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Starting The Game

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Starting the Game is a game about a non-experienced end user who is trying to download and play a game.

List of features:

  • Fully narrated by a native English speaker
  • Steam achievements
  • Gaming/tech/IT memes
  • Simulation of various OS's
  • Terrible design

Can you survive being a computer newbie and will you actually get to play a game?
Let's see...
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Garage Games
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP
  • Processor: Dual core
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics
  • Storage: 100 MB available space
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: QuadCore
  • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD2000 or better
  • Storage: 200 MB available space
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Last Modified: Dec 7, 2023

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Starting The Game reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from French
Stanley parable fan? Get a little closer. Starting the game, released in 2018, is an independent game based on humour, same and absurdity. We're playing a beginner player who wants to start a game. A small voice is there for us... to help? The most: this game is a small nugdo. It's a constant troll, a variety of things and a spicy humor. Basically, a voice sees will "Guide" us to launch a game. But... It doesn't really happen as planned. The graphics are deliberately disgusting. I think most of the texts and drawings have been done on paint, mouse, and it adds a very funny WTF side. The lifespan is short, about 15-30min of play, depending on if you try to break the game (hence my reference to Stanley stoppable, because the voice has this side "do what I say, idiot"), and if you try to have all the successes. Besides, hat to the narrator of the story, his voice is of good quality, and he has a good tone ^^ the less: Hum... Some passages are not obvious to unblock, especially in the end, where I have galed to find what to do ^^. N.B.: the developer has decided to add content in the coming months, which is good news. Game to follow so. Conclusion: If you are fans of the games in the line of Stanley parable, this game is made for you. Listen to the voice, or reputhe. ____ If you have found this evaluation useful, come join our curation page!
Translated by
Microsoft from Russian
Starting The Game is a monument to The American Internet of The year 2018. Moderately funny jokes, invented by some zabashgornyj a scale; A bunch of memes, outdated already at the time of the release of the "Game"; Click on everything that comes across the eyes, instead of gameplay; The atmosphere of the cheeky retinopathy-well at least that there are no screers and shock-content! (They would not fit into the Internet context of the 2018 sample). Alas, at the moment I have nothing to praise Starting The Game, although to put it "Do not recommend" for some reason, too, do not want. Perhaps, all because if instead of modern memes it would be devoted to the memes of the late 2000s, my heart would immediately melt, and from the eyes would be flowed salty nostalgic tears? (even though I would still be angry that it is possible to pass this slush on the knee of a little thing in 20 minutes). Perhaps, the years will go to the project for the benefit, and in ten years some grown-up "teenager from 2018" with surprise and Joy will discover this abyss nostalgic thrash-memetiki, but today it is not particularly impressive, and not too Amuses. To Consider Starting The Game even as a "one-button game" is seriously impossible-it is rather an art project, an attempt to make a "snapshot" of the life of the Internet user from 2018; Attempt to capture the atmosphere, themes and moods of this life. As a result, however, there was a vinaigrette, in which all was sticking and at once (from the Pjudipai with Meinkraft to cryptocurrency with non-letting and greedy to drivers PC-games)-in 2019 look at all this is not too interesting, because this goodness is really enough in The real Internet, therefore it is better to buy this development at a big discount. However, after ten years, perhaps Starting The Game will begin to get much more flattering feedback from players who open it for themselves for the first time. Or years after five-the Internet today is changing very quickly. Or never-because time can betray her and all these memes. Let us wait and see. Now I am sure only that for the discount $0.09 refanto Starting The Game does not want-and this, in fact, is already a good sign.
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