subdirectory_arrow_right ClayFighter (Collection)
In 2015, internet artists Chris O'Neil, Zach Hadel and Mick Lauer were commissioned to make a trailer for a cancelled reboot of ClayFighter. They made a commercial actively mocking Interplay and the ClayFighter brand, showing quotes from negative reviews, referring to low-quality Interplay games, bait-and-switching an Earthworm Jim reboot, and having Lauer narrate the trailer in a disappointed tone of voice when he discovers that he is announcing a ClayFighter reboot. According to Hadel, the CEO of Interplay was "braindead" and did not pick up on the self-deprecation.
person Rocko & Heffer calendar_month September 23, 2023
subdirectory_arrow_right Battle Chess (Game)
Interplay producers were known to unnecessarily modify games for the simple reason of wanting to prove value. The artist for the Queen in Battle Chess worked around this by drawing a pet duck following the Queen on all of her animations to bait the producers into removing the duck instead of content the team wanted to keep.