You know when you’re feeling a bit agitated or possibly drunk and all you want to do is be a total dick bag, shit-starting asshole? Where you keep tripping your friends and knocking things out of their hand and then make fun of their voice when they complain? Oh… you’re a nice person? All the time? Well then… I’ll just show you the door.
Now that that loser is out of our hair, let’s get down to business. Dude, Stop is a microgame extravaganza not unlike WarioWare, but as opposed to the absurdist games of Waaaaaa-rio, Dude, Stop has a very clear goal—to annoy the living shit outta the moderately OCD game host.
The host doesn’t introduce himself (and I don’t even know why I’m calling him or her a host except for lack of a better word), but as you are presented with such tasks as placing a stamp on an envelope or completing an easy four-row combo with the straight Tetris block, you have a choice: are you going to be boring and do things the right way, or are you going to piss off this lame tight-ass narrator, like he deserves?
But Dude, Stop doesn’t just present you with objectively good/bad options such as whether or not to leave a Lego® (DON’T SUE MEH LEGO!) piece on the floor to permanently maim the next person to enter the room, but also matters of taste. For instance, you’re going to get called a monster if you choose Comic Sans as your font of choice (bleh!), and you’re likewise going to be in trouble if you click Internet Explorer over Chrome, put a sock on before the sandal, or vote for the man on the ballot with the untameable blond hairpiece. So if you’re going to get fussy with humor about your tacky, passe or republican inclinations, then it might not be the game for you.
Vote on the Dude, Stop‘s Greenlight to help it on its way to Steam! There’s also a demo out on the developer’s itch.io page you can play now. Or you can save yourself the download and watch me play it: