The number one enemy of power lines is squirrels. If your power or cable gets affected on a clear, blue sky day? A squirrel probably is somewhere along that line, completely fried. Raccoons, similarly, are the kinds of pests that have become a part of our urban lives.
Brooklyn Trash King by Ben Esposito is a game about trying to fund a Kickstarter for a Steampunk MMORPG, but being thwarted. Naturally there’s more to it than that, but the game manages to capture elements of self-promotion and failure. Having watched several people go through the incredibly stressful process of Kickstart-ing a game, you see the moments of desperation that Brooklyn Trash King captures so well.
The craziness brings its own brand of levity, the absurdity of the whole situation buoyed by the real confusion and desperation of crowd-funding, the search for virality, and trying to figure out what will make your audience love you.
Brooklyn Trash King is relatively short for a single playthrough at under 5 minutes depending on which path you take and what speed you read.