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The hit Esperanto interactive simulator "Pato Viro Simulilo" available in English Language.
August 27, 2009 8:09 AM   Subscribe

78641 is a "hit Esperanto interactive simulator" now available in English - a surreal freeware adventure game in which you play a frying pan named Dougo Beaches who deals with car trouble. There is time traveling. And don't worry, the Ethiopian children who drew the artwork were "paid in candy / peanut substance." Video trailer. Windows only.

Inspired silliness from GZ Storm, which also brought you "Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden" the rogue-like "Sewer Goblet - The Wu-Tang Clan and the Wu-Tang Baby" and the Ungus Fungus comic strip.
posted by jbickers (13 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
I was going to protest the Windows-only, but if Ungus Fungus is representative, maybe I should thank them instead.
posted by DU at 8:20 AM on August 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


Because if there is one thing Windows users love, it's installing random freeware on their machine! It always works out so well for them!
posted by hippybear at 8:22 AM on August 27, 2009


Um, +1 por la Esperanto.
posted by everichon at 8:37 AM on August 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


I always make sure to "Run As Administrator" whenever I find random programs on the internet, just in case the developer forgot to write it properly. It can't hurt, right?
posted by blue_beetle at 8:42 AM on August 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


Barkley: Shut Up and Jam Gaiden is mankind's greatest triumph.
posted by shadow vector at 9:00 AM on August 27, 2009 [2 favorites]


Sandboxie is a nice tool for protecting your system from random executables that you run on Windows.
posted by burnmp3s at 9:02 AM on August 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


Barkley: Shut Up and Jam Gaiden is mankind's greatest triumph.

Totally.

The trailer alone is a major achievement. The game itself is all that and more.
posted by Copronymus at 9:22 AM on August 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


While we are on the topic of Esperanto, here is Shatner speaking it in the film Incubus from 1965.
posted by GavinR at 9:30 AM on August 27, 2009


> I was going to protest the Windows-only

Geeze, guys. I can't run Windows-only games (and I appreciate the heads-up) but I like this post. The first link alone makes it worthwhile; the rest are gravy. Silliness like that is good for you.
posted by ardgedee at 9:40 AM on August 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


This is the sort of creative surealism that is missing from the mainstream gaming industry.

We want surrealism and weirdness in our entertainment.
posted by flexiverse at 10:08 AM on August 27, 2009


Kial ne ludas Esperante? Facilas lerni la lingvo dum ludado.
posted by Araucaria at 10:59 AM on August 27, 2009


... And of course, there is no original Esperanto version. Darn it!
posted by Araucaria at 11:03 AM on August 27, 2009


This is what 1992 should have been like.
posted by not_on_display at 11:17 AM on August 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


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