Budding Game Developer Turns ‘Optimum Pride’ Meme Into Video Game

Aspiring video game developer Bebo Norman “Bebo StudiosCipriano hilariously turned the viral Optimum Pride meme into a video game.

If you’ve lived under the rock, the Optimum Pride meme was a viral video of a man happily talking to his “baby” about a passing truck that looked like Optimus Prime, the famous Autobot frontman of the Transformers franchise. The man misnamed it “Optimum Pride” by imitating the sounds of transformation of the famous robot.

Bebo Studios decided to put their own twist on the meme that led to the creation of “Transferee: Optimum Pride Rising – The Videogame”.

“In fact, I always planned [on making] devlogs of my progress in game development since I started learning [how to program]. Because I still wanted to improve my skills, I decided to do 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 to myself, “Wouldn’t it be funny if I turned this into a video game?” “And so, I started working on it,” Bebo Studios revealed.

“I hadn’t really planned in advance to create the video game version of the meme. I sort of winged it actually. I just started doing it. I started doing pixelated animations first because it was really quick to do and for the ‘Optimum Pride’ animations I just googled a few sheets of character sprites and copied them into my game. And then I started coding basic character movements like moving left or right by pressing a certain button, a button to transform, and the interactions between Optimum Pride and the human on the video. . The other items I put in the game are also copied from the internet so that I can finish it quickly. With it all put together, I made Assignee: Optimum Pride Rising – Video gamesBebo Studios continued.

At the time of writing, the video “Transferee: Optimum Pride Rising – The Videogame” has garnered 73,000 reactions on Facebook.

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