Ultra-Indie Daily Dose: Paper Cages Lets You Face Everyday Demons
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Welcome back to another Ultra-Indie Daily Dose! Today we have a submission from the 2019 Halloween Game Jam by developer Placeholder Gameworks, best known for their title Death and Taxes. This title is a brief point and click (and even type) game called Paper Cages.
In Paper Cages you play as a young adult who needs to get ready for work. Brush your teeth, eat breakfast, put on clothes, pet your cat. But even if you succeed in the battle against your failing willpower, that doesn’t mean that you’ll be able to tomorrow. And sometimes, you’ll have to confront your mental demons, literally.
Paper Cages is a little shorter than I would have hoped, but for a game jam product, it’s fantastic. Perhaps someday, they’ll continue working on it. Try it for free on itch.io by clicking here.