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Rape, Pillage, Makane!

by Chandler Groover profile

Galorelike
2015

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(based on 5 ratings)
1 member review

About the Story

No knight was ever more noble than Sir Makane, whose chivalrous code held two tenets above all: SLAY/LAY.

Written for Ludum Dare 34.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: December 13, 2015
Current Version: 1.00
License: Freeware
Development System: Twine
Forgiveness Rating: Merciful
IFID: Unknown
TUID: wy0nsr4khifcdm27

Makes reference to Rape, Pillage, Galore!, by Kristian Kirsfeldt

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Author's Commentary on Rape, Pillage, Makane!
I wrote a game for Ludum Dare 34 called Rape, Pillage, Makane! It's a very short game, but more thought went into it than players might realize, which is why I'm providing this commentary. Light spoilers will follow.

Normally I'm happy to discuss the mechanical elements behind my games (what few mechanical elements there are) or my overall conceptual intentions, but I hesitate to mention what I intend for any game to "be about." I want to leave that up to the player.

This game is different. It occupies a more dangerous territory than others I've written. So I think it will benefit from an author's note, similar to something like a card that would be stuck next to a painting at an exhibit. What I'm going to talk about isn't hidden information, and my hope when I wrote the game was that my stance about its content, as its author, would be obvious.
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Challenging, potentially hard to experience work, May 19, 2016
by streever (America)
This is a complicated piece; I'm not sure how I feel about it, and I'm not sure that I can give it a star rating. It's a challenging piece on a number of levels, and I think it really should be played by someone aware of the challenges, and with the author's notes, which I found moving.

In a sense, it's a parody, but in a more important sense, it's a social commentary on games and power fantasies that go unchallenged & are too easily fulfilled.

Groover strips away chance here, and much of the narrative abstraction that lets a player feel comfortable with their choices in most games, in a way that hopefully makes a statement about the deeper issues that are implicitly raised in this work.

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