Video Game: The Wonderful End of the World
The Wonderful End of the World
is a game released by indie developer Dejobaan games in 2008. As the title suggests, the world is about to end (about to be eaten
, to be specific), and it's up to you and your sticky marionette-thing to save as much stuff as you can to colonise a new one. Essentially a Katamari Damacy clone
(albeit it a rather well-made one), it still has enough of its own charm and tongue-in-cheek humour to be a distinct experience, and is probably the closest PC gamers will get to a Katamari game. The most obvious difference is that instead of rolling a ball of clutter, you control a stick man made of clutter. It can be bought from Steam
or the developer's website
This Video Game contains examples of:
- Excuse Plot: Only time it's really brought up is in the theme song and in the final, apocalyptic level.
- Expository Theme Tune: The main menu background music gives just about all the plot the game has.
- The Fantastic Trope of Wonderous Titles
- Follow the Leader: It's a pretty blatant copy of Katamari Damacy.
- And they even made it just as ridiculous in its own way.
- Level Ate: The level Sugar Candy is made out of candy
- Lost Forever: You grow as you become larger. However, small items in corner tend to be hard to reach, sometimes impossible depending on the level.
- Paper People: The level Rice Paper Parade has everything as paper cut-outs in a 3D world.
- Pinball Scoring: It parodies this by giving your score as a very literal count of how many items you've assimilated, with, written after it in brackets, '(billion)'.
- Planet Eater: What's going to cause the titular end of the world. Never seen in-game, but apparently has the head of a fish.
- Saving the World: Although more in the sense of saving a document.
- Schizophrenic Difficulty
- Secret Level: These two levels are filled with crates, and are part of the Valve Alternate Reality Game concerning potatos..
- Shout-Out: Many, many, many. To start with, the Arcadia level has you collecting things from Pong, Pac-Man, a light-cycle, Centipede, and Tetris, the Bibliodiscotheque level (set in a library) has a giant orang-outang and a flying turtle, and the Sky Mall level has a white toy pick-up truck being chased by toy police cars.
- Visual Pun: Also numerous. For example, a computer with an actual mouse (the computer mice are scurrying around like actual mice).