Devolver Digital announced Fork Parker’s Crunch Out for the SNES, in partnership with Take This charity and Mega Cat Studios. The game is now currently open for pre-order.
Fork Parker’s Crunch Out follows Devolver Digital’s fictional CFO Fork Parker, who originally appeared in Serious Sam HD’s promotional video. Here’s the game’s premise according to Mega Cat Studios:
Devolver Digital CFO, Fork Parker, enjoyed a life of luxury and spent his days watching the profits roll in from the lucrative indie game publishing industry. However, an upstart new publishing label threatens to take his beloved market share, forcing the handsome executive to take matters into his own hands and start ‘motivating’ his game developers by any means necessary. Meaningless elements like “artistic integrity” and “engaging gameplay” are out the window as efficiency and deadlines now dictate the studio’s every move – welcome to crunch time.
— Mega Cat Studios (@megacatstudios) May 10, 2018
- Furious task management and questionable motivation tactics are your tools. Coffee, discipline, and shock treatment are all in play if your team slips off their production schedule.
- Spend your profits from each game wisely – do you invest in a new espresso machine to keep the your dev team happy, or buy some winged wingtips to help you zip around the office?
- Deploy strategic power-ups, like unpaid interns working for exposure and mandatory overtime to stay on track and hit that release date.
- Take executive action in exciting and intense mini-games to keep his office in order. When the internet drops out or your beloved wife calls in, only Fork and his pet piggy bank, Pork Farker, can save the game and the bottom line.
Fork Parker’s Crunch Out will be available for the SNES, and is available for pre-order. There’s also a special edition that lights up. 100% of the funds go towards the mental health effort by Take This charity.