Slough is used slightly because its featured in the BBC
comedy series 'the office' and slightly because I don't live
that far from Slough. Also, some friends of mine do live there,
and for some reason, setting a video game in slough amuses
me. Almost all video game heroes start out in New York or
Tokyo. Sloughs time has come
Is Kudos like the Sims?
Not really. Both games are 'life-sims', but the similarity
really ends there. the Sims is a 'real-time' game which has
a more arcadey feel to it. Kudos is much more strategic and
abstract than the Sims. You don't need to worry about things
like making sure you have enough food in the refrigerator
or remembering to go to the bathroom. You *can* spend an evening
in the bath if you want to relax though :D. Another big difference
is that Kudos is a 2D game without an animated 3D 'avatar'
like the Sims.
What's the aim of the game?
Aha tricky... What's the aim of life? It's up to you. The
'unofficial' score that the game keeps is 'Kudos', which is
a measurement of social success, but the game won't end if
your kudos nosedives. You can play the game with the aim of
becoming wealthy, or highly educated, or popular, or just
to see what happens. It's up to you. The game ends after 10
years and will tell you a summary of what you decided to do
with your life.
Is this a dating sim?
No. You *can* fall in love in the game, go for romantic candlelit
meals with your partner etc, but the game doesn't revolve
around it. You can stay happily single if you like. However
good your relationship is, they never move in, and you never
get married or have kids. If you have a romantic partner with
whom your relationship is good, your character feels happier,
less lonely, and more confident, and confidence is a big deal
in the game.
Does it have giant mechanical robots or machine
Is this similar in any way to that amazing 'Democracy'
game you made?
I'm flattered. Yes...and no. It's as similar as it can be
whilst one is a game of political strategy and one if a game
about someone's life. Like Democracy, Kudos has quite a complex
simulation model underneath it. Each choice you make has complex
effects that take place over time, and you need to get a 'feel'
for it as you play. It's also turn based, and designed by
the same person. I reckon if you liked Democracy you will
like Kudos. It also looks much nicer :D
When can I buy it?
Now. Right this second, quick, grab a credit card and click
HERE. (Seriously, I really appreciate
people buying the game, it encourages me to keep making original
games) Buying the game direct from me online helps keep down
costs, and cuts out those pesky middle men. It also means
you can get to play it much quicker, as you can download the
game the moment you have bought it.