The resurrection of Plumbers Don’t Wear Ties was almost worth the trouble

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Plumbers Don’t Wear Ties is the worst game published for the 3DO system. It may, in fact, be one of the worst games ever published for a console. Thanks to the efforts of YouTube personality psychoticgiraffe, we can now bask in the glory of this not-safe-for-work 1994 softcore porn game. Stilted voice-acting, casual misogyny, (including the threat of rape) a bit of nudity, and amateur technical prowess came together to create a game somewhere between a visual novel and a PowerPoint presentation. Unlike previous showings of Plumbers Don’t Wear Ties, psychoticgiraffe is also releasing the PC code for the game, so everyone can experience the wonder firsthand.

It turned out that there was one copy of the PC version of Plumbers Don’t Wear Ties sitting in the Ball State University library. According to psychoticgiraffe, he was able to ferret out the find when he was tipped off by an old archive of the PC Gamer magazine that revealed an obscure PC version of the game. By backtracking through the game’s system requirements, psychoticgiraffe found the sole listing for Plumbers Don’t Wear Ties in the world library database. Good news for videogame historians and game playing masochists everywhere!