Knuckle Sandwich, by Melbourne based developer Andrew Brophy, is a video game about all the terrible jobs you've ever had. And let's face facts — we've all had them.
An RPG in the vein of Mother or the Mario & Luigi games, you play as a young man, moving into the city for the first time, starting a job at a random rundown diner. Soon he is dragged into a strange mystery involving cults, missing persons and a mysterious figure called The Number One.
It all sounds fascinating.
According to Andrew, it's all based on a series of terrible hospitality jobs he worked during his late teens. His aim? To make something relatable to anyone who has ever had a terrible job, which is pretty much every single one of us, let's be honest. Another goal? To deconstruct RPG tropes and mechanics. There's turn-based combat in the game. One of your moves? The ability to curl up into a ball when someone attacks you, which is pretty much how I would defend myself in a real life physical altercation. That or 'run away'.
He's released a huge number of GIFs that give you a great idea of the style of Knuckle Sandwich. I love the look of it.
You can follow the development of Knuckle Sandwich on this blog.