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Paper Computer Game
1st screen 1st game
Full Title Paper Computer Game (The first few games were simply titled after the genre)
Series Series 1
Number 1
Main Character Xaq
Main Villain None
This article is about the game by the name of Paper Computer Game. For PCGs in general, see Paper Computer Games

Paper Computer Game is the title of the first Paper Computer Game ever made. It introduced the character of Xaq, putting him on an adventure to save Colette. The game launched Series 1, an era of PCG history that would last for years, producing hundreds of issues before retiring. Series 2 and other PCG series have followed.

The game is a surrealistic adventure through Xaq's world, which has turned against him.

Story and SituationEdit

The actual story of the game has been largely lost in the annuls of time, yet the basic premise is that Colette had been spirited away by some mysterious someone, and it is Xaq's job to resque her.

Xaq is a normal young boy, just hanging out at his best friend Chris' house one day as he always does. Things are going normal until he gets word that Colette has been captured.

Making it his mission to rescue her, Xaq sets out only to find that suddenly, everything and everyone is inexplicably trying to kill him. Even Chris's family have turned on Xaq, and he must escape to save his life.

One of the first screens involves a fight with Chris's Dad in the garage, where Xaq finds an inflatable boat. Next, Xaq battles the neighbor's dogs, and the large muscular neighbor himself (which is where Xaq first dies).

Then he might have had some other adventures, but ultimately he ends up in a river on his inflatable boat. The river feeds into the moat of the castle where Colette is held prisoner. The walls are hundereds, if not thousands, of feet high, and almost as thick. The draw bridge is up, there are archers in the parapits, death traps in the archways, and alligators in the moat. Could this be the end?

EndingEdit

                       WARNING: Spoilers Ahead

Somehow, Xaq found a way to resque Colette, and they escaped via the inflatable boat to adventure another day. Namely in series 1 episode 2.

The CharacterEdit

Xaq is just a normal (well...) kid who falls into incredible circumstances. An especially dogged hero, he's incredibly intelligent but dies frequently. After each death, he stubornly gasps, "save game" and is once again off to save ______[insert goal here, i.e. Colette, the world, his dignity, etc.]

AlliesEdit

None. No one helps Xaq.

The GameEdit

The quintessential paper computer game, which garners this title by strategically being the first made, episode 1 introduced a lot of long standing PCG traditions. Saving a game, verses loading it, was developed here, as Chris accidentally said the former and was too proud to admit he was wrong...the rest is history. The concept that Xaq cannot live was also developed here, which in turn was aided by the concept that most puzzles should be bearly logical, and when they were, that Xaq should still take forever to figure them out. This started the phase of Chirs giving Xaq hints, much to the latter's aggravation.

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