Day 742: Trailer Park King

Posted: 2012/11/20 in Indie Games

There are some games that inspire divided opinion. One of them is “Trailer Park King”, that is both heralded and reviled. That is reason enough to check it out, if you ask me.

But first, I have a confession to make: I’m a big fan of the TV show “Trailer Park Boys”. While it’s a counter-culture/cult-phenomenon in some countries, in Canada it was a mainstream pop culture phenomenon (similar to how Doctor Who is popular largely with science fiction fans outside the UK, but a mainstream pop culture force within the UK). While Trailer Park Boys represents absolutely nothing about what I believe and how I live my life (I’m a teetotaler, I live in suburbia, and I’m a business owner who cares nothing for slacker culture), I nonetheless ate it up as a weekly guilty pleasure for years (the show ran for 7 seasons).

So it was with interest that I saw bits and pieces in “Trailer Park King” that seemed to be nods to Trailer Park Boys, and that contributed to my enjoyment of it. The main character reminded me a bit of J-Roc, or perhaps more as the character of J-Roc imagines himself, for example.

As to the game itself, “Trailer Park King” is a point-and-click adventure. Like some others in the genre (“Get Rich or Die Gaming”, “The Rise of Gaddafish”, and “About To Blow Up Part 1” come to mind) the emphasis is more on crazy situations and humour than it is on challenging puzzles and deep backstory. And that’s OK.

“Trailer Park King” manages to be amusing enough to justify its 80 Microsoft Point price tag, so I’d recommend a download.

Here’s what the developer (Freelance Games) has to say about the game:

“He’s a gamer, a bootlegger, a photographer and a connoisseur of the Ladies! Purchase “Trailer Park King” now to get a free invisible stamp that says “I dated the Greeter”!”

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