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My "Dear" Boss is an Adobe Flash video game by Origaming published in 2012. The game has you play as an employee who keeps getting his ideas refused by his boss. Frustrated, he decides to kick the boss as revenge. To do just that, you have to click a button as the kick-o-meter is as close to the center possible. Along the way, he will get hit by birds, dogs, protesters, ex-employees, cars, and more. After each run, you can buy upgrades and new shoes to reach three goals, those being the boss's house, a hospital, and the cemetery.


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  • Achievement System: 20 achievements can be earned for reaching a far enough distance, hitting things, or getting upgrades.
  • Bad Boss: The boss himself, who abuses his employee by literally throwing papers in his face.
  • Big Ball of Violence: If boss gets in a fight with a demonstrant, an ex-employee, or a construction worker, the game displays it as a dust cloud.
  • Brown Bag Mask: Crazed ex-employees put brown paper bags on their heads.
  • Diegetic Interface: The game's menu is shown on screen on the protagonist's iPhone clone, with most of the options being apps.
  • Fanfare: Once the boss shows up from space as a superhero, the game punctuates it with a resounding "da da dah!"
  • iPhony: The protagonist has a smartphone that resembles an early iPhone with its coloring and interface.
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  • Motion Blur: The boss tends to be blurry if he flies fast enough.
  • Moving the Goalposts: Reach the boss's home at 100000 m? Now reach the hospital at 500000 m in the next launch. Did that? Get him to the cemetary at 1000000 m. The game pushes new goals like this two times and puts them on the progressbar.
  • Permanently Missable Content: If you don't get the achievement for making the boss land in poo 5 times before buying the "Anti Poo" upgrade, that achievement becomes impossible to get due to that upgrade getting rid of it.
  • Sarcastic Title: The boss is not held in high regard or kind, therefore the employee kicks him for revenge, which is partly why the the title uses quotation marks.
  • Speed Lines: White lines appear on the side of the screen if the boss flies fast enough.
  • Tears of Joy: After the boss literally reaches his grave, the employee can be seen kneeling and crying happily.
  • Toilet Humor: One of the obstacles in the road is a huge pile of crap. If the boss hits it, he'll get much slower.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: Just when the employee thinks he's done a good job with the new paper, the boss again rejects it and throws the paper in his face.

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