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Flappitalism - Because making games probably won’t make you a bunch of money, but you should do it anyway.


Play Slouch Couch Studio’s new web/ios/android game where developer Dave Homan makes a statement about being an indie developer and struggling to make money through his games.

Dave Homan, the lone human behind Slouch Couch Studios, has just released his next game, Flappitalism. In Flappitalism Homan expresses his personal distaste for entrepreneur culture’s effects on himself, the “grind” mentality in game development, and growing up in capitalist western culture. Inspired by the events regarding Flappy Bird, and Flappy Bird’s creator’s decision to pull the app for his own mental health, Flappitalism is Homan’s attempt at reminding himself (and hopefully other indie developers) that life is more than just grinding capitalism until you “make it rich”.

More information can be read from Homan’s blog post where he touches on several topics, including why he made the game: http://slouchcou.ch/?p=372

About Flappitalism

Flappitalism is a simple-but-difficult, reflex-based, goat jumping/climbing sim. Jump from ladder to ladder until ultimately exploding in a shower of flashing blue and white sparks. You can play Flappitalism in any modern desktop browser for free. Flappitalism is also currently available in the Google Play android store for $1.99, and will be released February 27th 2014 on iOS for $1.99.


·         Cool Retro CGA-Like graphics, with more blue and pink than you can shake a stick at.

·         Fantastic 80s movie montage music by synthpop/industrial superstars Syrian

·         An infinite number of high-speed falling ladders! jump from ladder to ladder until the sun literally burns out!

·         Trippy goat-trails.

·         Fast-paced, reflex-based gameplay that will make your fingers twitch, your palms sweat, and your mouth spit curses.

·         Thinly-veiled allegories!

About Slouch Couch Games Studios

Slouch Couch started life as a game jam team formed in September 2011. The collaboration was dissolved after the event but the original team lead, Dave Homan, decided to take the helm as a sole developer, sole designer, and sole human. Since then, Slouch Couch has been part contracting studio/part whimsical political expression studio. Slouch Couch is passionate about using games to both make people think, and to make people enjoy themselves.

About Dave Homan

Dave Homan is an IT worker by day, game maker by night. He has a physics/science/punkrock background with a little bit of programming. Homan likes to spend his spare time mouthing off on twitter, making games, and making games.

Play Flappitalism Free http://99golems.itch.io/flappitalism

Flappitalism for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ch.slouchcou.flappitalism

Slouch Couch Website http://slouchcou.ch/

Dave Homan Twitter https://twitter.com/99golems

Flappitalism Presskit() (INCLUDING PROMOTIONAL ASSETS) http://slouchcou.ch/press/sheet.php?p=flappitalism

Slouch Couch Presskit() http://slouchcou.ch/press/


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