What's the best way to express one's angsty, teenage feelings these
days? Many would pick up a guitar and write a pop song. Others might
set about writing a self-indulgent autobiographical novel. This Singaporean lad bared his soul to the world by making a game, and that
very fact immediately raises him high in my estimation.
The game in question –- QRP -– is a charming way to spend five minutes. The designer intended it to express how he felt about girls when he was in school, and indeed I do feel that I achieved a fairly good understanding of how he felt about them by playing this game.
I'm glad the designer didn't really tell you what you were supposed to do, or what the objective of the game is. Half the fun is finding yourself being inevitably drawn into the dynamics of... well, you'll see. It's very simple, but, as I say, charming.
I even think there may be some important life-lessons to be learned from playing QRP. Namely:
- Girls defy all logic
- Flowers: what are they good for?
- Always back up your work
And I'm sure there are plenty more.
Spend a few minutes with QRP. May you be inspired to burn your guitar, cast aside your literary pretensions and go make a game about how you feel.