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March 24, 2009 11:32 AM   Subscribe

Host Master and the Conquest of Humor. A point and click adventure about Tim Schafer gathering jokes for the GDC. Pixel hunting on a level not for the faint of heart.
posted by juv3nal (30 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
I got through Meat Circus by grit and determination. You kids have it easy.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 11:49 AM on March 24, 2009


Well, gee. All I get is a black box with "Do you have a sound card installed Y/N" running across it. Of course, it doesn't accept any input from either mouse or keyboard.

Sound card? I'm guessing this needs a "Windows Only" tag.
posted by Thorzdad at 11:49 AM on March 24, 2009


Bah. Never mind. Guess I didn't get the joke.
posted by Thorzdad at 11:50 AM on March 24, 2009


This is silly. I'm enjoying it. (I hit N at the sound card page and it seems to work fine for me.)
posted by marginaliana at 11:53 AM on March 24, 2009


Free game: Psychonauts (for Windows)

Abandonware (multiplatform, use SCUMMVM):
Monkey Island 1 and 2
Day of the Tentacle
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 12:05 PM on March 24, 2009


Also I think Psychonauts only works on 32-bit Windows.

Also those are Tim Schafer games hence the relevance.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 12:07 PM on March 24, 2009


And how could we forget the amazing Grim Fandango? (Sadly, not free.)
posted by archagon at 12:07 PM on March 24, 2009


Also, his company blog can be pretty funny.
posted by archagon at 12:10 PM on March 24, 2009


There's more than meets the eye.
posted by unsupervised at 12:29 PM on March 24, 2009


22? 22?! I've gotten six.
posted by stavrogin at 12:34 PM on March 24, 2009


i know, right? i got 12, so i'm better than you, but 22? i need to find 10 more jokes? what am i supposed to do with this half of a rubber chicken?
posted by sexyrobot at 12:44 PM on March 24, 2009


22? 22?! I've gotten six.
That's just to scare you, you big sissy ;)
Some of the objects count for more than 1 joke.
posted by juv3nal at 12:55 PM on March 24, 2009


Yeah, you get 5 jokes at a time and then 10 jokes at a time for completing two of the puzzles.

This was great. Thanks!
posted by bookwo3107 at 1:00 PM on March 24, 2009


ok, I finished. I almost passed out from being so entertained.
posted by stavrogin at 1:13 PM on March 24, 2009


I started playing this, then realized I need to go home to finish it! AHHH! No save button! So, I guess I start again once I leave my office hours!
posted by strixus at 1:25 PM on March 24, 2009


#!@$%# Meat Circus.

(mumbles to self)
posted by blenderfish at 1:37 PM on March 24, 2009


I only have 11 jokes! And when I went looking for hints, I found a blog post that said "well worth the 10-20 minutes it takes you to finish." Sheesh.
posted by marginaliana at 1:45 PM on March 24, 2009


for real, though. stuck firmly at 11 jokes and the half a rubber chicken, here. help greatly appreciated.
posted by shmegegge at 2:55 PM on March 24, 2009


Use the key in the cigar box.
posted by stavrogin at 2:57 PM on March 24, 2009


Now that I think about it, you both must have done that already. ok, put the cut cloth in the sink, turn it on and use the remote.
posted by stavrogin at 2:59 PM on March 24, 2009


yeah 10 jokes at once really helps when you have 12...
which chicken half?
went through moonwalk mode in 5 mins! i am fast like greasy lightning!
posted by sexyrobot at 3:01 PM on March 24, 2009


Now that I think about it, you both must have done that already. ok, put the cut cloth in the sink, turn it on and use the remote.

I already did that. That's how I got half the rubber chicken.
posted by shmegegge at 3:02 PM on March 24, 2009


look closelier at the matchbook...
posted by sexyrobot at 3:09 PM on March 24, 2009


also...do you have 11 or 11 and a half jokes?
posted by sexyrobot at 3:10 PM on March 24, 2009


open magazine
pick up newspaper
pick up bear
pick up mobile phone
push eye of bear
pick up strange artifact
open cigar box
look at cigar box
use key cigar box
pick up portrait
pick up ripped note
look at upside down matchbook 186891
look at wall safe 186891
pick up bathroom reader
pick up odd remote
push stool
pick up yellow piece of paper
use newspaper yellow piece of paper 032084
text JOKE to 032084 on phone
use cigar cutter cloth
pick up cloth
pick up scrap of card
pick up sugary cereal open, use cigar cutter cereal, open, look
look at italian dinner jacket
open fridge
take popsicles, open, use popsicle self
take note
open mirror
pick up shred
use cloth sink
turn on sink
use remote
pick up odd thing
assemble chicken, use light switch, look chicken, click on chicken
posted by stavrogin at 3:15 PM on March 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


You get the other half of the chicken by pressing the bear's eye.
posted by stavrogin at 3:16 PM on March 24, 2009


thank you very much. i feel more complete, having unlocked moonwalk mode.
posted by shmegegge at 3:37 PM on March 24, 2009


Meat Circus wasn't so bad, not after climbing that damned tower.

Psychonauts derail: I'm playing through it again actually, this time with an Xbox 360 controller (which really helps!). God, I love that game. (It's free on GameTap, sure, but for those who hate GameTap as much as I do, it's also available on Steam for practically free.)

I should also warn potential Psychonauts players that the first few levels of the game suck. Well, I mean, they're okay (except that awful raver level), but it's not until you get to Lungfishopolis and beyond that the game starts getting really twisted/hilarious/awesome.

(I hate adventure games, so no comment on the FPP. Heh.)
posted by neckro23 at 4:53 PM on March 24, 2009


Oh wow, I thoroughly enjoyed that! It brought tears of joy and nostalgia to my eyes. (I didn't even have to pixel-hunt, my cursor fell upon the eye quite accidentally!) It also reminds me that I loved those old LucasArts games for the humor, most of all.

Dear Tim and Doublefine, please make more. xoxo
posted by Lush at 8:45 PM on March 24, 2009


BONUS: Try the verb "turn on" + any object in the room (or any verb with any object, for that matter) and see all the unique responses. Hours of fun!
posted by Lush at 9:45 PM on March 24, 2009


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