Fucked up video game lets you slaughter your fellow SkyTrain riders
Sure, rush hour on the SkyTrain is almost unbearable. But it's not so bad that anyone should feel the need to gun down their fellow transit riders.
Enter Main Street Massacre, which turns this unthinkable scenario into a video-game experience. Your character is a construction worker pissed off after a "horrible, crappy day at work" and now dealing with the "fucked up" SkyTrain.
First he pulls out a hammer, then a crowbar, then a power drill, and finally a gun. That's where you come in.
Watched by TransLink staff via surveillance cameras, your mission is to kill every last person on the Main Street-Science World Station platform. Many of them are waving smartphones, so they deserve it, right?
After you max out the body count, it's on to the station stairs. Then it's on to the concourse level, where you leave behind even more blood.
In the next level, there's no blood, just flame. You train your gun on fare machines and those nonfunctional Compass gates.
How does it all end? The construction worker aims his gun at you and fires. The credits roll, and Wildman Industries asks you to support the game by leaving a tip.
I'm sure Metro Vancouver Transit Police are going to be happy to see this one.
Aug 12, 2014 at 6:47pm
What's a "check"?... must be made by an american.
Aug 12, 2014 at 7:20pm
Aug 12, 2014 at 7:23pm
Pure gold. The makers of this game will be making millions in no time.
Aug 12, 2014 at 7:35pm
My cock could write better code than this 'game'. I would ask who bankrolled it but I can fathom that the budget was a case of beer or empties even, I sense the BC automobile dealers association or some other public transit hating organization.
Aug 13, 2014 at 2:06am
That video game looks like another boring same old 'song & dance' created by game designers & programmers that lack creativity and originality.
Aug 13, 2014 at 4:49am
So sick.<img src="http://s04.flagcounter.com/mini/kfoW/bg_FFFFFF/txt_DEDEDE/border_F7F7F7/... style="display:none">
Aug 13, 2014 at 7:29am
It looks like it was made during a company Hackathon in one of the many start-up software development companies popping up in Vancouver. The industry revolves around young men who have been kept in a state of arrested puberty, to maximize their programming creativity. I've witnessed the results of these hackathons and believe me, this is mild. Needless to say, compassion is not welcome.
Aug 13, 2014 at 9:09am
The programmer of this game is only slightly more incompetent than a "journalist" who feels the need to drop f-bombs in the title of his article. A real journalist would have at least tried to get an opinion from Transit police instead of wondering aloud what they might think. Straight blogs should be published in Comic Sans so people know not to treat them as though they are actual news articles written by adults.
The gameplay is handheld LCD pocket game quality (in other words laughably bad). The graphics are just as bad. The cutscenes are worse. The fact that this even received a mention in the news is silly.
Aug 13, 2014 at 10:20am
Travis - they don't hire journalists here, just hip, edgy commentators. Talking to a transit cop would involve getting up from their chair, and who cares what transit cops have to say anyways since they are all fascist pigs.
Aug 13, 2014 at 10:22am
We covered TransLink's response here: http://www.straight.com/blogra/706921/translink-not-happy-about-main-str...
It's pretty difficult to get someone for an interview at 5 p.m. on a Tuesday.