Kusoge of the IF Comp - an IFDB Poll

by Molly
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From Hardcore Gaming 101:
"Kusoge" (糞ゲー, or クソゲー) is a Japanese compound word - "kuso", meaning "garbage, crap, shit", and "ge", short for "geemu", the Japanese pronounciation of the word "game". It means, quite literally, "shit game". [...] In the most general sense, a kusoge is simply a terrible game. But a specific culture has sprung up surrounding games like these, people that celebrate these games for their sub-par quality. Dubbed "kuso bunka" ("kuso culture"), it revels in mockery and silliness. In many ways, it's the equivalent of the B-grade (and below) movies featured on the likes of Mystery Science Theater 3000.

With that explanation in mind, what are your favorite kusoges of the IF Comp? (Spring Thing games are welcome, too.) I'm especially interested in titles that are bad in interesting, or at least endearing, ways.

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Emily Boegheim, May 23, 2014 - Reply
If you extended the scope of this poll to also include the Spring Thing, I'd have a game for you!
Molly, May 24, 2014 - Reply
I'll see what I can do!
Andrew Schultz, May 22, 2014 - Reply
I like The Lift, too. If I find myself wasting time on something that's no fun, I just waste time on The Lift and get back to what I should be doing. Plus "The Lift" can be seen as a riff on "The Room," which would fit in a movie version of this poll.
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