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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.

Unemployment Quest is FINISHED!

All right!  As of today, Unemployment Quest is officially in its final version.  I've mailed the master copy to the disc replication company and I'll have the game available to download for backers (or to buy for non-backers) next week!

This game has been a huge emotional investment for me and it will definitely provide a couple hours of totally solid gameplay.  (I hope everyone takes the time to examine objects while they're playing!)  Despite having a serious theme and some inspiration from depressing situations, I think players will have a lot of fun and hopefully find amusement at some of the humor I've sprinkled liberally throughout.

I look forward to hearing what everyone thinks of the final product!

I also posted a new MP3 to the web site, it's the "boat version" of the world map song and you can download it here:

Thanks again to all the backers!  It really feels great to see how this little independent project could gain such support!


    1. Creator Charles DeYoe on June 17, 2012

      You're not actually stuck! Just go back to the bottom of the well you came out of and you should be brought back to the teleportation spring!

      But thanks for letting me know anyway.

    2. Creator T Da Silva on June 17, 2012

      Charles, where do we go to report issues? I think I found a way to get stuck in the game. If you use the boat then use the spring of teleportation to go home, the boat stays where it is and you can't go back to that island.

    3. Creator David Sherman on June 15, 2012

      Love it! Thanks so much for your bright idea!

    4. Creator Demosthenes on June 15, 2012

      Man, I'm only five minutes into the game and already love it. It's fucking hilarious.

    5. Creator Charles DeYoe on June 13, 2012

      You'll totally get a download link!

      I expect to be able to start mailing the discs out sometime in the next 2-3 weeks.

    6. Creator longbeach on June 13, 2012

      question: for those of us getting a physical copy, can we also d/l on the 15th since we don't know when we will get the shipment? or are they on their way now?

    7. Creator Cody Orr on June 10, 2012

      Nice. $10 is totally reasonable for 2 hours of gameplay. I live in the country and can't download giant games so physical is always a gigantic plus.

    8. Creator Baldur Kjelsvik on June 9, 2012

      Congratulations! looking forward to playing it!:)

    9. Creator Swornstar on June 9, 2012

      Looking forward for it!

    10. Creator kris wilson on June 8, 2012

      I love this music.

    11. Creator Stormdancer on June 7, 2012

      Congratulations! I'm looking forward to playing through it!

    12. Creator Mike on June 7, 2012

      Sweet, can't wait to play my game and see my name!!!! Also, maybe this can become a full time job for you as a game developer I have some cash and ideas, but I'm not a gamer just a thinker with love for the artistic talents of todays unemployed youth.

    13. Creator LifesContradict on June 7, 2012

      You're welcome ;D Cant wait to get the game. I'll have to feature it on my youtube channel. If you ever need donations for another game, keep in touch! I'll always have a little set aside that we can further discuss :) (and I mean in the few hundreds, not $10 or $20). You're an awesome developer. Pffft who needs a boss when you can yell at yourself? SELF motivator!

    14. Creator Amosdragon on June 7, 2012

      Nice ! Very happy for you ! I'll wait this game with excitement ! I want to play at your game !

    15. Creator Bugman300 on June 7, 2012

      put it on steam fo sure :D

    16. Creator Christina Mercado on June 7, 2012

      woohoo! congrats!

    17. Creator Diogo de Vasconcellos on June 7, 2012

      Congrats! Will you sell it on Steam, too?

    18. Creator Colin Vesper on June 7, 2012

      Congratulations. How exciting!

    19. Creator eGregious323 on June 7, 2012

      I hope this project was more of a catharsis than a burden for you. Just know that millions are struggling with the same unemployment situation and can sympathize with the emotions you feel everyday. Can't wait to play your game!

    20. Creator Lijia Lumsden on June 7, 2012

      Hooray!!! Congrats on finishing, Charles! I cannot even explain how much I look forward to playing. Thank you for sharing Unemployment Quest with all of us!