Back when Men’s Room Mayhem was rated by the ACB for the PlayStation Vita, the name brought about many different thoughts as to what it might be. Nearly a month later, Ripstone and Sawfly Studios, who is made up of ex-Studio Liverpool devs (WipEout), have revealed that Men‘s Room Mayhem is a “frantic line drawing game based around men’s room etiquette.”
Likened to Flight Control meets Carry on at Your Convenience, here’s the description of the game from Phil Gaskell, Creative Director and Co-Founder at Ripstone:
In Men’s Room Mayhem you’re hired as the janitor of your very own chaotic men’s room. You’re responsible for directing patrons, keeping everywhere sparkling clean and steering patrons away from trouble! You need to get your customers safely to the urinals and cubicles in time – otherwise there’ll be a few nasty accidents for you to clean up!
Avoid fights by strategically steering patrons past each other with pinpoint precision, but be careful, as the waves increase the patrons pile up fast – so mind your pees and queues (you see what I did there?). All this is done using simple line drawing touch gestures on the PS Vita’s front screen.
Extra points are scored for maintaining proper men’s room etiquette as well as for demonstrating good personal hygiene. And this links nicely to how I came up with the idea for Men’s Room Mayhem…
Phil then talked a little bit more about Men’s Room Mayhem:
When we had the idea for Men’s Room Mayhem it was clearly a game that just had to be made. So when the opportunity to work with the ex-Studio Liverpool guys at Sawfly Studios came along we jumped at the chance to involve them, and we are absolutely delighted with the results. It’s fun, funny, and for anyone unfamiliar or curious about men’s room etiquette it certainly provides a crash course!
There’s currently no announced price for MRM, but “the game is finished and is being ‘flushed’ through the system,” so we should be seeing it in the next few weeks.