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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!
1,155 backers pledged $10,486 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Brian Watzig on

      2 days to go :D

    2. Brian Watzig on

      the anticipation is killing me, lol

    3. 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.

    4. Gilbert Palau on

      Are you going to make the game available through Steam?

    5. 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).

    6. John Falcon
      Superbacker
      on

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

    7. 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!

      ~Ross

    8. Charles DeYoe Creator on

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

    9. 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.

    11. Charles DeYoe Creator on

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

    12. 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?

    14. Charles Alvis on

      Sweet, count me on board.

    15. 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

    17. Devon Rampe on

      Congratulations on breaking $10k!!

    18. michael on

      A bit of help from Newburgh coming at ya.

    19. Simeon Ladopoulos on

      Helped that unemployment is sky-high here :P

    20. 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.

    21. David Sherman on

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

    22. Charles DeYoe Creator on

      I still can't believe this has gotten as big as it has!
      Huge thanks to all!

    23. Dominic Jonas on

      it was me...and it was exactly 5$ to get a copy of the Game ;)

    24. Kari Salminen on

      Exactly $10k :D Someone probably pledged a specific amount just to make that happen, heh :)

    25. RamesGamesLC on

      1070 backers and still 24 hours to go!? I'm happy for you :) also, that DS game is a great way to compose your music for cheap and call it your own (with mention of the software of course). I never heard of that game before but because of you, I want it so I can have my own non-copyright songs for a future YouTube channel. Ahh, ideas are so infectious. You are a truly brilliant man sir!

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

      Nice to see this project will most likely go beyond 1000% funded :) Congrats!

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      Jason Clark on

      Oh, and one last question and I'll stop hogging the comment board: Since it will be on Windows, are you designing it to be played mainly through the keyboard and mouse (i.e. WASD movement controls) or will there be controller support so that it will be playable like the old school console rpgs?

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      Jason Clark on

      er, I'd like to SEE more of the same.

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      Jason Clark on

      No problem! You just seem like a smart guy who will most likely make a smart, funny, fun game, so naturally, I'd like to more of the same. Cheers!

    30. Charles DeYoe Creator on

      Thanks for all the support! I can't believe how big this has gotten!

      Jason: I'm not going to add any reward tiers, but your previous comment has given me a really good idea. I'm not making any promises because I don't know if I will actually go through with it, but I now have an idea for a potential freeware prequel. Thanks for the suggestion!

    31. David Sherman on

      Simply amazing! Congratulations Charles! over 900% of what you wanted to bring in for your very bright light bulb of an idea! Yay, I can't wait for my copy!

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      Jason Clark on

      Last day new pledge amount of say $250 to actually be a character in the game perhaps? =)

    33. Nicoshene Simpson on

      The moment I saw your video I wanted to be a backer. This video/game definitely speaks to me, having had to overcome unexpected employment-related challenges in my own experiences. I'm excited. Congratulations on surpassing your goal!

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      Jason Clark on

      I was thinking a stretch goal would be just to make the game longer or have more side-quests and the like, not just better art/sound. Of course, that would push your deadline back Mr. DeYoe, but it could, like you mentioned, come in the form of a patch or a free "expansion pack" funded by the extra money gained on Kickstarter. How does that sound?

    35. Brian Watzig on

      i did some looking around and it looks like its a little difficult to get stuff published on Steam just for the fact that there a larger business and don't release what criteria they have for acceptance

    36. Brian Watzig on

      911 backers, lol nice

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      Soeren Jensen on

      I donated 1 dollar because i know how much it sucks to be unemployed. If I had been an RPG-gamer i would have pledged more.

    38. Charles DeYoe Creator on

      I'm not going to change the project at the moment. I want to concentrate on releasing the best game I can while sticking to the deadline I've set for myself.

      But now that the game seems to be so successful, I'm toying with the idea of releasing a free upgrade-patch in the future. So it would be replacing the art or a soundtrack made with a real synthesizer or something. But these are just rough concepts at the moment and I'm so busy working on tweaking/finalizing the game that I can't announce anything solid. (I was not planning on the Kickstarter getting so high, so I didn't think any stretch goals would be necessary,)

      My catch is that I like the fact that I'm the only guy working on this game (beyond playtesting, which has proven to be a huge help). So for now, I'm concerned with releasing the best possible game I can. I'm not holding any features hostage - if I can possibly do it, I'm doing it!

      The one Kickstarter-money based extra thing I'm planning on doing is actually being able to ADVERTISE. But that's not too exciting.

      AND LET ME CONTINUE TO THANK EVERYONE FOR THE SUPPORT! My brain is still not used to this level of success but it means a lot to get this kind of support from so many people!

      And on a side note, I'm hoping to have a trailer showing off the first segment of the game sometime soon... I'll post an update when that happens!

    39. Christina Mercado on

      this is just absolutely hilarious. Congrats - you are a crazy genius!

    40. Dustin Gleaves on

      You're now at $7500 in pledges... will there be any change to the project given your new budget?

      Being well familiar with your situation "no, I plan to use it to buy food that's not wrapped in plastic and to not be called by my landlord or bank for an entire month." is perfectly acceptable.

    41. Alex Whitington on

      Hey, fellow graduate-man here. I only got my part-time job in retail (after nine months of searching) because my old school friend was a supervisor at the store. I see nothing wrong with tossing some of my meager earnings towards this.

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      Mike on

      I am not a gamer, but this such a cool idea I want my name in the game.... BONUS!!!!

    43. Arurie on

      This looks so adorable. XD Also, it reminds me of Hikikomori RPG, and I loved the heck out of that game.

    44. Charles DeYoe Creator on

      My current plan for including peoples' names is to have books like "My Awesome Life, A Memoir by *YOUR NAME HERE*" or "On the Art of Generosity by *YOUR NAME HERE*"

      However once the Kickstarter has ended, I'll contact everyone who has pledged at that level and get whatever they want. If you want just your name without a title or a title that's some sort of personal in-joke, as long as it's not offensive I'm cool with it!

    45. longbeach on

      Will our names in the library be authors of books?? How involved will the names be? I was only $25 away from that pledge so I bumped it up to that lvl.

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      Matthew Hemphill on

      @ Brian, Hmmm, something to look into.

    47. Dustin Gleaves on

      Wow, unemploymentquest.com wasn't already taken? Way to go DeYoE!

      Also. I admire your entrepreneurial spirit. Screw looking for a job when you can make your own work and have fun doing it. Congrats on the outstanding funding.

    48. Brian Watzig on

      @ Matthew, there are ways you could still play this even on your Mac (ie. partition part of it as Windows operating system, or other programs that make a fake Windows rom on your computer) http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Is_there_any_way_to_play_PC_games_on_Mac_computers

    49. David Sherman on

      I feel this will be the most epic non-epic game I will own. Fantastic Idea!

    50. William Goff on

      Often I wont donate to someone who has meet there goal so evenhandedly, but in your case it was personal.

      I too was unemployed for a period of a year when the Dot-com fiasco occurred ages ago.
      Anyone unemployed that long knows its a little slice of hell.

      Fresh out of tech school I herd it all, "you're lazy" or "you're unmotivated" and a number of other "reasons" for why I wasn't able to get a job in a flooded burst market.
      It wasn't until some time later that I was finally able to pay off my folks and get back on my feet and I wish for you to be back on your ASAP.

      I hope this project serves as your life line and your therapy my friend.

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