It's 6.20pm on April 14th, 2006. You are 20 years old and single. Tonight is
your twentieth birthday. You live alone in a small flat in Slough, a suburb
of London, England. Somehow you left school without any qualifications to
speak of, and you have a dead end job that doesn't have much of a future.
What are you going to do with your life? and what will you have achieved by
your thirtieth birthday?
In Kudos what you do with that life is nearly limitless. Become a muscular
physicist on the bowling team, alcoholic motorcycle riding human rights
lawyer, health-obsessed skateboarding cosmetic surgeon, or whatever your
imagination can handle. Kudos lets you live a second life one turn at a
There's neither victory nor defeat in Kudos. You earn kudos as a measure of
your social performance, but the game does not end when your kudos is high
or when your kudos is low. Instead the goals you set are your own to deal
with, and so as you explore the game new ideas and new goals may become the
objective of your new life.