The Irate Gamer Game (lost iOS game; 2013)

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Screenshot of the game.

Status: Lost

The Irate Gamer is an infamous gaming web series created by Chris Bores. The series ran from 2007 to 2016, and was later replaced with the Chris NEO Show. The series gained notoriety due to its shameless similarity to James Rolfe's web series, The Angry Video Game Nerd.

On August 2013, in collaboration with Mad Media Labs, Bores released his own iOS video game, titled The Irate Gamer Game (referred to on the App Store as TIGG).


The game was a 2D platformer where you control the Irate Gamer on a quest to get his video game collection back from the Shadow Overlord. The game had over 60 levels, with comic book-style cutscenes.[1]

As with most things about Bores, the game was not received well. YouTuber Guru Larry reviewed the game for a IrateGamerSucks blog post back when it first came out, in which he mentions the game being un-intuitive with poor controls, being too easy with generous health refills while also being too hard with one-hit enemies, and being generally un-creative and repetitive.[2]

Upon further inspection, it appears that the game was actually a heavy reskin of another iOS game called Commander Cool.[3] The website for Commander Cool offered an "iOS 2D Platformer Starter Kit", which was basically the game's source code, presumably used by Mad Media Labs to create TIGG.[4]


The game was apparently planned on for three years, and released on the App Store on August 25th, 2013. Both a paid, and a free, "lite" version existed.[1] As the game was poorly received, the price of the full version dropped from $3.99 to $0.99 after a very short time, before both versions got removed from the store entirely on November of the same year.[5]


After getting taken down from the App Store, no IPA file of the game has resurfaced. All that remains from the game are a few screenshots, some recollections from people that have tried the game, and a few gameplay videos on YouTube. Bores himself had made videos about the game, which have been since deleted and lost as well.[6]





Gameplay video.
Another short gameplay video.
8-Bit Eric's review of the game.
Trailer for Commander Cool.

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