Weird indie games are fun. Minecraft. Don't Starve. Now a new game is likely to join the cadre and it's called No Pineapple Left Behind. It's not about the next great fruit cocktail, but it's about a school simulation.
If you don't get the title's reference, it's a fun play at the No Child Left Behind Act signed into law in 2002 in the United States.
As twisted as it is, the game puts you on the helm as a principal of a school watching over pineapples. (Yes, pineapples)
These pineapples are important to your success as a principal as these pineapples were once children (yes again, pineapple children) that sit and do amazingly well on standardised tests, which in turn gets more funding for your school. Here’s the challenge, your pineapple children have a risk of turning back into real children and you can’t have that because the children are more easily distracted.
Currently the game is in closed alpha phaseand possibly an open alpha happening this spring. To add to the novelty, the game was created by a teacher.