A fangame based on the ever-masochistic "I Wanna Be The Guy" by Kayin, I wanna be the Fangame delivers a slew of new and interesting puzzles, challenges and bosses for players to test their skill and patience against. Described by one playtester as being "Better than an unlimited supply of Turkish Delight and Porno mags!", I Wanna Be The Fangame (IWBTFG) will challenge you more than any other game you've ever played!

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I Wanna Be The Fangame Is Finally Released! Get it Now!

Posted by Orann on Mar 11th, 2010


After one and a half years of deleopment and over 150 rooms, I Wanna Be The Fangame is finally finished.

Release Screens

This project has become something so much bigger than anything either Tij or myself could have possibly imagined, and now that we look back on the finished thing, so much better. We've spent so much time on this that it's come to reflect our evolution as level designers, puzzle makers and game developers. We made the original Betas in roughly chronological order, and because of this, they naturally seemed better towads the end (We think so, anyway).

Now that we've spent so much time polishing, expanding and detailing this world, a lot of the best content has ended up in secret areas.

A lot of these secret areas were developed at the very end of the project. Because of the basic difficult and hidden nature of them, Tij just went crazy with insane mechanics and elaborate chase scenes. It's an odd feeling to be working so hard, and putting your best work into something that's INTENDED for people to miss, but its also very congruent with the original designs for the game.

It's not meant to be easy! And because of that, it's all the more rewarding when you do beat something, and it lets us make things that are all the more hilarious when you realize you should have expected it. The way we've left a lot of the most interesting stuff in the game in the secret areas rewards those people that do spend the time to go hunting for them.
So that should give you good reason to go looking too! Sure, the secret areas can be a lot harder than others, but you'll probobally find they're the most rewarding to finish.

Release Screens


Anyway, you probobaly didn't read all that, so I'll get right down to it. The game's (Finally) finished, so you can grab it off ModDb below.

Thanks for playing, We look foward to the ragers on youtube sometime soon,

Tij - (tijitdamijit [AT] hotmail [DOT] com)

Matt - (mtrobbia [AT] hotmail [DOT] com)

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Armageddon104 Mar 12 2010, 12:36am says:

I hope you can save your game now! :P

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Killer_man_1996 Mar 12 2010, 3:10pm replied:

i think that's not possible..

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tijital-games Creator
tijital-games Mar 13 2010, 9:46pm replied:

you have the shoot the save point to save

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KUB3ISM_GAMEWORKS Mar 12 2010, 12:49am says:

Awesome, ive clocked one of the early versions, is there much difference?

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tijital-games Creator
tijital-games Mar 13 2010, 9:48pm replied:

yep. Bug fixes every where, fixed up and modified and made better a lot of the current areas, and there's also one entirely new path at the end, imbetween the last two bosses

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pielikey Mar 21 2010, 3:53pm replied:

bugfixes? I thought the glitches were half the fun!

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scubahunter Mar 12 2010, 12:51am says:

Weird, I feel like I fell into the late 80's... ;)

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Murdouken Mar 12 2010, 1:46am says:

This looks amazing. Downloading it now and tracking the game for any future updates.

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me354453244 Mar 12 2010, 2:55am says:

Downloaded, got to the fourth "room" and almost rage quit, I probably just need to be more awake (its 1:00am 0.0) but so far interesting, I just need to make sure not to kill my shift key, and avoid resting my finger on R. Just gotta hope no one starts flaming about how hard this is :)

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GetSpookd Mar 12 2010, 6:07am says:

Yes! Gonna torture my self like with the first one! Thanks!

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pielikey Mar 12 2010, 7:09am says:

I'm afraid of playing this after what I've seen and heard from this moddb page. I might accidentally destroy the keyboard.

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tijital-games Creator
tijital-games Mar 12 2010, 8:29am replied:

it's not unheard of. Hopefully you are sensible enough to take breaks every now and then before that happens.

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Orann Author
Orann Mar 12 2010, 8:53am buried:



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puttfis Mar 12 2010, 9:35am says:

I raged before even playing this. Why? I cant start it up.

*Double CLick.... Loading.... I Wanna Be The Fangame.exe has stopped working*

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tijital-games Creator
tijital-games Mar 12 2010, 10:40am replied:

yeah that's more of a limitation of the engine I'm running. You'll need direct X installed to run it.. what operating system are you running?

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puttfis Mar 12 2010, 2:07pm replied:

Im using Windows Vista Home Premimum Service Pack 1. i have latest drivers updated, and i have directx10

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tijital-games Creator
tijital-games Mar 12 2010, 9:09pm replied:

umm.. sorry I don't know what your problem is :/

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puttfis Mar 13 2010, 4:49am replied:

I can run IWBTG just fine.

but as soon as i double click this son of a - it crashes

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hushpuppy Mar 12 2010, 6:30pm says:


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Orion Mar 13 2010, 12:44am says:

Got as far as the third room so far and I'm about to throw my keyboard out the window! This is one mutha fackin tough lil' game lol!

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KodY Mar 13 2010, 6:57am says:

Need something to change the controls (you really need to but a readme.txt in there to explane them)
I have a european keyboard, so Z and Y switched places which makes it hard to shoot and jump.

There is a controls.txt wich sets the controls, but I have no idea which number which key is.
Would it be that hard to implement?

Also when I hit ESC my screen becomes black and my PC freezes. Is this the fullscreen button?

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tijital-games Creator
tijital-games Mar 13 2010, 11:52pm replied:

I'm coming up with a good interface for changing your controls, the old one was just terrible but it's inside the same zip folder as beta v3.

When it's done I'll add it as a seperate download on the main moddb page

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Jokerme Mar 13 2010, 1:35pm says:

I've started playing, but game is too laggy for a reason. Do anyone else experince this?

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Dr.Sean Mar 13 2010, 4:48pm says:

How do I saved game

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tijital-games Creator
tijital-games Mar 13 2010, 6:08pm replied:

you have to shoot the save points

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hlife_hotdog Mar 13 2010, 7:32pm says:

I cannot get past the Pac-Man level...it's just not possible =/

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hlife_hotdog Mar 14 2010, 9:32am replied:

Okay, i got past it but now I'm stuck on the Pokemon level, I can't get out of the ball!!

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Jokerme Mar 14 2010, 2:53pm replied:

Shoot fast

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hlife_hotdog Mar 15 2010, 8:20am replied:

OMFG! This game is just so unnessarily hard that I just HAVE to beat it. I'm stuck on the green worm game (as in the pic above). I can't help but get killed by the plane, there is nowhere to go.

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Jokerme Mar 22 2010, 1:00pm replied:

Don't go to portal on the right, just go back to left one...

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Nozzy Mar 19 2010, 9:56am says:

First time seeing this game, I'm going to give it a shot it looks awesome!

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Nozzy Mar 19 2010, 10:02am replied:

Uhh, I can't figure out jump...can you list the controls? I found out that Q is randomly explode into gore key though, lmao.

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Nozzy Mar 19 2010, 10:03am replied:

Wait I got it... Shift. Props on the Q key though.

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Nozzy Mar 19 2010, 10:05am says:

Wow this is clever and ridiculous, I LIKE! I'm done commenting now.

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icemule1 Mar 29 2010, 1:04am says:

Why is there no way to change the default controls?

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aerozol Mar 31 2010, 5:19am says:

Downloaded, will play when I've finished IWBTG. So, possibly NEVER.

Nah, really great work. But you are sadistic bitches, has to be said...

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DedMustDie Mar 31 2010, 3:19pm says:

Have ya guys noticed that the faster our gaming machines are - the more old-school games appear to play? :)

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jablechien Mar 31 2010, 7:37pm says:

damn it,
trojan horse : Constructor.EAK
scanner: AVG antivirus

why? :(

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tijital-games Creator
tijital-games Apr 1 2010, 5:21am replied:

uhh lol wut? I'm pretty sure avg is just a bit ****. It must wrongly detect something about game maker executable files :/

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jablechien Apr 5 2010, 12:17pm replied:

fine, the last avg update fixed it =D

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IAmTheSkyman Mar 31 2010, 9:06pm says:

I totally need to finish it!!!

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4CH! Apr 4 2010, 7:44am says:

Ahm, I am so gonna try this ! Downloading right now...

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iwbtguy Aug 16 2013, 9:50am says:

how do i change the controls to z and x its stuck on shift and z i cant play like this when i need to shoot a lot im at the 2nd route with pokemon

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