Ever wondered what it was like to intern at an ad agency? Check out Ontario-based McMillan Agency’s hilarious 8-bit game, Interns. Created to train their interns, the objective of the game is simple: wander around the office, respond to clues, help develop ideas, stop a coworker from surfing cat videos… and learn how to power nap. Via the website:
“Congratulations, you’re going to be interning at the McMillan creative agency. Overcome the distraction of cute pets and conquer the temptation of free alcohol to uncover the best creative ideas and establish yourself as a rising star. But remember: you’re not getting paid so don’t work too hard.”
According to the agency:
“As you know, there’s an ongoing debate about the internship system in advertising (and other industries). Do they help you prepare for a career, or are they simply a way for agencies to get cheap labour?” asks McMillan’s Ankit Verma.
“We didn’t want our interns here at McMillan to feel unprepared or unappreciated, so we created an 8-bit video game that featured them as playable characters. In the game, they must collect ten ideas for an upcoming client presentation… as in real life, sometimes ideas come when you least expect them.”