Games have this thing about taking players on an epic adventure. While that sounds nice, when everyone is trying to throw an epic adventure at you in order to sell a game, they tend to start blurring together. Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor is the complete opposite of that, choosing instead to focus on the doldrums of everyday life, while adventure seemingly passes you by. If anything, this makes the game stand out more than most other AAA Shooter/Open World/Action/RPG games that dominate the headlines.
Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor is described as an "anti-adventure" and tasks the player with picking up trash in an alien bazaar. Naturally, your character has dreams of leaving this life behind her, but reality being what it is, keeps her from doing so.
Here's a list of the game's main features per an official press release:
Spend your days cleaning up litter, finding food, and testing your luck at lottoshrines scattered throughout the area. Daily tasks form the backbone of your life as the Janitor, providing structure and monotonous security in an uncertain world! Do not deviate from your routine. Pray, work, eat, sleep. Do not deviate from your routine.
Suffer the curse!
Stick your scentflaps where you shouldn't, and you may just walk away with an ancient cranial entity haunting your every waking moment. Consult local Necresses, pray to the Nine Goddesses, purchase ritual objects, and rub the giant sword to balance your personal luck favorably. Maybe that will make the whispering stop.
Embark on an anti-adventure!
Navigate the maze of alleyways, side streets, plazas, and bridges as you search for discarded items to burn. If you pay attention and keep track of landmarks, you won't get lost…probably.
Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor is available now on Steam and retails for $9.99.