Comedy (video game genre)

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Comedy, also known as a humor or satire, is a genre of video game designed to make the player laugh. This genre is not based around any specific mechanic, but rather a style of writing or situation. Most video game databases don't create a category for comedic games, which I find disappointing since comedy is such a prominent genre in most other forms of media and there really are a lot of comedy games worth playing.

Personal

From a young age, I have always liked comedy and find it to be one of my favorite genres of media. My comedic taste has matured over the years, replacing gross out humor and pratfalls with satire and clever jokes, but I still love to laugh. I had played a few games with humorous elements prior, but the first video game I ever remember playing that was clearly meant to be a comedy was Space Quest II: Vohaul's Revenge in the late-1980s, and I really loved all the jokes in it. Although comedy is a niche genre among video games, and many of those games intended to be comedic fail, I still really appreciate the ones that are made.

Games

This is a list of comedy video games that are important to me. For all games in this genre, see the comedy category.

Title Released Developer
Glittermitten Grove 2016-12-26 Twinbeard
Goat Simulator 2014-04-01 Coffee Stain Studios
Ittle Dew 2013-07-05 Ludosity AB
Katamari Damacy 2004-03-18 Namco
Peasant's Quest 2004-08-02 Videlectrix
Pony Island 2016-01-04 Daniel Mullins Games
Portal 2007-10-10 Valve
Portal 2 2011-04-19 Valve
The Secret of Monkey Island 1990-10-?? Lucasfilm Games
Space Quest I: The Sarien Encounter 1986-10-?? Sierra On-Line
Space Quest II: Vohaul's Revenge 1987-11-14 Sierra On-Line
Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon 1989-03-24 Sierra On-Line
The Stanley Parable 2013-10-17 Galactic Cafe
Undertale 2015-09-15 Toby Fox

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