Often supermarkets aren't so super, and convenience stores not so convenient, so you know you're in for the best kind of trouble in indie developer Zach Peterson's upcoming Super Inconvenience Mart, which is currently raising funds through Kickstarter.
An homage to the cult classic TV series Mystery Science Theater 3000, the game stars a pair of characters fans of the show might recognize from Manos: The Hands of Fate. Torgo and "The Master" live together in the Valley Lodge until Torgo burns it to the ground in a "tragic pop tart fire." The polygamous Master proposes they find a new home in "a place with women... LOTS of women." And so the pair begin a Planes, Trains and Automobile-type odyssey that leads them to the "peculiar town of Snotsville." There they become managers of a store, and that's when things really get weird. When the townspeople "start acting a lot stranger than usual," it is clear that "something is amiss," and it will be up to players to help uncover a "sinister plot" behind all the strange goings-on.
Inspired not only by MST3K but the genre classics as well, Super Inconvenience Mart is a retro-styled point-and-click pixel art adventure, as teased in the game's first trailer. With a wide variety of characters to interact with and puzzles to solve along the way, the developer's goal is to create an experience that is "completely off the wall, but still solidly playable, and challenging."
In order to complete the game for PC, Peterson has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $6,000 by November 13th. If all goes well, we could be visiting his Super Inconvenience Mart in the not-too-distant-future – specifically, as early as October 2020.