Yes. For real. It’s about, um, stacking fine hats on gentlemen. Max Gentlemen is a game about stacking hats while hilariously muscular gentlemen brawl and tussle and sensually wax each others’ moustaches and all the other things hilariously muscular gentlemen do.
It’s free, though a quick look at the Steam page reveals a couple (thankfully not too pricey) microtransaction bundles for characters, hats, and levels.
The story behind the game’s creation is fantastic. Put on your too-tiny-for-your-gigantic-chiselled-face reading glasses and take a gander at this:
“Max Gentlemen was first thought up as an afterthought to a spam email, for penis pills. We never read that email; instead we dreamt up the world of Max Gentlemen; A world of extreme victorian gents.”
“Max Gentlemen was a much larger game more akin to some sort of action-dating-sim. It was stupid. We dropped it. Then along came a Game Jam to make a drinking-themed game in one month for an arcade cabinet. We ran with one of our various mini-game ideas. The resulting game was met with much praise.”
“We brought the game to PAX East on a tiny arcade cabinet and once again, to our surprise, people loved it. They wanted to buy it. We decided we needed to give it our full attention. I thought it would take a month or two.”
“Many months later we ran a Kickstarter and raised 2,469% of our modest $US500 goal. Sadly we did not reach our strech goal to make Max Gentlemen into a Victorian Style MMO. However, We did learn that the indie game body pillow market is a vast blue ocean of opportunity.”
“In the next few months we built a custom arcade cabinet and brought the game back to PAX East to showcase in the Indie Megabooth. Everyone there had a blast and reaffirmed our wavering spirits. The game was taking much longer than anticipated but had also grown into a handsome steroid-charged flower.”
“Now, Max Gentlemen is available to you.”
Yes, the Kickstarter really did offer the most salacious of body pillows. It also prominently featured the phrase EXTREME MANNERS.
Max Gentlemen is on Steam right now. It’s free. You can also find a mobile version on Apple and Android’s app stores.