Dream Job

A simple text based game about working hard at your dream job. A nihilistic approach to the regular 9-5/rat race culture, this was somewhat inspired by American Psycho and the yuppie work ethic of the 1980s and my own thoughts on things like unpaid overtime and being taken for granted.

The game never ends, you merely have the option to work hard or not, collecting work units as you go. Some days you break your back working to minimal reward, feeling very much like grinding away for dopamine hit of a rare drop in World of Warcraft.

I made this as a bit of a throwaway back in 2014, and made the mistake of sharing my my boss. Not sure she got the joke, I’m sure it would do better on r/antiwork.

Play the game here.