Shh…shut up if you’re reading this in bed. I don’t want to alarm you, but there could be a serial killer hiding under your mattress. However, it can also have no bones and can only wiggle and twist to get anywhere, giving you a big advantage. It’s also a setup for a stupid new free game. called Man Man.
Man Man it is a free browser game starring a serial killer with floppy disks named… Man-Man. (You can laugh at how bad the title is, even the game’s creator admits it’s terrible.) Man-Man, the killer, not the game, has no bones. So the only way he can move around and kill people is by tumbling. What this means for you, the player, is that you will need to press the buttons on his arms and legs in a manner similar to another classic ffree online game, QWOP.
As mentioned earlier, you start the game under your victim’s bed. It’s a really creepy way to start such an absurd game. At first I could hardly move. But eventually, with some practice, I was able to constantly drive the Man Man around the house. Your main goal is to get the knife before you return and kill the unsuspecting victim. Of course, without bones, this is easier said than done, and you’ll probably end up smashing nearby furniture as you make your way through the house and make your way to the knife.
I won’t spoil the ending or what happens after you get the knife, but it was unexpected and adds a bit of silly and spooky metres. I found myself laughing, but also feeling a little uneasy.
Man Man was designed by one person Reddit defcron user. And according to them, it was done in about a week. Why did they make this weird little game? Well, like many things in life, it all started small.
“I made a joke about a stupid serial killer and decided to turn it into a short browser game,” defcon explained. through Reddit comment. “They call him Man Man because he is a man dressed in the skin of another man. (Oh, and he has no bones.)
Since its release a few days ago, the game has gained a small community of players and people have even sped up the game. I watched one of these races and was shocked at how mobile boneless killer was in their hands. Even jealous. Players also find hidden secrets that the defcron put into the game. Although on the game’s itch.io page, the creator admits that he expected these secrets to remain hidden “for at least a few weeks.”
If you have a few minutes to kill (get it… like a killer…), check Man Man. Just don’t look under your bed.