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Kingdom of Loathing: still exists, misses you

I’ve actually had the online dungeon-crawl Kingdom of Loathing back on the brain for a little while now.

Last month, I idly wondered if there would ever be a Kingdom of Loathing iPhone app, because even though its frames-based web gameplay is part of the RPG’s rough-hewn appeal, I’d certainly play the shit out of it during lunch breaks or on the toilet.

Then, maybe a week ago, I logged in and tried to remember where my well-dressed drunk of a Pastamancer had left off on her quest. I even hopped into an IRC channel and therefore hung out in two KoL chat rooms concurrently.

But Kingdom of Loathing knows—the game knows—you have forsaken it. And in Pete Davison’s case, the game sent him a love letter:

I mean, I know things got kind of messed up at the end, and believe me, I’m sorry. If I could take any of that back, I totally would. And I know people grow and change, and you’re not the same person you were then, but hey—I’ve changed, too! I thought and thought about how to win you back. I figured I’d make you a mix CD, but I couldn’t decide what “our song” was. So I just concentrated on becoming a better game for you, and here’s what I came up with.

Oh, my god.

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