A Clippy-Like Assistant Makes Your Life Hell in This Game

No, I don't need any help, thanks.

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May 19 2015, 7:48pm

Image: Rad Sandwich Studios

Hey, it looks like you're trying to do something on your computer, and once upon a time Microsoft thought that an anthropomorphized paper clip named Clippy could help you out. In reality, the digital assistant was a pain in the ass, and a cute little character to take all your anger out on whenever Word or Excel crashed and deleted hours worth of work.

RadOS, created for the TOJam 10 game development marathon by Rad Sandwich Studios, turns that frustration into a game.

You'll start by logging into RadOS, which looks like a Windows XP and Windows 95 hybrid, only to be greeted by a Clippy doppelganger who looks like a sandwich with a face. The sandwich has some bad news: he needs to install some critical RadOS updates, and you only have 30 seconds to save your work before he shuts it down for you and send your progress into oblivion.

You need to say goodbye to your friends on AIM, save the image you were editing in SnapBrush Pro (trial version, of course), log out of your RadBank account, and more. You'd think it'd be easy enough, but the sandwich, much like Clippy, always makes things more complicated than they have to be. There's always another question to answer and a box to fill.

Depending on how quickly you move, in the end RadOS tell you how many hours of work you lost. So far, the least I managed to lose was two hours, and I defy you to do better.

If this makes you nostalgic for Clippy, there's another cute imitator in this game about the operating system from Jurassic Park, or you can go deeper than you should and just buy this Clippy erotica titled Conquered by Clippy: An Erotic Short Story.

You can grab RadOS for free here. Sadly, it's for PC only at the moment.