More than a tease: Mousechief’s new game

By Erin Bell |

Dangerous High School Girls in Trouble! developer Mousechief has been working on its next game for more than a year, and is finally ready to spill the beans. Well, sort of. Mousechief being Mousechief, they’ve released a teaser about the game in the form of a riddle, and have announced an elaborate contest leading up to the Big Reveal of the game’s name.

First, the riddle:

Who would be the cyborg hybrid of Sid Meier and Alex Haley?

Strategy game design guru Sid Meier (of Civilization and Pirates! fame) and African American writer Alex Haley? Er… we’re stumped. Apparently, however, the answer can be found, starting tomorrow, at

And now for the contest. According to Mousechief:

Starting next week, the Mousechief website will post more hints. These hints will satirize a poem seen daily by millions, for decades. Lines will be posted weekly, until the game’s title is revealed. (a title, we warn, to be pronounced in the manner of Gomez Addams)

A prize will be awarded to the first person who sends to us the original poem we are satirizing. The clever winner will receive the first customer copy of the game, and a special INDIE bonus prize of One Dollar!

According to Mousechief, this new game is not intended for children and will be rated TEEN using the T.I.G.R.S. rating system.

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