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Sydney Finds Employment

by Ivan Dixon (aka iSTVAN)

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Game Genre:
Contemporary
Game Type:
Comedy
Story Type:
Original
Release Date:
29 Dec 2006
AGS Panel Rating:
Player Rating:
Medium length game
Short game Can be completed within 30 minutes
Medium length game Takes at least 30 mins to finish
Full length game As long as a Sierra / LucasArts classic
MAGS game Monthly AGS competition entry
Non-adventure game Using Adventure Game Studio for something else?!
Joke game You know when it fits this category ;)
Demo Unfinished games / commercial games
Training game Games made just to try out AGS
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Content advisory:
Mild
Suggestive dialog
Occasional, mild

Public Opinion

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20 people have rated this game so far:
Visual:
82%
Immersion:
67%
Puzzles & Pacing:
76%
Overall Enjoyment:
69%

About this game

Sydney Claywood wakes in his alley one day to discover a new policy set in place by a joint venture between the political parties, churches and big businesses to rid the streets of homelessness and unemployment. There solution is a ‘final solution,’ of sorts.
Sydney decides that the only way to save himself and his friends is to go directly to the heart of the plan, the CBD, and argue his case. However, in the back of Syd’s mind is the constant idea that ‘Maybe I could, you know, just find a REAL job.
There is some suggestive and slightly rude content here. I'd only really recommend it for mature audiences.

See the people who made this game and any other games they've worked on >>
Story, graphics, coding.
iSTVAN has worked on 2 other games: (see them >>)
Music.
pixelblink has worked on 1 other games: (see them >>)

AGS Awards

Nominated, Best Animation 2006

Nominated, Best Character Art 2006

Nominated, Best Player Character 2006

AGS Panel Review

"Very funny, and fun to play, Sydney the Game, like Sydney the Character, is a little rough around the edges but lovable. "

10 people commented on this game (newest first):

Thank you to all those you have downloaded the game. If you enjoyed it you might want to check out the production thread for the sequel here Sydney Claywood wakes in his alley one day to discover a new policy set in place by a joint venture between the political parties, churches and big businesses to rid the streets of homelessness and unemployment. There solution is a 'final solution,' of sorts.
Sydney decides that the only way to save himself and his friends is to go directly to the heart of the plan, the CBD, and argue his case. However, in the back of Syd's mind is the constant idea that 'Maybe I could, you know, just find a REAL job.'
There is some suggestive and slightly rude content here. I'd only really recommend it for mature audiences.

UPDATE: A work in progress thread for the sequel, Sydney Treads the Catwalk can be found: http://new.bigbluecup.com/yabb/index.php?topic=31070.0
2017-07-22 22:38:55 by istvan (iSTVAN)
I thought this was a good and funny game. I look forward to playing the sequel.
2013-06-06 14:46:32 by Michael2968
Great game so far, but I think I found a glitch. Not sure if it is since I can't seem to play any further.
I created the "pet" while in the pet store with the 3 items and the clerk disappeared. Don't know if she's supposed to be there talking through the door, or if her sprite is now for some reason not visible. Oh well.
2008-02-17 19:34:06 by Ryanb84 (ryanb84)
It could be better, not funny
2008-01-14 21:20:02 by pandabearlove
Had a lot of fun playing this! I look forward to the sequel.

Most of the puzzles were very logical. However, I was stumped early on because I kept overlooking some "minor" detail. Anyone who hasn't played the game yet, I'll just say this, make sure to look EVERYWHERE in the rooms when you're stumped. Just do like I did and pixel hunt for them :)
2007-09-06 13:02:43 by escplan9
I really enjoyed the game! The puzzles weren't too hard and the characters were nice. Also, this game really works - you don't have to click a hundred times to make something happen.
2007-04-14 11:56:39 by Neiti (neitikesaheinanen)
Beautifully worked graphics, puzzles that require some lateral thinking and an amusing storyline. What more could you ask for?
2007-01-07 08:44:34 by paolo
I had fun playing this game and found that the puzzles weren't too hard (though I did need help due to some major brain farts at times) and the graphics were simplistic but suiting and enjoying to the genre. All in all, I think the music really worked best for me (wink).. but I'd love to see a version with the full tracks put in (damn the losers who can't download more than 15 mbs!). I can't wait to work on another game with Ivan.
2007-01-03 09:36:16 by Pixelblink (pixelblink)
Good Game, though the ending was a bit pathetic :)
2007-01-02 21:23:14 by Anonymous (TassieDevil)
The subject of the game is surprising and it adds greatly in immersion. The graphics are top quality and I also liked that it was well animated too.

Puzzles make you think and most of the solutions are quite logical. While dialogue was well-written, I think the discussions (selecting topics) were confusing couple of times and could be worked on in the future.

In overall, it's a delighting mid-length game, definately recommendable.

I'd love to see and play a sequel. Good work!
2007-01-02 02:19:57 by Mikko
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