1698 – Party Hard (2015 video game)

timespace coordinates: the storyline focuses on Detective John West’s detailing of the Party Hard Killings of autumn, 2000. [San Francisco County, North Beach (Salinas, California), ranch party in Bakersfield, Las Vegas, Bay City, Texas, Miami Florida > Salina, Kansas, rooftop pool party at DenverColorado, Halloween party in Wyoming. campus party in Salt Lake City, Utah, party in the San Francisco subway.]

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Party Hard is an action stealth video game developed by Pinokl Games and published by tinyBuild for Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. A mobile port, Party Hard Go, was released for Fire OS, iOS, and Android. In the game, players assume the role of a serial killer who infiltrates several parties with the objective of killing all attendants without getting caught. (wiki)

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1573 – Football Game (2018 video game)

spacetime coordinates: East Bend, Purchase County. 1987.
You are Tommy, a local high school football hero in the town of East Bend. It’s game night for the Purchase County Turbines and your sweetheart is waiting in the bleachers.

However, something is amiss… 


SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS (MINIMUM): OS: Windows 7 / Processor: Intel or AMD CPU / Memory: 1 GB RAM / Graphics: DirectX compatible card / DirectX: Version 9.0 / Storage: 250 MB available space / Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card

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1377 – Indie Game: The Movie (2012)

Indie Game: The Movie is a 2012 documentary film made by Canadian filmmakers Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky. The film is about the struggles of independent game developers Edmund McMillen and Tommy Refenes during the development of Super Meat BoyPhil Fish during the development of Fez, and also Jonathan Blow, who reflects on the success of Braid.

After two successful Kickstarter funds, interviews were conducted with prominent indie developers within the community. After recording over 300 hours of footage, Swirsky and Pajot decided to cut the movie down to follow the four developers selected. Their reasoning behind this was to show game development in the “past, present and future” tenses through each individual’s story. (wiki)

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1376 – Atari: Game Over (2014 documentary)

81o+xuDPMRL._RI_A crew digs up all of the old Atari 2600 game cartridges of “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” that were tossed into a landfill in the 1980s. (imdb)

Atari: Game Over is a 2014 documentary film directed by Zak Penn about the North American video game crash of 1983, using the Atari video game burial excavation as a starting point. Eurogamer called it “one of the best films about gaming this year and should be seen by anyone with an interest in the medium’s early wild west years.” (wiki)


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