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* RickRoll: A locked treasure chest in town contains a video player, that, when used, pauses the game and pops up a web browser to play the Website/YouTube video of Music/RickAstley's "Never Gonna Give You Up".


* RickRoll: A locked treasure chest in town contains a video player, that, when used, pauses the game and pops up a web browser to play the YouTube video of Music/RickAstley's "Never Gonna Give You Up".

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* RickRoll: A locked treasure chest in town contains a video player, that, when used, pauses the game and pops up a web browser to play the YouTube Website/YouTube video of Music/RickAstley's "Never Gonna Give You Up".


** During a CutScene, Lance is able to make a fairy who was chasing Tabitha to make her buy Facebook stock cough up and die by saying, [[Theatre/PeterPan "I don't belive in fairies"]].

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** During a CutScene, Lance is able to make a fairy who was chasing Tabitha to make her buy Facebook stock cough up and die by saying, [[Theatre/PeterPan [[Theatre/PeterPan1904 "I don't belive in fairies"]].


** One item in the game is called Galileean Sandals, which let you [[{{Jesus}} walk on water]].

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** One item in the game is called Galileean Sandals, which let you [[{{Jesus}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} walk on water]].


* CyanidePill: An item you can buy in the General Store is JJ's Fruit-Aid, which kills you if you drink it.

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* CyanidePill: An item you can buy in the General Store is JJ's [[Film/{{Jonestown}} JJ]]'s Fruit-Aid, which kills you if you drink it.


* FlyoverCountry: Lance's home is offically named the "Flyover Province of Borringshire".

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* FlyoverCountry: Lance's home is offically named the called "Flyover Province of Borringshire".Borringshire" by the opening narrator.


** During a CutScene, Lance is able to make a fairy who was chasing Tabitha to make her buy Facebook stock cough up and die but saying, [[Theatre/PeterPan "I don't belive in fairies"]].

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** During a CutScene, Lance is able to make a fairy who was chasing Tabitha to make her buy Facebook stock cough up and die but by saying, [[Theatre/PeterPan "I don't belive in fairies"]].


* HyperspaceArsenal: Lance carfries a refrigerator around in his pocket.

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* HyperspaceArsenal: Lance carfries carries a refrigerator around in his pocket.


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** During a CutScene, Lance is able to make a fairy who was chasing Tabitha to make her buy Facebook stock cough up and die but saying, [[Theatre/PeterPan "I don't belive in fairies"]].


* GenreSavvy: Tabitha, thanks to everything she learned in Sidekick School



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* NoFourthWall: All. The. Time.

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''The Ditty of Carmeana'' is a parody of action-adventure and other video games, especially ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''. It spoofs many of the clichés and weird situations that occur in video games. Although currently just a demo, it got some attention after Vinny from WebVideo/VineSauce streamed a playthrough of it.

A playable demo for Windows can be downloaded [[http://www.indiedb.com/games/the-ditty-of-carmeana/downloads/windows-installer4 here]].

The WebVideo/VineSauce videos can be watched [[http://youtu.be/5kwgjkiwMNA here]] (full stream) and [[http://youtu.be/4ljD_jru3Og here]] (a shorter highlight reel). They are full of spoilers, of course.

Note: The gamer is asked to type in the Hero's name, but regardless of how it's spelled, it's pronounced "Lance". We will just spell it "Lance" in the trope listings.

'''Warning: Spoilers not marked in the trope listing. Read at your own risk.'''
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!!''The Ditty of Carmeana'' provides examples of:

* AmericanGothicCouple: They appear as [[{{NPC}} NPCs]] (with creepily happy faces) and are Lance's parents.
* AnachronismStew: The game is ostensibly set in medieval times but shamelessly throws in modern culture and technology, including a basketball player in full uniform, characters from a Grant Wood painting from 1930, and a credit card.
* ArbitrarilyLargeBankAccount: Once you obtain a credit card, you can buy as much of anything in the game as you want. (Presumably you don't have to pay it off since this is just a demo.)
* ButThouMust:
** After Lance talks to Mrs. Perry about her new invention, the refrigerator, he says that he should take it with him. If he tries to run away without taking the refrigerator, he will walk back to it, face the gamer, and say, "I said, 'I think I should take it with me'."
** If Lance tells Corporal Howser that he doesn't want to join the Army, Tabitha will berate him until he accedes.[[note]]If Lance says "no" enough times, the manner in which she berates him changes amusingly.[[/note]]
* CameraScrew: {{Invoked}} by the menu system, where the list of enemies contains an entry for The Camera, which is described as the most insidious enemy in the whole game. (It also happens to be the ''only'' enemy in the demo, but never mind that.)
* {{Cap}}: Lance is not capable of carrying more than ten frequent flyer miles unless he buys a money bag that can hold 500 miles from the General Store (which, of course, costs 11 miles). This, despite the fact that he can carry [[HyperspaceArsenal a whole refrigerator]] in his pocket.
* CaveBehindTheFalls: There is a waterfall in Borringshire, behind which is a cave containting an InexplicableTreasureChest. A cut scene preceding this parodies how there always seems to be a treasure behind the waterfall.
* CyanidePill: An item you can buy in the General Store is JJ's Fruit-Aid, which kills you if you drink it.
* ExpositionBreak: While talking to Uncle Stoopnixie, a CutScene occurs to explain how Lance and Tabitha met (ten minutes ago).
* FacePlant: During a bonus CutScene. As Lance charges out on his Glorious Quest to Rescue the Princess, he trips over a rock and faceplants into the ground.
* FairyCompanion: Tabitha
* FictionalCurrency: The de facto unit of currency is the frequent-flyer mile.
* FlyoverCountry: Lance's home is offically named the "Flyover Province of Borringshire".
* TheGrimReaper: Appears in a cut scene in an AfterlifeAntechamber the first time Lance dies. Has an [[NewAgeRetroHippie unusual look for Death]].
* HippieVan: The "chariot" that carries Lance's soul back to Earth when he continues looks like a VW Bus.
* HoldUpYourScore: There's a wall in the game that Lance will vault over rather than just jumping. A few seconds after that, the game will flash Olympic scoring results for the jump.
* HyperspaceArsenal: Lance carfries a refrigerator around in his pocket.
* InexplicableTreasureChests: Several, including one in a gazebo in town that hasn't been opened in years.
* NoFourthWall:
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Corporal Howser, when recruiting Lance for the Army.
* TheOverworld: The Borringshire countryside
* PamphletShelf: Played with. The Borrington Library is actually a small table with a few books on it inside the Gymnasium.
* PowerUp: Magic Spleens (which you have to eat raw)
* RickRoll: A locked treasure chest in town contains a video player, that, when used, pauses the game and pops up a web browser to play the YouTube video of Music/RickAstley's "Never Gonna Give You Up".
* SarcasticDevotee: Tabitha, to Lance.
* SaveThePrincess: The object of the game (though you never get close to it in the demo). The phrase "Rescue the Princess" is marked with a trademark sign everywhere it appears in the game, even in the captions.
* ShootingGallery: There's a bonus shooting gallery where the object is not to hit the target, but to miss the target.
* ShoutOut:
** Lance's parents are the two farmers from Grant Wood's painting ''[[AmericanGothicCouple American Gothic]]''.
** The jars located around Borrington look exactly like the jars in ''[[Videogame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Zelda]]'', and contain artifacts from other video games and {{Macguffin}}s from various movies.
** One item in the game is called Galileean Sandals, which let you [[{{Jesus}} walk on water]].
** The chamber where Lance wakes up after he dies is Number [[Literature/GrailQuest 14]].
* SignificantAnagram: Quite a few, it seems to be a source of a lot of names. Examples:
** Tito Raul, the gym teacher, is an anagram of "tutorial".
** Stoopnixie is an anagram of "exposition".
** Bowtudgel, the name of the kingdom where the game takes place, is an anagram of "low budget".
* SmallAnnoyingCreature: Tabitha is deliberately designed to be one, parodying Navi from ''Videogame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime''.
** At one point she says, "Hey! Listen!"
* SuperDrowningSkills: Lance can't swim and he drowns if he jumps into deep water.
* {{Tradesnark}}: Video game clichés such as "Rescue the Princess" are trademarked, even in the captions.
* UnlockableContent: The demo unlocks the town gates and the shooting gallery when you "beat" it.
* UselessItem:
** The jars around town contain "artifacts", which are items that the game describes as useless except to sell or for alchemy, neither of which are found in the demo.
** Most of the items you can buy in stores are useless. Also the Refrigerator and the Banskerian Cap.
** All weapons you can find or buy are useless since there are no enemies in the demo.
* WalkOnWater: You can do this after you've obtained the Galileean sandals.
* YouALLLookFamiliar: Many of the {{NPC}}s use the same character models.
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