Seriously? How the hell do you take a song a song that's primarily about disappointment and disenfranchisement and completely invert it?
Some folks were born made to wave the flag; oh, the red, white & blue...
I bought the itch.io bundle and, since I'm sort of between games, decided to pick a game via random number generator on each page and try them out. Preliminary thoughts from the ones I tried last night:
Guppy: A "guppy simulator" where you swim around, eat bugs and wait to die. So probably pretty faithful to real life. Use two keys to swish your tail around and try to find food and avoid the big fish who'll chase and eat you. Hand drawn style minimalist graphics. Was amusing for maybe five minutes but gets samey real fast. Guppies probably feel the same way.
Keep It Together: Interact with people and respond to them in conversation. Answer correctly and you learn a little bit about them to help you next time. Answer wrong and build stress. After maxing your stress, you need to hold a key down the rest of the game, eventually turning it into a sort of Keyboard Finger Twister. Ultimately you'll explode into a swarm of rats. Did I mention that you're a swarm of rats in a trench coat trying to fool people into thinking you're human? Talk about burying the lede. This was fun except my old keyboard could only accept five keys held down before it stopped responding to my pressing conversation replies so I guess you need one of them fancy keyboards that lets you mash fifty keys at once.
Pet the Pup at the Party: You're at a house party but all you really want to do is find the host's dog and pet it. Run through a maze of rooms and dodge guests as you search for the dog before time runs out. You can "talk" to guests but it doesn't seem to actually do anything. Also, when you click to talk to someone, your hand does the petting motion so you wind up inadvertently pawing at hipster chicks. Was fun for a couple rounds; feels more like something you'd want to play with people watching or for a streamer. They should combine this with Keep it Together so you can be socially awkward at the party and explode into a swarm of rats all over their dog.
A Game of Changes: A puzzle tile game where you're Confucius wandering along, trying to collect I Ching symbols to open a gate to the next level. Slow paced and not very well animated but it might be fine if you like puzzle games. I'd try to say something more clever here except this was a pretty boring game.
Ecchi Sketch: This was a Visual Novel which isn't really my thing and still isn't my thing after clicking through page after page of plodding "story" about a lesbian who is supposedly unattractive but it's because she wears glasses and her hair in a bun. She meets another chick who gives her a job drawing smutty lesbian comics. The second chick is supposedly really beautiful which I guess is because her hair color is different and she's not wearing glasses. Will they find love? Lust? Something? I dunno, maybe. I didn't click enough to find out.
Fossil Hunters: Whack piles of sand, stone and, uh, other stone to uncover fossil tiles, brush them clean and assemble into skeletons. You have an anonymous benefactor who wants you to assemble certain combinations such as a skeleton with a head on each end and a skeleton with a crapload of spines linked together. I'm not sure if that's how paleontology works but I'll do it for the piles of dino-gold (?) and giant pink gemstones it gets me. There was some slight adventure aspects like needing to leap chasms or avoid falling stones but otherwise was pretty rote. I only made it to Mine #3 so maybe it gets more adventurous later on. Can be played in up to 4-player co-op and is probably more fun then, avoiding other players' cave-ins and getting through levels faster.
Out of the heap, I'd say Keep It Together is worth downloading if you have a keyboard that can handle it and Pet the Pup was fun for a little bit. Fossil Hunters might be fun with friends. Guppy, Ecchi Sketch and Game of Changes weren't really worth the minimal effort.