Is there a name for the genre of web content that Car Boys falls under? That “Organic Lore” feel where a series and its story blossom out of nothing, or a web content that tries to play straight with a script that kind of builds into something beautiful, larger than the sum of its parts?
I want more of them.
I suppose if I had “like this” recommendations or comparisons I’d bring up.
The Life & Times of Bully Demise - What starts as a Lets Play of some terrible Ouya games by Supergreatfriend spirals into a full blown chaotic story that naturally develops over the course of gameplay quirks and procedural generated madness while a chat of about 200 people help spin the lore. It starts off super dry and grounded and ends up with Bully befriending Jesus Christ and saving the dinosaurs from the final destroyer in a cage match of biblical proportions. Lore so deep fans made a visual novel for the creator to play. <3
Sonic 2: Special Edition - A Lets Play from the ooold days where creator DocFuture plays a new 32x version of Sonic 2. It starts off as just the stages with some graphical tweaks to make you know it’s a joke but ends with the Lets Player talking seamlessly with a character in the game about its motivations, the game turning into simple sketches on lined paper because no one in the Something Awful thread it started on believed the game was real (it runs on a Belief Based Engine) and DocFuture literally destroying the last shred of logic holding the game together to finish it.
These cannot be the only ones, but I have no idea where to even look for this kind of “no, no, stick around, after the first few hours it gets DEEP and GOOD and holy crap, I could sit with you in front of the Pepe Silvia chart to explain what makes it good, but YOU JUST HAVE TO WATCH.”
Plz link me… I neeed iiit.