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February 10, 2006 5:45 AM   Subscribe

McDonald's: The Videogame. A scathing critique of lousy corporate and environmental practices, or an entertainingly complex little game about the fast food industry? A little from column A, a little from column B. Torch diseased cows with the flamethrower, corrupt politicians and environmentalists, plant genetically modified soy in what used to be the rain forests of South America, force your employees to smile all the livelong day, and try not to bankrupt the company. Be sure to read the tutorial first. (Flash.)
posted by Gator (11 comments total)
Even if I weren't a vegan, I'd find this funny.

Mmm... gooey....
posted by malusmoriendumest at 6:05 AM on February 10, 2006

Molleindustria always does good work.
posted by Tlogmer at 6:26 AM on February 10, 2006

"You'll discover all the dirty secrets that made us one of the biggest company of the world."

When you think of all the care that went into this beautiful presentation, you'd think they'd proofread the front page.
posted by Faze at 6:30 AM on February 10, 2006

Haven't actually played the game to draw my own conclusions, but I saw this posted in the Consumerist a bit ago.

We’re not quite sure what this “anti-advergame” from MolleIndustria is supposed to be teaching us, but here’s what we learned...Running a profitable, multinational corporation takes a lot of hard work and skill...It’s fun to incinerate cows with a flamethrowing robot."
posted by tpl1212 at 6:52 AM on February 10, 2006

Here's what I learned: if I took over McDonalds, I could put it out of business in about 48 seconds.
posted by you just lost the game at 7:52 AM on February 10, 2006

I can't get it to load in Firefox or IE :(
posted by grouse at 9:29 AM on February 10, 2006

So far my top "score" has been about $140,000, and I managed to keep the business running until the year 2091, when the whole system came crashing down -- I somehow ran out of burgers, and when cows finally came into the feedlot I was out of fodder and the cows starved to death (turned into skeletons) while the queues in the store just built up. Ah, the terrifying lows, the dizzying highs, the creamy middles...
posted by Gator at 10:06 AM on February 10, 2006

It did load eventually, just took a really long time.
posted by grouse at 10:25 AM on February 10, 2006

At first glance I was totally hoping for a remake of the classic McDonalds commercial NES game McKids.
posted by saraswati at 4:26 PM on February 10, 2006

I'd prefer it if they didn't force you to be corrupt to succeed. I know, I know, that's the whole point...
posted by dhartung at 8:22 PM on February 10, 2006

McKids! The instant I heard that word (though in England it was called McDonaldland I think?) I heard the shrill theme music in my ears. There's conditioning for ya :P
posted by wookienookie at 3:25 AM on February 11, 2006

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