App description: One of the most popular games on PC now comes exclusively to iPhone and iPad! Karoshi has been played by millions on the PC to date to high acclaim.

Karoshi 2.0 was internet game of the month in EDGE magazine

Karoshi Suicide Salaryman was in WIRED.coms top 5 PC Games of 2008

Some of the most LOL-worth and mind-bending puzzles I have ever seen TIGsource on Karoshi 2.0

We've been taught we need to survive. We need to reach the end, save the princess and be the hero. That's all well and good, but it's getting boring. Who says it has to be this way?

Mr Karoshi is an overworked Japanese salaryman whos had enough and his only goal is to end it all. You control him to work through the fast logic puzzles trying to find hilarious ways to his demise in this highly original, puzzle, platformer with a twist.

Its not as easy as it sounds!! You need to think cleverly and sometimes outside the box to find a solution. Forget everything you know so far!

Features:

* 50 levels
* Dark Humor
* Collect all the coins
* Karoshi ware mini game
* From the maker of They Need To Be Fed
* Catchy soundtrack by Jake Almond

This highly popular, hit, cult game is now available for the first time on iTunes.

*Disclaimer must have a highly developed sense of humor to appreciate to the fullest :)
02-07-2011, 08:18 PM
#2
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Salem, Massachusetts, USA
Posts: 10,879
Seems like this is still not available in the US -- looks fantastic, though.

02-07-2011, 08:31 PM
#3
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Originally Posted by squarezero View Post
Seems like this is still not available in the US -- looks fantastic, though.
It plays very nicely as well. Good controls, nice music, and various little touches that let you know someone was actually trying. (The initial loading screen actually made me laugh out loud.)
02-07-2011, 08:37 PM
#4
Wait... I can't see the game yet, but if it's the flash/freeware series where your goal is to kill yourself in every level, I will definitely be picking this up the second it hits America.
02-07-2011, 08:46 PM
#5
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Originally Posted by Somerandomdude View Post
Wait... I can't see the game yet, but if it's the flash/freeware series where your goal is to kill yourself in every level, I will definitely be picking this up the second it hits America.
Yes, same game.
02-07-2011, 08:48 PM
#6
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Originally Posted by Gabrien View Post
Yes, same game.
YESSS!!!!

Haha, a bit of an overreaction there, but I freaking love those games. I've beaten all of them aside from Karoshi Factory, which I was in the middle of right before my laptop crashed.

Is it an original game, or is it a port of one of the original flash/freeware ones? I'll enjoy it either way, but I'm just curious.
02-07-2011, 08:49 PM
#7
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Salem, Massachusetts, USA
Posts: 10,879
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Originally Posted by Gabrien View Post
It plays very nicely as well. Good controls, nice music, and various little touches that let you know someone was actually trying. (The initial loading screen actually made me laugh out loud.)
Well, They Need To Be Fed is great, so I'm not surprised.
02-07-2011, 08:56 PM
#8
Insta-buy, when this hits the US.

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02-07-2011, 09:00 PM
#9
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Originally Posted by djflippy View Post
Insta-buy, when this hits the US.
Yeah man, couldn't agree more. Only an hour left!

I don't think I've been this excited for a midnight release since Chaos Rings
02-07-2011, 09:00 PM
#10
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Originally Posted by Somerandomdude View Post
YESSS!!!!

Haha, a bit of an overreaction there, but I freaking love those games. I've beaten all of them aside from Karoshi Factory, which I was in the middle of right before my laptop crashed.

Is it an original game, or is it a port of one of the original flash/freeware ones? I'll enjoy it either way, but I'm just curious.
I actually have no idea. Never heard of this game before the iPhone version release. I can tell you from what I've seen of the videos of previous versions though, graphically this one looks to have been enhanced. Put it this way: I'm impressed with the whole package and I came to it without any expectations at all. I doubt you'll be disappointed.