Loading is inevitable in modern games. What started as simple notices that the game wasn’t broken has spiraled in all directions including (admittedly cool) looping animations, play tips, and eyeroll-worthy notices about “charging the hyperdrives” and “injecting extra FUN.” While this feature is almost inherently an afterthought, it doesn’t seem like a stretch to say the wrong loading message will almost certainly cause your game to flop and destroy your career.
But there’s good news! We’ve put together this list of free loading messages you can borrow to earn laughs and love from players. Enjoy!
Using one of these? Want to suggest more as a service to your fellow developers? Let ’em rip!
Todd Mitchell is a US Midwest-based freelance writer, indie game developer, and humorist. He’s the author of Inside Video Game Creation, the founder of CodeWritePlay, and host of the GameDev Breakdown and Midwestionable podcasts. Follow him on Twitter @Mechatodzilla.