Videogame Franchise Annualizer

I've spent a lot of my life watching the video games industry with both keen interest and barely concealed disdain. It's a difficult balancing act, but when you've seen great ideas repeated to death in the name of shareholder profit margins, it's hard not to feel a little jaded. 

A few years ago, back when I started digging into JavaScript for fun, I decided to create a satirical franchise generator — a tool that takes a random seed for a video game title and, with each successive click, "sequelizes" it. After a few successive releases, the franchise then sputters out.

The code itself is pretty clunky — it's all in-line JavaScript, and all possible choices are stored in a couple of seriously bloated string arrays. But it works, and that's more than can be said for the current business model of triple-A game publishing. ;)