Squanchtendo Games has released, Accounting, their first game as a new studio. While the game was originally scheduled for release in September, Squanchetendo decided to take a couple of extra weeks to squeeze in a bit more polish, and the game is now available on Steam.

Road to VR got an early peek at the game and found it to be a hilarious, narrative-driven adventure with Job Simulator-style interaction. It takes about half an hour to play though the whole thing, but it could be longer if you take the time to listen to all of the dialogue (which you probably should). The experience is well worth your time and is an exciting taste of what the future holds for Squanchtendo Games, which was founded by Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland and former Epic Games Executive Producer Tanya Watson.

Here is how Squanchtendo describes the game in their own (less than completely accurate) words:

We want to welcome you as a new entrant to the very respected and very mature field of Accounting. You’ve been hired to be one of the first to experience the latest and greatest accountancy software in VIRTUAL REALITY.

In it, you do your Accounting. That is it. Nothing more. It is a serious game and Virtual Reality is the future. Don’t question it. Consume your nutrient packages and step into the 5th most immersive world. It is for adults. Not because there’s violence and sex – but because Accounting is so serious and has so many complex numbers, if a child played it they would probably die.

Accounting is a collaboration between Squanchtendo with William Pugh and Dominik Johann of Crows Crows Crows.

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  • Me

    I’ve played it last evening. It’s rough and you really have to enjoy that kind of special humor. But it’s also very nicely done for what it is, I have to admit.

    It reminds me a bit of this new generation of cartoons my kids watch endlessly: Adventure Time, The Amazing World of Gumball, etc… same unlimited creativity.
    I honestly would prefer all that talent to go into these franchises because you can get as creative and as fun, but without the gore and the trash talk.

    • DougP

      The Adventure Time VR game is fun. I played it on Gear VR & it was great. Even as an adult I really enjoyed it.
      AS an adult, I also enjoyed Accounting for the crude lang & humor & bizarre concepts.

  • bschuler

    Meh, it’s an experience.. not a great one.. not a bad one.. but one in between and I’ll probably play through it another time or two. Had it come out in September, I might have considered it better. But due to the delay and other experiences being released, it’s meh. Personally I like The Cubical and Directionless more.

  • DougP

    Really enjoyed this. If you’re not bothered by vulgar humor & bizarre story-telling, I’d highly recommend giving it a go.

    Also by these creators, some really cool games/experiences:
    The Stanley Parable
    Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger And The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist

    Dr Langeskov is free on Steam.
    The Stanley Parable is definitely worth the price (94% current rating on steam).

    Really enjoy the clever, artistic & stylistic choices from these creators.
    Looking forward to seeing what them come out with next, hopefully a longer/full game experience.