September 13th, 2012 | By Petey A.M.
Hi, my name is Petey and I am a poor as could be college student who lives in a dorm and struggles to finish his tasks each and every day. I have homework, eat ramen, buy books, etc. I am the typical college student. My life is no adventure. Oh, wait… it is an adventure. In fact, it is an adventure game called Life in the Dorms.
Life in the Dorms, from Moment Games, is an old-school adventure game for the modern console! Dack is the main character; a kid who just started school and was homesick even before he got there. The player needs to help Dack adjust, by leading him through the puzzles of orientation. These puzzles include lessons about love, friendship, dating, and even ramen noodles. These preceding obstacles can be quite the hassle for a freshly deemed college student.
If the dangers of these puzzles were not enough, Dack also has a psychopathic roommate who enjoys dabbling with axes! Oh, well it is college and Dack can always make other friends. Dack’s primary means of meeting people is an in-game social networking feature called “Flitter”. Not only can Dack update people on the goings-ons of his life, but he also needs to use “Flitter” to solve a variety of puzzles. All of this leads Dack to success, or whatever success finishing college orientation can bring you, in this tale of growing up in the world of college.
Life in the Dorms promises to be a fun and zany experience for those who love adventure games and hate college. The development of Life in the Dorms is being handled by Paul Franzen (Editor-in-Chied of GameCola.net) and Ted Hung (creator of Office Disorders). Life in the Dorms comes out September 14th, which is tomorrow if you’re reading this today, on XBLIG. For more info check out Moment Games’ official website, or take a look at their Facebook or Twitter accounts. For future coverage of Life in the Dorms and for all your Indie Gaming needs, stick right here on Indiegamemag.com.