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Apr 27, 2011 | 3:04 AM EDT

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Hi my name is Arty McArtson, I am a first year art major at the Art Institute of Williamsburg. I just took my first intro to philosophy course last semester, and now I understand everything about the world! Please enjoy my new postmodern piece, Dear Diary. It is a subtle yet poignant criticism of the modern "doggy dog" society we live in. I hope you enjoy it, and, if you don't, it's probably just too deep for you!

WASD and/or arrow keys move in most cases. The mouse is used to look. Other controls are generally specified or obvious.



Rated 5 / 5 stars


That was awesome.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


completely captures the stuff of quintessential monarchical kerfuffle. my eyes bled all the way through, but from something unrelated. and yes, bad doggy-dog.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


The current score is at 3.63.
I think most people outside there prefers a nice art and fun game instead of some deep understanding one.
You did a nice job in not acting like the crowd.Perharps.
I liked your message on this game.Nice job.Hope people understand it too.Or starts to change their minds.


Rated 1.5 / 5 stars

With you, man.

I was almost convinced I was the only one fed up with the relentless special-snowflake complex that's been plaguing indie games. This probably won't keep people from rationalizing a weak game with a slapdash philosophical message, but it's good to know that there's at least something self-aware out there.

I'm kind of showing a double standard here since I'm also justifying a weak game by bringing up its message, but I have a feeling you didn't toss this out there to become internet famous.

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Rated 3.5 / 5 stars


The game's message was nicely issued. Despite the minimalist graphics and the awful music, it fulfilled its purpose. And the quotes were excellent.
But YOU- are a narcissist. Others artists works emerged from their spontaneous emotional impulses and were created to express those feelings. This is a satire, I know, but that doesn't justify thay you say theirs are lame, just because you don't feel that way.

PsychoPop responds:

This satire is criticizing people who DON'T make their art from emotion, though. It is criticizing people who say "I have as shit game idea, but maybe if I add a shit philosophy to it, like "DOWN WITH THE MAN" or "MAKE LOVE NOT WAR" it will be good!"

And my anger with people who give true artists a bad name by making shit like that is why I made this game!

So in a way, this is an art game expressing the emotion of anger caused by bad art games. Holy shit I'm meta as fuck.