• New trailer for The Official has modern workforce ennui, jaggy PS1-era polygons
06.18.14

New trailer for The Official has modern workforce ennui, jaggy PS1-era polygons

The Official is another game about the angst of the work force. It’s based on that familiar daydream that anyone who sits behind at desk from 9-5 has doubtlessly imagined: the one where you fall asleep on your stack of papers and awake after hours alone in a strange alternate version of your office space, which now looks eerily similar to a PlayStation game. 

It seems there have been a lot of these games about people who are bored to death or otherwise hate their jobs lately: The Stanley Parable, I Get This Call Every Day, Papers, Please, potentially. Has work gotten so shitty over the past few years that they make the perfect backdrop for the strife of videogames? Watch the trailer and see.