Aspiring Game Developer Turns ‘Optimum Pride’ Meme into a Video Game
Aspiring video game developer Bebo Norman “Bebo Studios” Cipriano hilariously turned the viral Optimum Pride meme into a video game.
If you’ve been living under the rock, the Optimum Pride meme was a viral video of a man gleefully talking to his ‘babe’ about a passing truck that looked like Optimus Prime, the renowned Autobot leader from the Transformers franchise. The man misnamed it ‘Optimum Pride’ while imitating the famous robot’s transformation sounds.
Bebo Studios decided to put his own twist on the meme which led to the creation of “Transferee: Optimum Pride Rising – The Videogame.”
“I have actually always planned [on making] devlogs of my progress in game development since I started learning [how to program]. Because I wanted to further improve my skills, I decided to make a small project that would be fairly easy to do. At that time, the ‘Optimum Pride video’ [went] viral and with that, I just randomly thought, “Wouldn’t that be funny if I turned that into a videogame?” And so, I started working on it,” Bebo Studios revealed.
“I didn’t really plan ahead in making the video game version of the meme. I kind of winged it actually. I just started doing it. I first started making pixelated animations because it was really quick to do and for the animations of the ‘Optimum Pride’, I just Googled some sprite sheets of the character and copied it to my game. And then, I started coding the basic movements of the characters such as moving left or right when pressing a certain button, a button to transform, and the interactions between Optimum Pride and the man on the video. The other assets that I’ve put into the game are also copied from the internet so I could just finish it quickly. With all of that put together, I have made Transferee: Optimum Pride Rising – The Videogame,” Bebo Studios continued.
As of the time of the article’s writing, the “Transferee: Optimum Pride Rising – The Videogame” video has amassed a whopping 73k reactions on Facebook.
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