Lynchian PC Game September 6, 2016 11:07 AM   Subscribe

I've been looking in the Metafilter archives for a post about a free downloadable PC game. It had a retro side scroller design that was heavy into atmosphere and dream logic with a kind of a Soviet Russia look to it. It only had a number for a title (about four to six digits long) and the protagonist wasn't human (toaster? sandwich? yeah, that kind of odd). I'm pretty sure this was before I joined Metafilter in 2013 because otherwise I would have it favorited, and all my searches have all come up empty. Anyone remember it?
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI to MetaFilter-Related at 11:07 AM (14 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

Arrrrgh. I know this. I have no idea.
posted by iamkimiam at 11:12 AM on September 6, 2016

Hi, I know you're not talking about QWOP, but, like, what if you were?
posted by phunniemee at 11:20 AM on September 6, 2016 [3 favorites]

posted by Etrigan at 11:25 AM on September 6, 2016


No, but that does look cool.
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI at 11:27 AM on September 6, 2016

Unfortunately, TIGDB (from TIGSource) seems to be down right now (for me only?), but you could also check indieDB or mobygames. This is assuming that you’re confident about the number-for-a-title bit.
posted by Going To Maine at 11:47 AM on September 6, 2016

How does Soviet Russia look like?
posted by INFJ at 1:08 PM on September 6, 2016

Maybe look through here to see if anything seems familiar?
posted by phearlez at 1:09 PM on September 6, 2016

Long shot since it doesn't match the name, but you're not talking about Cave Story, are you? 8-bit pixel-y side scroller. The player character is a robot/android/something and one of the first "boss" characters you encounter looks like a toaster.
posted by Alterscape at 3:34 PM on September 6, 2016

Nope, not Cave Story. As to INFJ's comment: Fair question. I recall the game surroundings being bleak and urban, which could be anywhere, but I also recall signage in cyrillic here and there.
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI at 5:00 PM on September 6, 2016

posted by seikleja at 6:30 PM on September 6, 2016 [5 favorites]

We have a winner! Thank you, seikleja.
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI at 6:33 PM on September 6, 2016

I'm almost sorry that this got answered so quickly because I am totally going to want to play any game that could possibly fit this criteria even remotely and will certainly be digging into any games linked.

(Except QWOP. Fuck QWOP.)
posted by MCMikeNamara at 10:26 AM on September 7, 2016 [5 favorites]

Poke around
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 10:43 PM on September 22, 2016

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