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A Day At Work (Macintosh)

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Description

A Day at Work is a top-down, small town simulator wherein the player takes control of Tom, a dutiful employee at Office Inc. Lacking any semblance of either plot or objectives the player either has a typical day at work, typing up report upon report about nothing in particular, or becomes a homicidal maniac, rampaging the town killing everyone in sight.

If the player chooses to follow a path of wanton destruction there are several weapons and items, such as an AK-47 or bullet proof vest, hidden throughout the town to assist the player in his mayhem. One has to be careful, however, as the local police won't appreciate such senseless acts against the local populace. The option also exists to purloin various cars to facilitate movement from place to place, though they're oddly restricted to going either 0 or 50 miles per hour, not in between, often leading to a quick and painful end either for Tom or various hapless pedestrians.

While both the game and its manual stress the player's choice as to which of the two courses of action to follow, it is largely illusory, as there is very little actual game to be found once the violence is stripped away.

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A Day At Work Macintosh A policeman enacts brutal retribution for a recent attempt on his life.
A Day At Work Macintosh Incarceration following a particularly violent endeavor.
A Day At Work Macintosh Title Screen.
A Day At Work Macintosh Office Inc. offers career opportunities for the upwardly mobile. You hope.

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Poor Description 3 beetle120 (2319)
Nov 14, 2008

Trivia

Development

A Day at Work was developed on a Mac running System 8.1.

License

Within the game's Read Me the author claims that the game is "ice-cream-cup ware" and that players who enjoyed the game should send him a refrigerated ice cream cup if they liked the game. He remarks "I ask for ice cream cups because they have that special flavor of vanilla that isn't found anywhere else, and I really like it."

Related Web Sites

  • Epic Banana Archive (The Epic Banana Archive, which provides additional information and a public-domain download of the title, as well as many of the developer's other games.)
  • Info-Mac: A Day at Work (The Info-Mac archive's webpage for A Day at Work, which provides a public-domain download of the title.)
Zeppin (8355) added A Day At Work (Macintosh) on Oct 21, 2008