Free game - Despotism 3k

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Aug 4, 2022, 2:02:47 PMAug 4
More backlog you know you're never going to play.



Seems a computer engineer, a systems analyst, and a programmer were
driving down a mountain when the brakes gave out. They screamed down the
mountain, gaining speed, but finally managed to grind to a halt, more by
luck than anything else, just inches from a thousand foot drop to jagged
rocks. They all got out of the car:
The computer engineer said, "I think I can fix it."
The systems analyst said, "No, no, I think we should take it
into town and have a specialist look at it."
The programmer said, "OK, but first I think we should get back
in and see if it does it again."

Spalls Hurgenson

Aug 4, 2022, 3:49:21 PMAug 4
On Thu, 04 Aug 2022 13:02:44 -0500, Zaghadka <>

>More backlog you know you're never going to play.

I'm getting vibes of "Lemmings" crossed with "The Incredible Machine"
crossed with "Satisfactory", which I think we all can agree is a very
odd combination. It seems to work, though; it looks interesting at
least. It seems an action/puzzle game, where the goal is to balance
the needs of various needs of your devices to keep your empire running
smoothly, except everything is changing in real time. Also, there's a
'human resources' joke in there somewhere, even if I can't seem to
work it smoothly into the conversation.

This sort of game isn't something I enjoy very much, but I can see its

Reviews indicate it does have some problems with balancing the various
needs and that the constant clock can make the game more stressful
than it needs to be. It's also very short. Somebody likened it to a
mobile game - which isn't necessarily a bad thing - but I'm not sure
that sort of game works well on PCs (maybe better on SteamDeck?) and
definitely not worth paying for.

Fortunately, the game is free.

I'll grab it. I won't play it - Zaghadka called that one correctly -
but it isn't bad enough to /not/ get added to the library ;-)

Dimensional Traveler

Aug 4, 2022, 3:49:50 PMAug 4
On 8/4/2022 11:02 AM, Zaghadka wrote:
> More backlog you know you're never going to play.
> Enjoy!
One of the reviews posted today: "Only got this because it was free. Can
i get a refund for the precious time wasted on it though?"

Guess there's a reason its free. :D

I've done good in this world. Now I'm tired and just want to be a cranky
dirty old man.
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