The December Effect
A downloadable game for Windows
Rafael is contracted to make thirty-one games throughout the month of December for a blatant shovelware company. His friend Liam buys stock in the company without knowing about the extremely strict deadlines. Their mutual friend Liv decides to help out by making the music for Rafael's games. Throughout the course of the next month, the three get a little too involved.
The December Effect is a work of interactive fiction about the dynamic between three characters, but it's also a narrative-driven collection of 31 games, which were each made in one day (irl!). The game takes place inside a chat client, and the games are accessed by clicking on attachments.
Content warning: there's a lot of cursing and some adult themes (sorry grandma!) but it's nothing too out-there. Parental guidance is recommended.
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IT IS I, BLING BLING BOY! HERE TO IMPRESS THE LOVELY SUSAN TEST BY MAKING 31 GAMES IN 1 MONTH!
DecadeDecaf, I am a wealthy billionaire entree pruner and I have been witnessing your career with great interest. I happen to have a lucrative opportunity, an offer you cannot refuse. My big boy company is full of incredibly rich investors *eyebrow raise*, many of whom are interested in the monetary potential of video games.
One of the social media boys recently wired up the ol' computer and checked Wikipedia, and we saw that some of these viders gaams actually made absolute trainloads of money! Trainloads!
My friend, we want to shovel coal into the upstart up-and-coming upchucked churning engine of game industry. I have noticed that these... "indie developers" such as yourself are willing to work for edible exposure rather than money. This is great! Your unpaid labor can heighten our great industry to new plights, without myself and the rest of Country Club having to shell out our hard-earned pockets to pay you code monkeys to do lines over the weekends. Of code, that is. Lines of code. You're not rich like us, that's for sure! Ho ho!
Anyhow, I won't pressure you, but I'd like you to consider my offer. I am rich business man. You will not regret this, yes? It is very good opportuniiiity~! Haha just kidding.
(P.S. I think your Twitter posts are v/ry interesting... but we're gonna have to have the social media boys seize your account with a disclaimer that your "thoughts and emotions are all yours". O.K.? xoxoxo)