‘Luck Be a Landlord’ Designer’s Anti-Capitalist Game Is a Success. He Still Hates Capitalism

In 2021, Luck be a Landlord designer Dan DiIorio had what every upstart game creator hopes for: a hit. People wanted to play—and pay for—his game. But as I previously reported, DiIorio was forced to delay a patch for his roguelike deckbuilder about earning "rent money to defeat capitalism" because he couldn’t get ADHD medication, and it’s “nearly impossible” for him to write code without it. Two years later, with Luck be a Landlord having left Early Access last week, DiIorio’s life has changed, and he no longer worries about rent.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/z349p9/luck-be-a-landlord-designers-anti-capitalist-game-is-a-success-he-still-hates-capitalism
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