‘Commute-em-up’ is now a thing.
The recently Greenlit Overcrowd is exactly that. It’s an arcade game where you help commuters… commute.
As a Londoner, seeing this little working gem pop up in my casual browsing was quite the sight to see.
In this game, you take the role of a Tube Manager, trying to help Londoners make their journey through your station as smoothly as is possible, despite the shortcomings in organisation and/or cleanliness that you may have inherited.
Hell hath no fury like a commuter suffering delays. Commuters themselves know this to be true.
Gosh I love a ‘minor’ tube delay that causes me to miss my train by 20 minutes.
— Rosie Margarson (@rosiemargarson) 3 March 2016
Woman on tube platform saw the look of rage on my face this morning after half-hour train delay and quickly got out of my way. Smart lady.
— Steven Perkins (@stevenperkins) 20 November 2012
Be it commuter rage, gastric flu, rodent infestations, people falling sick, Overcrowd challenges you to meet this difficulties and still maintain a seamless service.
The game is currently in development for PC with a release pencilled in for 2016. It’s already been Greenlit by the Steam Community, so keep an eye for it soon. Keep an eye on the dev’s website for more info as the game progresses through developemnt.
Londoner or no, this will surely tickle you I think.