to get the CD copy :)

    19. Devon Rampe on

      This game is fun! I just need to figure out how to make the windowed screen larger, or how to stop the full screen from stretching on my widescreen monitor...

    20. Josh on

      I'm really enjoying the game =D

    21. Max Malm on

      Downloaded it and tried it for a few minutes (have to go to work now). It looks REALLY good.

    22. Charles DeYoe Creator on

      All right! I've sent everyone who's backed the project at the $5 or higher level a download link for the game. Now I'm going to bed and will be updating the website so that people can buy the game in the morning! I'll be posting a big update as well!

      Glad you're liking it so far! (As for the dad blocking the doorway, lot of the characters have random movements, so that's possible a possible annoyance. They'll move away eventually though.)

    23. Jaime R. Maldonado on

      So far so good! Loving my first attack skill. "Firm Handshake?" Brilliant.

      Only bug/bother was the my father got himself stuck on the exit of my house so I couldn't leave unless I went back upstairs and went back down.

    24. SinoSamba <(-'.'-)> on

      Thank you for the game! And right on time. The first finished game I get from Kickstarter =D

    25. Charles DeYoe Creator on

      Thanks for the heads up! (It's fixed.)

    26. Brian Watzig on

      on the website you talk about a game called Cult: Awakening, I just wanted to let you know that the address you have for it is missiong the end part of it ( you were missing --> -of-the-old-ones

    27. Charles DeYoe Creator on

      Yep! The game is totally DRM free.

    28. Brian Watzig on

      oh question, for the digital copy can i install it on multiple computers?? reason I ask is i would put it on my desktop and my laptop. (then again i could just install it on a thumb drive)

    29. Brian Watzig on

      2 days to go :D

    30. Brian Watzig on

      the anticipation is killing me, lol

    31. Charles DeYoe Creator on

      I would, but it's up to Valve, not me! I'll just be sending backers a download link for the final game.

    32. Gilbert Palau on

      Are you going to make the game available through Steam?

    33. Charles DeYoe Creator on

      I'll be asking for addresses once I actually have the CDs (so I'll be sure they're all accurate, in case anyone ends up moving).

    34. John Falcon

      Are you sending out a survey to get the address for mailings of the hardcopy?

    35. Ross Smith on

      I'm so excited this is finally happening; all I can say is thank you! I just managed to find a job myself after being unemployed for 8 months, so I can relate to the subject matter, as I've battled both self doubt and depression in that time. I'm just glad that there is a game that could help other people understand those feelings!


    36. Charles DeYoe Creator on

      So close to the final version!
      I'm hoping to order CDs this week. It's exciting!

    37. RamesGamesLC on

      getting closer... :D

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      Jason Clark on

      Sweet! Another reason to find my Windows Xbox controller in the box of miscellaneous tech stuff.

    39. Charles DeYoe Creator on

      Jason Clark: Sorry I missed your previous comment before now!
      There will be controller support, in addition to keyboard controls.

    40. Charles DeYoe Creator on

      I know there are ways to make Windows programs run on Mac computers, but it's not something I know a lot about. Sorry.

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      Michael Ngo on

      I have a mac will this work?

    42. Charles Alvis on

      Sweet, count me on board.

    43. Waqar Arshad on

      Congatulations Charles! I'm really pleased that I backed this project. Hope you manage to extend the game further if possible with the extra funding and thanks for the update. I'm looking forward to seeing a snippet of the game before release :D

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      Zoe Tsang on

      Congrats, now give yourself a celebratory cookie and get back to work >:D

    45. Devon Rampe on

      Congratulations on breaking $10k!!

    46. michael on

      A bit of help from Newburgh coming at ya.

    47. Simeon Ladopoulos on

      Helped that unemployment is sky-high here :P

    48. David Sherman on

      If for some odd reason (unlikely) you have trouble selling your extra copies at a later date just mention all 1130+ of us who believed in you before we actually had a physical copy in hand.

    49. David Sherman on

      NICE!!! 1020% so far and 4 more hours to grow. Thank you Charles DeYoe, congratulations!!!

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