Lost Wage Rampage is a fast-paced riot grrrl driving game: Grand Theft Auto crossed with Thelma & Louise. Designed for teen and mature audiences, the goal of the game is to steal as many valuable objects from the mall as possible, in order to get the money that should have been the girls’ in the first place. Drift, skid, and rocket your car through the mall, crashing into and collecting valuable loot to add to their payback. Get your score as close as you can to the money they should have made while navigating infinite and constantly changing mall layouts. And look out: an ever-growing presence of mall cops is intent on stopping your heist.
Lost Wage Rampage is a cheeky take on the gender pay gap, a satirical game based on the all-too-common female experience of discovering you’re being underpaid and wanting to do something about it.
This game was commissioned by the Peabody Essex Museum as part of their Playtime Exhibit.
Game design and code by Jane Friedhoff.
Art and animation by Marlowe Dobbe.
Procedural level gen engine by Andy Wallace.
Music credits: “Twisted” by Kevin MacLeod and “Blood Robot” by Streepthroat.