I Wanna Be The Guy: The Movie: The Game is a sardonic loveletter to the halcyon days of early American videogaming, packaged as a nail-rippingly difficult platform adventure. Players fill the role of The Kid, a youthful, vaguely Megaman-esque protagonist on a quest to become The Guy. This inscrutable plot, however, is just a vehicle for a wide variety of inventive, well-designed and frustrating jump-and-shoot challenges that pay homage to many of the games you loved as a child. The ever-fragile Kid explodes in a shower of red pixels at the slightest brush from the game's many obstacles, from traditional spikes and bottomless pits to more unconventional killers, such as plantlife and puzzle pieces.
Using a multiroute layout not unlike a Metroidvania, the game grants a degree of deadly exploration, without those extraneous upgades meant to make life easier. The game provides players with a choice in terms of their deathrate, thanks to a variable difficulty setting that changes the number of save points from frequent to nonexistent. IWBTG is open to all players; knowledge of videogaming history is optional, and may not help against the frequently ironic and always sadistic deathtraps located herein. And so, the question is left up to you...
Do YOU have what it takes to be The Guy?
-- As Written by Forum Member Finale
To kick off the New Year, the forums are closing. For now registration has been disabled and most members will find themselves unable to post (though some in special groups can still post, though I recommend not).2 comments | Write Comment
I care a lot about archivism so while I want to not be maintaining a forum no one uses just to patch security holes, I will be leaving the software up while I prepare a static backup. If you have any precious moments in your PMs or non-public boards, -back them up now-. You'll likely have a number of months to do this but rather safe than sorry.
edit: I got a static page up over here. http://kayin.pyoko.org/iwbtg/static/forums/ Feel free to check it out and make sure everything works fine. If something isn't working right, message me on twitter or shoot me an email. Plan right now is to take the forums down completely at the end of the month.
So I've migrated everything to using SSL. Mostly this benefits the forums, but it really shouldn't matter. If anyone has any problems because of this change, let me know. Right now SSL is forced, but if people have issues I might revert it.2 comments | Write Comment
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So I switched to my own domain at this point ( .moe? Awesome) so there might be some weirdness in the coming days. I'm going to try and configure apache to take care of as many of them as possible, but report any major issues here.16 comments | Write Comment
Also note, the owner of the pyoko domain has told me that if I've moved on, he's going to let it expire. I'm not sure how much time is left on it, but be sure to update your bookmarks and all that.
I've been told by a bunch of people that the IWBTG source is not up to date. So I was going through an old harddrive today and I might have come across the modern files.3 comments | Write Comment
I'm not sure which is which (since I can't open them) but ONE of these should be the most recent version.