How to Cope With Boredom and Loneliness is a hilarious little documentary film simulator in which you interview Harold Fletcher, a 43 year old man who has been grounded in his bedroom for over 30 years!
Based on a game jam build created for Ludum Dare, How to Cope With Boredom and Loneliness sees you taking on the role of Nigel Wimble, an award winning journalist who is about to film the final episode in his documentarry series, “How to Cope with Boredom and Loneliness: A Guide for the Isolated”. The subject of this final documentary is Harold Fletcher, a 42 year old man who hasn’t left his bedroom for over thirty years after his mom grounded him for being naughty.
The gameplay in How to Cope With Boredom and Loneliness is fairly simple, you just select different objects in the room to for Harold (and his mother) to talk about, shedding light on how he’s managed to cope with over thirty years of isolation. The scenes you shoot will then be sent to a focus group that will decide how well you did.
The gameplay isn’t why you’ll fall in love with How to Cope With Boredom and Loneliness though – it’s Harold and his wonderfully odd anecdotes about all the meaningful connections he’s formed with the objects in his bedroom. His fully voiced dialogue is absolutely hilarious and his “Race Car Bed” song is a delight. Highly recommended.
Controls: Mouse – Point & Click
Available On: Windows & Linux (Steam)
Note: If you like How to Cope With Boredom and Loneliness, be sure to check out the devs other game, The Mind of Marlow.