The Hollywood Reporter caught up with Joe Mirabello, Terrible Posture Games’ creative director, on the digital red carpet to discuss 3 out of 10, an animated playable sitcom about life at the world’s worst game dev studio, available exclusively on the Epic Games Store for PC. The first episode is out now, for free, and every episode of Season One will be released for free in the weeks to come:
Users play as several different characters, among them game animator Midge Potter, who doesn’t know what she’s in for when she shows up for a job interview at Shovelworks Studios. Each half-hour episode includes cut scenes and gameplay, with a finale-type experience at the end and the ability to rewind and fast forward, just like a TV show. . . . “We were excited about building something different, and we were really excited about the idea of this being episodic. We had never seen a game delivered like this before.” Mirabello clarifies that episodic games do exist, but often they include lengthy breaks between installments. “When we brought this concept to Epic, and showed them what we were working on and how we wanted to build it, they were just like, ‘this is a really wild experiment we’re in.'”
For the full scoop, visit The Hollywood Reporter. 3 out of 10, EP 1: “Welcome to Shovelworks” is available now on the Epic Games Store for PC for free with a loving satire of the video game industry. Check out its official website and follow @TerriblePosture on Twitter and @TerriblePostureGames on Instagram.