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Peter Panic

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bit.ly/pe­ter­panic Pe­ter­Panic is, ac­cord­ing to in­die de­vel­oper and for­mer theatre ac­tor James Mar­ion, the “world’s first minigame mu­si­cal”. The game casts you as the epony­mous Peter, who’s strug­gling to re­pair his di­lap­i­dated home­town theatre. To raise cash, you take a se­ries of jobs that break up your day into BishiBashi-style mi­crogames in which you sort pa­per­work, pack boxes and, er, avoid cannon fire. All of your con­ver­sa­tions with the odd­bod cast take the form of amus­ing show tunes writ­ten by Ben Bon­nema and guest com­poser Danny Bara­nowsky. Bizarrely, it even in­cludes a level de­signed by Hide­taka ‘Sw­ery’ Sue­hiro. Pe­ter­Panic is a pol­ished, wil­fully silly dis­trac­tion that’s free to start, but you’ll have to pay if you want to save your progress. We were charmed enough to do just that.

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