Game release: “No Pineapple Left Behind” (PC)

Simulation strategy games usually don’t have much of a message other than playing real-life jobs on the PC is more fun on the screen, but Subaltern Games‘ satirical education simulator No Pineapple Left Behind takes a whole different spin on the genre.

I’ve played a few humorous strategy games like Theme Park, and what I’ve learned from them is be given a look behind the scenes of business ventures and how messy these can be. This game is a stranger beast of reflecting reality, being actually scary because it shows a future that is already happening in the education system.

Playing as the principal of a school, the task is to organize the curriculum, students, and staff without spending too much money. The goals vary from mission to mission (or schools), but the main idea is to stay on top of monetary things, even if the learning process results in students becoming pineapples, as these don’t have identities and therefore haven’t got any needs.

Hiring suitable or cheap teachers to fire quickly after, preparing students for their tests (easier done as pineapples), trying to keep personal feelings out of school, but learning material inside the classroom’s heads by spells sounds all a bit too much. However, this is a satirical game that might not be so far from reality, hopefully still being fun to play without the moral finger always pointing behind the screen. The game has a 10% launch discount that will last until February 25, 4:59 PM GMT.

Buy the game for PC on
GOG
Steam

Buy the soundtrack on
GOG
Steam

Official Website

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About nufafitc

Being an avid gamer, cinemaniac, and bookworm in addition to other things the internet and new media present, I'm also very much into DIY music, rock and pop in particular. Writing short or longer pieces about anything that interests me has always made me happy. As both an editor for German website "Adventure-Treff" and UK website "Future Sack", I like to write reviews and news about recent developments in the movies, games and book industry.
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