Fork Parker's Crunch Out is a collaboration between Mega Cat Studios, Devolver Digital, and mental wellness charity, Take This. The game aims to raise awareness of the all-too-real issue of game developer crunch through a playful look at the pressures of game development, exaggerated by the menace that is a game publisher executive. This is a fast-paced management simulation where you make games, get ratings, and cash out to upgrade your office or player, and create the next indie mega hit.
- Furious task management and questionable motivation tactics are your tools. Coffee, discipline, and shock treatment are all in play if your team slips off their production schedule.
- Spend your profits from each game wisely - do you invest in a new espresso machine to keep your dev team happy, or buy some winged wingtips to help you zip around the office?
- Deploy strategic power-ups, like unpaid interns working for exposure and mandatory overtime to stay on track and hit that release date.
- Take executive action in exciting and intense mini-games to keep the office in order. When the internet drops out or your beloved wife calls in, only Fork and his pet piggy bank, Pork Farker, can save the game and the bottom line.