Mad Men: The Game


  • Currently 4.1/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Rating: 4.1/5 (32 votes)
| Comments (4) | Views (42)

ElleMad Men: The GameHe's one of the coolest guys on TV, a beloved famous character despite being an alcoholic, masquerading, chain-smoking philanderer. Don Draper: he always wins. That is, as long as he's stealing ideas from his secretary, overstepping uppity junior execs and placating his beautiful ex-wife. Hence your mission in Mad Men: The Game, a YouTube interactive fiction game from The Fine Bros in which your choices determine Don's fate—continued confidence, good ideas and inner peace, or an untimely and embarrassing death—as well as the success of his Madison Avenue advertising firm.

Written and directed by Denny and Rafi Fine who are clearly fans of AMC's well-acclaimed series, Mad Men: The Game is full of inside jokes and pokes at Don Draper's foibles as well as the show's iconic standing. It certainly invites discussion of our cultural perceptions and of how something once praised for its originality is now, through its ubiquity, so cliché. The artwork and music by DoctorOctoroc adds to the fun and overall pitch-perfect mood. It can be disappointing, though; several scenes look so fun to play, causing fingers to twitch over the controls wishing it was a true platform game. Nonetheless, there's enough to keep your somewhat passive involvement with its three possible "good" endings as well as four dead ends, all of which come about according to your decisions when prompted. Click the option you prefer (before time runs out) and you'll be sent on to the next video via a new link. Considering the plentiful opportunity for do overs, feel free to take some risks. Don Draper would.

Fans of the show will probably get a bigger kick out of playing this than those who have never watched, yet even if you've only heard about Mad Men in passing, the jokes about the sexist 1960s cocktail and cigarette-crazed culture easily glean your smile. Mad Men: the Game is more fan fiction than satire; it does hold back on some punches and isn't quite as sharp and acerbate as the show it pays homage to. Yet it's an entertaining and enjoyable adventure into the advertising milieu that once was (and perhaps still is, albeit more subversively) part of our social norms.

Play Mad Men: The Game

Walkthrough Guide


(Please allow page to fully load for spoiler tags to be functional.)

Mad Men: The Game Walkthrough

  • There are three full endings and four dead ends.

  • To get a full ending, you must successfully complete all three goals: Confidence, New Ideas, and Inner Peace.

  • Whichever you complete last will decide the ending you earn.

Full End 1 - Confidence

  1. First choose to resolve your Inner Peace with Betty.

    • Shoot the birds instead of Don Draper.

  2. Next pick New Ideas with Peggy.

    • Congratulate Peggy, but steal her thunder.

  3. Lastly, select the Confidence task with Pete.

    • Race to Cooper's office before Pete tells him.

    • Stop and take off your shoes.

Full End 2 - New Ideas

  1. First, select the Confidence task with Pete.

    • Race to Cooper's office before Pete tells him.

    • Stop and take off your shoes.

  2. Next, choose to resolve your Inner Peace with Betty.

    • Shoot the birds instead of Don Draper.

  3. Lastly, pick New Ideas with Peggy.

    • Congratulate Peggy, but steal her thunder.

Full End 3 - Inner Peace

  1. First, select the Confidence task with Pete.

    • Race to Cooper's office before Pete tells him.

    • Stop and take off your shoes.

  2. Next, pick New Ideas with Peggy.

    • Congratulate Peggy, but steal her thunder.

  3. Lastly, choose to resolve your Inner Peace with Betty.

    • Shoot the birds instead of Don Draper.

Dead End 1 - Shot Through the Heart, and You're To Blame

  1. At the start, choose to resolve your Inner Peace with Betty.

  2. Shoot Don Draper.

Dead End 2 - The Worst Possible Thing!

  1. At the start, select New Ideas with Peggy.

  2. Give Peggy a promotion.

Dead End 3 - It's the End of the World as We Know It

  1. At the start, pick the Confidence task with Pete.

  2. Give in to Pete's Demands.

Dead End 4 - How Dare You?!

  1. At the start, pick the Confidence task with Pete.

  2. Race to Cooper's office before Pete tells him.

  3. Leave your shoes on.

4 Comments

dsrtrosy Author Profile Page March 27, 2012 4:47 PM

I keep killing Don off! The only other ending I've found is

Don saves the company (although obviously he doesn't)

What is the third?

I did find the meta-narrative pretty funny, and some of the lines are excellent, especially Peggy's.

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

Mad Men: The Game Walkthrough

  • There are three full endings and four dead ends.

  • To get a full ending, you must successfully complete all three goals: Confidence, New Ideas, and Inner Peace.

  • Whichever you complete last will decide the ending you earn.

Full End 1 - Confidence

  1. First choose to resolve your Inner Peace with Betty.

    • Shoot the birds instead of Don Draper.

  2. Next pick New Ideas with Peggy.

    • Congratulate Peggy, but steal her thunder.

  3. Lastly, select the Confidence task with Pete.

    • Race to Cooper's office before Pete tells him.

    • Stop and take off your shoes.

Full End 2 - New Ideas

  1. First, select the Confidence task with Pete.

    • Race to Cooper's office before Pete tells him.

    • Stop and take off your shoes.

  2. Next, choose to resolve your Inner Peace with Betty.

    • Shoot the birds instead of Don Draper.

  3. Lastly, pick New Ideas with Peggy.

    • Congratulate Peggy, but steal her thunder.

Full End 3 - Inner Peace

  1. First, select the Confidence task with Pete.

    • Race to Cooper's office before Pete tells him.

    • Stop and take off your shoes.

  2. Next, pick New Ideas with Peggy.

    • Congratulate Peggy, but steal her thunder.

  3. Lastly, choose to resolve your Inner Peace with Betty.

    • Shoot the birds instead of Don Draper.

Dead End 1 - Shot Through the Heart, and You're To Blame

  1. At the start, choose to resolve your Inner Peace with Betty.

  2. Shoot Don Draper.

Dead End 2 - The Worst Possible Thing!

  1. At the start, select New Ideas with Peggy.

  2. Give Peggy a promotion.

Dead End 3 - It's the End of the World as We Know It

  1. At the start, pick the Confidence task with Pete.

  2. Give in to Pete's Demands.

Dead End 4 - How Dare You?!

  1. At the start, pick the Confidence task with Pete.

  2. Race to Cooper's office before Pete tells him.

  3. Leave your shoes on.

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply
Smoothfonzo Author Profile Page March 28, 2012 1:12 AM

I really couldn't get into playing this. Ironically, the ad-laden Youtube gets in the way of the gameplay. I was hearing ads in the background and Youtube's mechanisms seemed to work against the game, for instance when making a choice. If you let it run for too long, you lose the choice screen and have to backtrack a bit. If you pause it while trying to decide, you sometimes get a screen full of adsense. Something with less ads would have made this work better, I think. Something like Vimeo.

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

^ Scroll Up | Homepage >

Leave a comment [top of page]

    Please consider creating a Casual Gameplay account if you're a regular visitor here, as it will allow us to create an even better experience for you. Sign-up here!
  • PLEASE UNDERSTAND SITE POLICIES BEFORE POSTING COMMENTS
  • You may use limited HTML tags for style:
    (a href, b, br/, strong, em, ul, ol, li, code, spoiler)
    HTML tags begin with a less-than sign: < and end with a greater-than sign: >. Always. No exceptions.
  • To post spoilers, please use spoiler tags: <spoiler> example </spoiler>
    If you need help understanding spoiler tags, read the spoiler help.
  • Please Preview your comment before posting, especially when using spoilers!
  • No link dropping, no domains as names; do not spam, and do not advertise! (rel="nofollow" in use)
488 Views
0 Comments
Monsters &amp; Medicine> Satori Get the door, because it's a throng of monsters demanding your... medical treatment? Build your hospital while bringing life to the dying in this adorable turn-based strategy game from Clockwork Acorn that's good for what ails ya.  ...
616 Views
4 Comments
March> Dora Everyone needs money, fast cars, good grades... but what might you miss if you only focus on what you have in front of you? This short but sweet interactive art piece follows one man through his life and asks the same question.  ...
2,520 Views
9 Comments
Alexandria Escape> Johnny123 This escape game plops you into ancient Alexandria and has you muddle your way out. Bookshelves, statues, steam machines, and weapons all factor in to your daring point and click adventure.  ...
569 Views
6 Comments
Notebook Wars Saga> Tricky It's the famed shooter series that transforms "shock and awe!" into "shock and draw!" Francisco Ferreres' Notebook Wars returns with the first Unity installment of the series: Notebook Wars Saga. The transition to a new engine means losing a lot of the features fans of the series have grown used to, but those looking for a stripped-down throwback or fun on a mobile screen should enjoy this new iteration of shooty fun.  ...

Recent Comments

 

Display 5 more comments
Limit to the last 5 comments

Casual game of the week

Fear for Sale: The 13 Keys

Your Favorite Games edit

add
Save links to your favorite games here. Use the Favorites editor.

Monthly Archives

Legal notice

All games mentioned or hosted and images appearing on JayIsGames are Copyright their respective owner(s).

All other content is Copyright ©2003-2014 JayIsGames.com. All Rights Reserved.


Visit our great partner: maxcdn!