From the introduction:
This is comedy noir. What that means: It is a comedy game set in the 'film noir' genre. Character bleakness, cynicism, pessimism, etc., are thematic. Player bleakness, etc., is counterproductive. Play it for the laughs. Add alcohol if your group swings that way.
The Alpha 2 Version of the game adds refinement following early comments after submission to the 24-hour competition.