The cigarettes, cocktails and clothing of Mad Men all say the hit AMC show is set in the ‘60s. A recently released game just as confidently proclaims a retro love for the ‘80s by looking like it’s just 8 bits.
Players assume the role of central character Don Draper and must complete three challenges to save the Madison Avenue advertising agency, with a different ending depending on how the player chose to complete the mission (play the game, below). The not-at-all-challenging game pretty much follows the main plot points of the TV show’s season 4.
The Mad Men Game was written and directed by Benny and Rafi Fine, the comedy team behind the “Kids React” YouTube videos. “We encourage you to play the game multiple times to see all possible endings,” the Fine Brothers wrote on their YouTube channel. “Technology at work, enjoy the game!”
Music and animation are by Doctor Octoroc, known to his family as Levi Buffum, who invites fans to download the free .zip file of the equally retro soundtrack. It’s suitable for annoying ringtones or Nyan Cat videos.
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Doctor Octoroc – official site
Download the Mad Men Game soundtrack here [.zip]
AMC describes: Created by Emmy and Golden Globe winning executive producer Matthew Weiner, Mad Men Season 5 is anchored by an award-winning ensemble cast, including Golden Globe winner Jon Hamm, January Jones, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Jared Harris, Jessica Paré, Rich Sommer, Aaron Staton, Robert Morse, Kiernan Shipka, Jay Ferguson and Christopher Stanley. The series revolves around the conflicted world of Don Draper (Hamm), the biggest ad man (and ladies man) in the business, and his colleagues at the Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce Advertising Agency.