UPDATE, MARCH 1ST: Server's back up
- Go to www.forumwarz.com
- Click the button labeled "Start playing now."
- Enjoy the intro. You don't even need an account to start (although you won't get that far without one.)
- If you sign up, post your username in the thread to get invited to Fruit Fucker (you can also send me a TubMail begging for an invite but it might take a bit longer).
Want more info? Read on...
What the hell is this?
is a parody role-playing game that takes place on the Internet. In fact, Forumwarz is the Internet...in game form.
Magical dragon-faeries? Flaxen-hair'd elflords? Dank scary dungeons, reminiscent of Grandpa's basement? Kids' stuff. In Forumwarz, you can pwn trolls in ridiculous web forums...buy hacked warez from shady Russian websites...or upgrade your skills with breast implants, malt liquor and antidepressants.
Assume the role of one of three Internet personas: Camwhore, Troll or Emo Kid, each with their own special attacks, abilities and personalities.
Play in story mode and pwn your way through a dense world of mystery, intrigue and Internet idiocy. Or test your skillz against others in various player-versus-player challenges.
It's kinda hard to explain. Easier to just give it a test drive...you don't even need to sign up! Click here to play right away!
Imagine an online web-based RPG based on all the memes you've learned through spending way
too much time on the Internet. Rather than being a human/elf/gnome, you're a Camwhore, a Troll or an Emo. Instead of battling goblins, you troll forum threads. Instead of life, XP and mana, you have Ego, Cred and Sexiness/Douchebaggery/Tears. It's also got a great conversation/dialog system reminiscent of classic adventure games (or the new Sam and Max games, if you're into those.) Mix with a healthy dose of NSFW and tounge-in-cheek, wrap it in one of the slickest web UIs I've ever seen in my life, and you've got Forumwarz.
OK, sounds interesting... what do I do to play?
Just go to www.forumwarz.com
and click the Start Playing button. You don't even need to sign up for an account to play the intro, although you will need one to progress through the game.
Is there any kind of Penny Arcade clan?
Sure thing. We're the Fruit Fuckers.
. For fastest access, post a request in the thread and we'll get you hooked up (you can also send me a request but it might take longer.)
Any other information about the game?
There's a pretty great interview with one of the creators
that explains some of the influences and development process. You can also check out the in-game wiki
if you want.
I thought it sounded kinda dopey too. But seriously, go to the site, play through the intro and see if you're not intrigued enough to sign up for an account; it's one of the slickest and most convincing sign-up experiences I've ever seen, and I'm having a fun time so far.
I go by Age
ntMunroe, if anyone wants to look me up. Good luck trolling the internets...