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modeps
04-28-2009, 05:14 AM
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Microsoft has just launched a new browser based comedy adventure game that looks like it was taken out of the Sierra * Quest days. It does require Silverlight, but hey if its good... who cares? Head on over to the official site (http://server-quest.com) to play.

Comedy. Intrigue. Servers. In the sequel to last year’s pixellated retro adventure, Microsoft and Fuel Industries invite IT pros and gamers alike to step into the loafers of office techheads Matt and Alicia as they attempt to salvage their reputation after an embarrassing email slip-up.

Server Quest II (http://www.server-quest.com) is a browser-based game that reawakens the glory days of retro adventure gaming in order to allow players behind the curtain of today’s IT struggles. Created to promote Microsoft and poke fun at office culture, the game features a whole new set of tech puzzles and mini-games that will ask users to pull deep from their reservoir of both tech knowledge and gaming to give two geeks another chance—all while keeping the office online.

brandonjclark
04-28-2009, 07:19 AM
I'm playing it right now, and to be honest, it has some humor.

It is, however, a shameless plug for various Microsoft technologies, like a big ad.

Strider
04-28-2009, 07:35 AM
I've just tried it.

Apart from the obvious downsides (needs silverlight) it's got some style, but as brandonjclark said, it's just a big ad. It's NO adventure or anything, you click around doing (boring) minigames, often seeing vista screens or MS references.

Exodus
04-28-2009, 08:17 AM
it was funny and neat and reminded me of how much and how long i've used windows for ;\

gzsfrk
04-28-2009, 08:30 AM
I guess it was okay, but the dialog was really stilted and most of the jokes were sort of... I dunno... flat? It's nowhere NEAR as good as the Tim Schafer adventure game from GDC.

Rommel
04-28-2009, 10:56 AM
Was there a Server Quest I?

MasterEvilAce
04-28-2009, 11:52 AM
Yeah, the whole ad related thing is annoying as shiet.
Some of the dialog rambled..
I enjoyed a lot of the internet cultural references, to be honest. I like the pixelated style, some of the other humor is good. I'm sick of office space related jokes.. like the TPS report was way over done.

I did, however, find a lot of the game to actually be relevant to me and my job. I do computer programming remotely with stuff involving massive sql databases, but I actually failed each one of the query tests.. I seriously don't know what they were wanting me to do.

HeyRatFans
04-29-2009, 06:12 AM
So I can choose to play as Matt or Alicia.

My name: Matt.

10 points goes to the first person to guess my sister's name.

Don't know if I really want to play this, y'know just in case.

Scramble
04-29-2009, 01:35 PM
What's the beef with needing Silverlight? Did I miss some big internet witch hunt?