What if I were to tell you that there was a game called The Preposterous Awesomeness of Everything currently looking for your support on Steam Greenlight? If you’re anything like me, you’d likely be afraid it was a game trying to get by solely on the absurdity of its goofball title. And if so, then yet again your (my) pessimism will have led us down the path of… being pleasantly surprised!
In The Preposterous Awesomeness of Everything you star as a naked man with an oddly-proportioned face living amongst a tribe of other equally bizarre-looking humanoids. But while everyone else only seem interested in “pissing about”, the protagonist with the pixelated penis seems to want more from life. Get to know characters like Anthony, a mentally-handicapped person who everyone assumes is a genius because of his large fluid-filled head, or Brad and Dan, identical twins who are not recognized as such by anyone because Brad wears a hat. Yes, it’s some real quirky business alright, and very well might fall into the wrong sector of humor for some sorts. But I don’t know any of those people. Do you?
Gameplay-wise, TPAoE is a verb-based click adventure, which means that when you want to talk to a person or examine something, you have a variety of options as to how to interact with the other entity. You very well may “talk to” or “examine” a person, but you might also decide to “pray for” an individual who seems in need of a little divine intervention, or even dish out a burn with “disrespect”.
The game is meant to be a satire of the whole of human history, which is quite an undertaking. From our chaotic past, to our current illusion of democratic order, to our likely future of bouncing around in the unknown of outer space, TPAoE looks to make every point in human history seem both totally rad and utterly asinine. Which just about sums it up perfectly.
Below is the trailer followed by a gameplay video, if you want to actually see how the thing plays. And make sure to help get it on Steam by voting yes on their Greenlight here.