Most office jobs suck, but at least you don’t have to go through regular reassessment with fear of firing. Dropping Into Work revolves around a job where you literally might not make it through the day.
As a self-titled “Factually Accurate Corporate Takeover Simulator!” Dropping Into Work certainly doesn’t dilly-dally on getting to the point. You can and probably will die within your first minute of playing. As a matter of fact, there are eight endings available, many of which die in untimely, sudden deaths — be that the narrator snapping your neck or the floor giving way under you.
It turns out that, in the strange anachronistic future of the game, takeovers are a little more violent and direct than in the modern world, although, that said, there’s definitely room for you to score a promotion if you’re deft enough.
An incredibly short game, Dropping Into Work won’t take you more than 10-15 minutes to get through most of the endings. However, it’s got a memorable aesthetic, as well as clean and clear voice acting – that alone makes it worth a quick dive. The music selection is also pretty great, with nods toward Talking Heads, Simon & Garfunkel and more — I’m not quite sure about the technicalities of that, but it definitely helps bring it all together.
Dropping Into Work is available for PC, Mac and Linux for free over on its itch.io page.