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No Pineapple Left Behind has a strange premise: As principal of a school, you manage the curriculum of a student body that can be turned into pineapples at your will.
It is said that pineapples make better students. They listen more intently and have a more orderly attitude. Humans, on the other hand, may get better grades, but their procrastination tendencies and other bothersome traits can be more difficult to handle. In No Pineapple Left Behind, it's up to you which route to take, and both pineapples and humans will come with their own consequences. Your role as principal has you managing the student curriculum, dealing with parents, maintaining a well-tended staff, and organizing the funding of the school.
The game's creators, Subaltern Games, were inspired by the controversial state exam with a pineapple question that stumped junior high students across the U.S. No Pineapple Left Behind pokes fun at the controversy with its satirical tone. This management sim is coming to PC, Mac, and Linux, with no concrete release date just yet.
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As a person who is allergic to pineapples I'd be deathly afraid to attend this school.
So, basically, I will become the Superintendent of a school for inexplicably intelligent pineapple...
Yep. This doesn't have "under the influence of drugs" written all over it at all.