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December 4, 2012 1:04 PM Subscribe
Dikembe Mutombo's 4 1/2 Weeks to Save the World
is the tale of the struggle of Dikembe Mutombo to prevent the end of the world due to the Mayan calendar running out of time. You have to stop people from dancing Gangnam style and persuade Ohio to vote; you have to destroy cheap Black Friday toys; you have to destroy the Powerball winning numbers to prevent a literal Hollywood fatcat from producing another Vampire romance. And the game is an ad for a product that appears once in the loading screen.
Advertising firm Wieden+Kennedy comes up with the concepts for each weekly installment and Canabalt creator Adam Saltsman implements them. Expect two more episodes before the end of the world. More info
The concept of a basketball player as a gaming hero has precedent in indie darling Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden
and older games such as Michael Jordan: Chaos in the Windy City
and Shaq Fu