The plot for this game is based on some conversations we had at the Bacchanalia 2001 canoe trip. One night, while staring at the moon and stars, listening to loons, we all came up with a completely rediculous story. I re-worked most of the elements of this story into a game called "Absurd". Initially, it was going to be an entry for a 1mb LibSDL contest, but I never followed through on that, and have instead worked into its current form, a game to be run on Pac-Man arcade hardware, or within any arcade game emulator.
It goes a little something like this...
Michael Bolton is trying to take over the Moon. In order for him to do this, he has been stealing bunnies, alligators and oragutans from all of the zoos across North America and implanting them with mind control chips.
In order for him to gain control of the Moon, he must get all of these animals to pray to the Moon simultaneously. He has scattered these animals on islands in lakes throughout North America. Their mind control chips will make them go insane if they're not removed before the next full moon.
Your mission is to retrieve the mind control crystals from all of the islands, and return the animals to their homes before the next full moon, so that the explosive implants can be removed safely.
This is, of course, absurd.