XBLIG Uprising Preview: Call Center Shenanigans! Prepare for Smooth Operators.

It’s time for an uprising of the gaming variety!  Indie game fans and developers rejoice, for now is your time to RISE!  Can you hear the chanting?  Can you hear the cries?  Can you hear the Batman?  I’m kidding about that part… or am I?

We here at CBR have set out to provide you with exclusive coverage of the XBLIG uprising.  From previews, to reviews, to fresh made cookies — I’m kidding, I’m terrible at baking — we’ll have everything you want from this year’s event.

With a title like “Smooth Operators” you think snazzy, relaxing jazz.  Maybe there’s a sultry singer, maybe there’s a smoky lounge with fancy cocktails as a saxophone oozes out a melody in the background.

Game developer Andreas Heydeck has a different idea.

Wildly different.

“Smooth Operators” is all about the glamorous world of call centers.  Yep.  You read that right.  Call centers.  There’s not a person in the world who hasn’t experienced the most marvelous(?) of man’s creations, whether it be from working in one or having to call and listen to not so catchy hold music.  “Smooth Operators” puts you in this world, but not as a miserable wage slave.  Not only are you in charge, but you get to build your call center from the ground up.  Develop trustworthy relationships with clients, balance your finances, and make your call center work smoothly through the power of micro management.  It’ll take hard work, sweat, tears, and several cups of coffee to win the day in “Smooth Operators.”


About Briana Lawrence

A geeky girl that's cosplaying as an adult -- sort of -- I've been into video games since I watched my mom save the princess in Super Mario Brothers when I was six years old. A couple of years later, anime would be added in my on-going list of geekery when I discovered a certain vampire hunter who had a hand that talked to him. I'm currently living in St. Paul with my wonderful partner who feeds my nerdtastic needs of anime conventions, watching Persona 4 on Hulu, and trying to beat the crap out of people like Nightmare or rolling up things with a katamari ball. The both of us cosplay together and do artist alley tables, selling the crafty things we make like plushies, woodburned coasters, shotglasses, and other things. The two of us recently purchased a house together, took a room, and painted it with Pac-Man, Sonic, Portal, Star Fox, Katamari, and other gaming gems before we combined our massive game/anime/action figure collections. Up next? Painting our bathroom in an underwater mario theme! I would say I need professional help, but I'm a lost cause at this point. Besides, all men, women, and zombies are created equal!