This week’s game is the snarky MMO simulator Progress Quest.

Yay progress!

Calling Progress Quest a game is stretching the truth a little.  Progress Quest is actually a jab at most MMO’s focus on grinding for better stats and equipment.  What Progress Quest does is just automate the whole grinding experience (as does a similar game Grind Quest).  Basically the whole “game” is just a series of progress bars, text fields, and numbers describing a character and what he’s doing to make those numbers and progress bars go up.  It’s a refreshingly honest look at what grinding really is.

After I had finished a session of Progress Quest, I was ready to do some real grinding in Aardwolf.

-Confusion is a state of mind, or is it?