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2 [[caption-width-right:350:Maggie, Beauty, and the former's beloved boyfriend.]]
3''Maggie's Apartment'' is an adventure PointAndClickGame by [=CalArts=] student Anatola Howard, released on August 1st, 2017. The player takes the role of Maggie Mallowne, a marshmallow girl trapped in her one-room apartment by a lockdown order. The entire game takes place in this apartment, with all information gleaned from the radio, Maggie's possessions, or neighbors talking through the walls or on her balcony, and the aim of the game is to discover why the apartment is on lockdown...and whether Maggie's mysterious celebrity boyfriend is hiding something.
5It can be bought on Steam and completed in three to four hours.
9!! ''Maggie's Apartment'' provides examples of:
10* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: Downplayed. [[spoiler:For a period after TheReveal, the player chooses ''Beauty's'' responses rather than Maggie's, as Maggie is too shell-shocked to think straight.]]
11* BasementDweller: Played with. Shrimp is a college dropout and lives with his mother, but is pleasant, intelligent, and actively working to develop skills for a job. As a musician, but still.
12* BigBeautifulWoman: Maggie herself is quite fat, but considered pretty by multiple characters.
13* BioAugmentation: [[spoiler:In an odd example, Ham was apparently capable of this because of his experience as a construction worker. It worked, and well enough that the only things distinguishing him from the real Randy Rosebud were his lack of hair (fixed with a stolen wig) and his voice.]]
14* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler:Maggie, when after hearing Randy's death on her radio learns that not only was her boyfriend an impostor, but the direct cause of her fan club's failure and her debt, in addition to her ''would-be murderer.'']]
15* ChekhovsGun: Literally. Officer Rascal's gun, which Maggie acquires relatively early in the game, [[spoiler:is instrumental in defending herself against Ham.]]
16* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: Rascal thinks so when drunk, at least, and is quick to arrest Shrimp on Maggie's tip-off. Maggie herself expresses no strong opinion about it, but remarks that she makes an effort to attend concerts and pay full-price.
17* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Randy is dead, Beauty is eaten, and Maggie's life is in shambles. The one bright side is that Ham's cover is blown, but whether or not he gets caught is left ambiguous.]]
18* EdibleThemeNaming: Maggie Mallowne, Shrimp Marinara, Hector Cheese...
19* EvilLaugh: Hector Cheese's specialty, even noted in the subtitles.
20-->'''Hector:''' ''[malicious laughter]''
21* FunnyBackgroundEvent: From the balcony, a number of windows can be examined to yield descriptions of these. The ambient music also occasionally fades into surreal advertisements.
22* GigglingVillain: Hector Cheese, overlaps with EvilLaugh above. He sounds constantly gleeful.
23* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: A rare instance of somebody's ''lack'' of a smoking habit signifying their villainy. [[spoiler:Maggie claims that her boyfriend never smokes, even though several advertisements are shown of Randy endorsing cigarettes. This ends up being a clue that the Randy who Maggie knows is actually an imposter.]]
24* KillAndReplace: [[spoiler:Ham's ultimate goal. He had already modified himself to look exactly like Randy, and had his plan worked, he would have stolen Randy's vocal chords to replace his own as well.]]
25* LetsMeetTheMeat: Beauty is a radish who's prone to casually suggesting that Maggie eat her. What eating her would do, exactly, is unclear.
26* LoonyFan: [[spoiler:Ham, of the KillAndReplace variety. See the entry on it above.]]
27* LovingAShadow: [[spoiler:Maggie was completely infatuated with Randy Rosebud...who her boyfriend was not. As Beauty points out, despite looking the part, Ham lacked Randy's defining qualities, but Maggie was so taken by the idea of dating her idol she ignored it.]]
28* MoonLogicPuzzle: How the ''hell'' is the player supposed to know [[spoiler:to get the bullet in the final puzzle, you need to give Beauty's tooth to Dunc so he'll give his tooth in return, which is a bullet?]]
29* PoliceAreUseless: A single officer was dispatched to investigate a [[spoiler:carbon monoxide concentration]], and that officer gets drunk and leaves his post to arrest a teenager pirating music.
30* PrettyBoy: Randy Rosebud's claim to fame, along with his smooth voice. [[spoiler:After his extensive body modifications, Ham counts too.]]
31* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Dunc gives several impressively pretentious speeches on the destructiveness of the sun while hiding in the closet.
32* SexSells: In-universe, meat is sold with husky-voiced, innuendo-laden voiceovers, and promotional material for Randy Rosebud mentions his sensuality and attractiveness constantly.
33* SmokingIsCool: Several times, gameplay is interrupted by a commercial in which Randy endorses cigarettes, and he's seen lighting one himself in a flashback.
34* SmokingIsNotCool: Beauty wears a nicotine patch to try to quit smoking, telling Maggie that she doesn't know when she started but wants to stop.
35* SmugSnake: Hector Cheese wants to make very sure Maggie understands how much control he has over her future.
36* StarScraper: The setting of the game. Maggie lives on the 982nd floor.
37* VocalDissonance: Beauty has a surprisingly soft and pleasant voice for a giant talking radish with an eyepatch and one tooth.
38* WhamLine: [[spoiler:On the paper Hector Cheese drops:]]