Comedy (video game genre)
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.
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.
This is a list of comedy video games that are important to me. For all games in this genre, see the comedy category.
|Goat Simulator||2014-04-01||Coffee Stain Studios|
|Ittle Dew||2013-07-05||Ludosity AB|
|Pony Island||2016-01-04||Daniel Mullins Games|
|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|