Unemployment Quest

About the game:

Unemployment Quest is an original game made in RPG Maker VX Ace. Inspired by the experiences of an educated, unemployed youth, it mixes real-life challenges with the tropes of retro role-playing games. It features an original 16-bit style score and a highly-explorable world. The game offer players a way to confront their challenges in a fun, positive manner.

The pretentious creation story:

Unemployment Quest is a game created out of a desire to express the reality seen by the designer, Charles DeYoe. Early on in development, it was also decided that a positive spin should be added to make the game fun to play and also potentially give players hope, rather than wallowing in bleak despair. The game was entirely created using the materials available for the amateur designer. RPG Maker allowed for the game creation process to go forward quickly and easily. Music was created using the Korg DS-10+ analog synthesizer-emulation software for Nintendo DS. Sound effects were made with Nanoloop music software for Game Boy. The result is an attempt at personal expression in the form of a game.

If you'd like to contact me, you can do so by sending an email to:
charles "at" unemploymentquest.com

Unemployment Quest is © and ™ Charles DeYoe