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June 4, 2013 11:01 PM   Subscribe

What I really like about this game is the realism.
posted by chrchr at 11:31 PM on June 4, 2013

Even discussing this game is spoilertastic.

But it can't hurt to ask: how do you get the hacker ending?
posted by Yowser at 12:09 AM on June 5, 2013

Yowser: Quit the game and poke around at the files.
posted by aubilenon at 12:15 AM on June 5, 2013 [1 favorite]

how do you get the hacker ending?
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posted by juv3nal at 12:16 AM on June 5, 2013

It's definitely interesting and worth the experience, though at some point it becomes less than subtle about the point it's making, which I think is a mistake. Moreover, though, I'm not sure I agree with the point it makes, as I think there is an implicit contract between developer and player.
posted by Han Tzu at 12:25 AM on June 5, 2013 [1 favorite]

This was a neat game btw. Maybe I should put game in quotes. "Game".

Anyway, my overthinker was getting tired of beans, so this was a welcome break. Thanks.
posted by aubilenon at 12:28 AM on June 5, 2013

The hacker ending should have actually made you write the ending text.
posted by Serf at 1:10 AM on June 5, 2013

Serf: I'm sure you could, but it'd take a lot more work.
posted by NMcCoy at 1:33 AM on June 5, 2013

On the other hand, could you be more-than-subtle about the point it makes/you make with it?
posted by CrystalDave at 2:02 AM on June 5, 2013

Ah the contract being that this is a game, and not a story. I mean those terms don't need to be strict categories, but if we're calling this a game, and the author does call this a game, then my goal isn't simply to negotiate my own narrative; it's to construct my narrative within the negotiated bounds of the environment we've agreed on.

That's why walking away doesn't feel like a victory state. Besides, what is a victory state in a narrative, even? I need a wink and a nod back from the game/creator because otherwise it's not even a collaboration, it's just me picking up my ball and going home.
posted by danny the boy at 2:15 AM on June 5, 2013 [2 favorites]

The negotiated bounds of the environment already include editing the game files. Writing your own ending in the RenPy language is therefore a legit mode of play.
posted by LogicalDash at 2:30 AM on June 5, 2013

So basically, you have to be able to program in one particular language to get all the modes of the game?
posted by corb at 4:19 AM on June 5, 2013

/Latka "Here I come to save the Date"
posted by marienbad at 4:40 AM on June 5, 2013

I just discovered this game and I loved it. The ending --- my ending --- was extremely satisfying.
posted by painquale at 1:05 PM on June 11, 2013

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