I have now seen both of my favourite Let’s Players lose their mind over this game (in typical fashion, Mark getting really angry and frustrated while Jack nearly cried and later tried to add a bit of a conclusion and some advice for his audience).
The little speech that Jack gave at the end of his video was super touching. Having had some experience with suicide/suicidal ideation (both personally and among family/friends) the metaphors this game utilizes are more than accurate and very, very familiar.
While a lot of people sadly have not, I’m glad I made it out and am doing better today than I ever thought I would.
And before anyone asks, yes, I do know that the person who made this game committed suicide. This makes it even more important to look the fuck out for people and reach out to them even if they themselves are unable to.
Oh, and apparently, there’s a sort of prequel game called “Exoptable Money”. I was going to watch Mark’s playthrough of it but it seems it involves the death of an animal (more specifically, a cat) and I don’t think I feel like seeing something like this right now. I know, I should probably check it out to get the full picture but animal death is such a trigger for me (it’s literally the absolute number one thing you could put in any sort of media of you wanted to distress me for days at a time) so I might have to pass this up, at least for the foreseeable future Sorry ^_^;;;