Developed by Jackson Lango
FlashMush Reviews Rating: 8/10
A game based on people going out and canvassing an issue...Who ever would have thought a game would or should be based around that. Well, Canvasser, the latest game by Jackson Lango, took this challenging theme if you will and really turned it into something quite interesting.
Yes, at its core Canvasser is a game about canvassing. Canvassing about the proposed clear cutting of a local forest to be exact. You play a character who joins the environmental group to raise money for the cause and your job is to go out and canvass. Here is where Canvasser gets interesting and creative. You are given a minimum goal of money to collect each day and should also aim to collect the most money and talk to the most people in your team. Now to get money you click on a person walking by and then you have various dialogue choices given to you. These choices are such things as talk about the forest, the issue or the environmental group. Each choice either raises the person's care or trust bar (or both). These bars are what dictates how much money a person gives when you finally ask them for money.
That is the gist of Canvasser, very simple dialogue centric flash game where you sort of need to feel out your target and raise that trust and care bars. So with that being said I think Canvasser has a great foundation and extremely unique idea. But there are some issues...mainly I just think Canvasser needs more features to make it more robust. Have an upgrade system of some sort or a more RPG like style somehow. Essentially make the whole thing more detailed. Again the premise is completely sound and the graphics scream retro which is something I love but just feel like more is needed to make a true 10/10 game, which Canvasser has the potential to be in my opinion.