Ikea, a worldwide spread Swedish name that can’t help but having a lot of success because of its rather good prices and selling method, has bad luck in the complaints field. Every day gathers a considerable amount of them, because of the problems customers have with the FML experience that refers to assembling IKEA furniture. However, intelligence transforms frustration into creation and as a result, four developers have designed an Ikea inspired video game called Höme Improvisåtion, that concentrates especially on how hard it is to assemble pieces of furniture, even put into a virtual world that you can start over and over again.
Instructional arrows will surround the fragments of furniture in such a way that not even those who have a degree in patience can’t figure it out so easily.
The user’s manual doesn’t exist in the game. In fact, the pieces of furniture are separated into boxes and how they are being assembled together is completely up to the player. With the help of the mouse and the keyboard, the pieces can be rotated on their own axes and put in a certain position and order. However, the direction in which they are spinning is sometimes different than imagined, so the challenges of matching the holes and the margins are very much an issue.
Höme Improvisåtion is not a single player game. Three more friends can “come over the house” and start helping with their building, decorating and physics skills. Moreover, they can start yelling at the one who is trying to put the pieces together,or making different kinds of comments, just like friends, parents and known ones do in real life. Those who have tested the game say that the frustration that it succeeds in building in the player is very much alike the one that happens in real life.
The games has been created in only 48 hours by four talented minds: Aj Kolenc, Jessica Jackson, Colton Spross and Josh Faubel, who got it ready just on time for the Global Game Jam of 2015. There are two ways in which the game can be played: directly on their webside (The Stork Burnt Down) which requires an Unity Player plug-in, or by downloading it for free. For the moment, the game is available only for PC and Mac, but its probable future success will probably make it available also on other different gadgets such as tablets or smartphones.
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