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Hello, ModDB readers, viewers, and listeners (if you're a blind videogamer having this read to you). Impromptu Games inquires of you: Are our offices dismal enough?

Posted by Lacabra on Mar 19th, 2010

For Velociraptor Job Interview Simulator Pro's first set of offices, we're trying to convey the feeling of working a soul-destroyingly low-level office job. These offices (and related areas) are actually subterranean, and we're trying to make them as depressing as possible. Compare these screenshots to those in older posts. Is it more depressing? Is it depressing enough? We need your input!

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Killed_By
Killed_By Mar 19 2010, 10:21am says:

Oh god I laughed so hard on the idea :D

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grinnock
grinnock Mar 19 2010, 10:58am says:

Is that office lit by only one fluorescent fixture, or are more hiding out of view? If so, it should be even moodier!

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DuckSauce
DuckSauce Mar 19 2010, 12:02pm says:

Paint unhappy smiley faces on the cardboard boxes.

In seriousness though, does look pretty depressing, it could use huge stacks of books and paperwork on the desks.

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Resin213
Resin213 Mar 19 2010, 12:27pm says:

I often find small personal items meant to cheer up a work place to be the most depressing features of all - please add motivational posters, pictures of people with their pets, bobble heads, and cartoon bendy toys in a vain attempt to denote individuality that actually merely reinforces the sad uniformity of the corporate cubicle.

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Lacabra Author
Lacabra Mar 19 2010, 7:39pm replied:

Good call. And nicely put.

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Resin213
Resin213 Mar 19 2010, 12:28pm says:

oh and I love the concept - nice work ;D

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AJ_Quick
AJ_Quick Mar 19 2010, 12:45pm says:

this is hilarious and original

keep it up guys!

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VasQuarde
VasQuarde Mar 19 2010, 12:59pm says:

This project is pure win. I hope you guys get some gameplay soon.

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Jokerme
Jokerme Mar 19 2010, 1:30pm says:

Now that's an original idea :)

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awesomepossum
awesomepossum Mar 19 2010, 1:36pm says:

Fantastic idea, i love the concept

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bluefire40
bluefire40 Mar 19 2010, 2:19pm says:

A few cracks in the walls, perhaps some water dripping from the ceiling, and I believe you'll have it.

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dar_
dar_ Mar 19 2010, 4:20pm says:

Could be a bit more dark, I suppose. And grim. Grimly dark. Or darkly grim.

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Arxae
Arxae Mar 19 2010, 5:19pm says:

reported this mod...for awesome epicness :D

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Lacabra Author
Lacabra Mar 19 2010, 7:39pm says:

Thanks dudes!

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f4cti0n
f4cti0n Mar 19 2010, 9:43pm says:

Add some of those effing horrible motivational posters, mebby. They depress me at my workplace.

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Sergeant23
Sergeant23 Mar 20 2010, 1:19am says:

Add Elevator music! (subtle and boring)

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Adana_Bandit
Adana_Bandit Mar 20 2010, 10:16am says:

flickering light!

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Hendar23
Hendar23 Mar 20 2010, 10:58am says:

Those are the most beautiful cardboard boxes I've ever seen.

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StoneCrowUK
StoneCrowUK Mar 20 2010, 5:23pm says:

those cardboard boxes are HOT!
could we get a pic of them with a red moodlight and some candles?
:D

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hushpuppy
hushpuppy Mar 20 2010, 6:46pm says:

I LOVE THIS MOD! I can just feel my sould beeing crushed by coorperate america when looking at thoose boxes.

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Knights
Knights Mar 20 2010, 10:03pm says:

I want to see where this is going, so far most original just hate to see the mess afterward if he fails at getting the job :P

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Sharky8U2
Sharky8U2 Mar 21 2010, 5:53am says:

Less variety, have grid-like layouts and other lack places laking origionality

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chsignal
chsignal Mar 22 2010, 12:47pm says:

very nice, tracking this mod

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aerozol
aerozol Mar 25 2010, 5:53am says:

Not quite as depressing as it could be.
I think it's because those terrible offices have either terribly dark yellowy lights that cause you to squint at everything and destroy your eyes within a couple of months OR a million watt white halogen lights that destroy your eyes within a couple of months.
But then your mod wouldn't look so damn sweet anymore

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