by Murray Lewis
Fake Zoo asks you to run a zoo where none of the animals are real
As an occasional entrant into the surreal free-for-alls that are the Ludum Dare game development competitions, I like to keep an eye out for any really interesting creations. In this case, I seem to have stumbled across something so monumentally ridiculous that I'm really not sure what to make of it.
Fake Zoo entrusts you with the unenviable task of running a zoo and keeping the punters happy. The catch is that the real animals have all died, so you're left with just a couple of animatronic puppets of a giraffe and a dolphin, and a control panel which makes QWOP look like a masterpiece of interface design.
Can you bash the controls in such a manner that people are fooled? Probably not, but it's pretty hilarious to try. Like all Ludum Dare games, Fake Zoo is freely available from its entry page.