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Sat, Jul. 18th, 2009, 11:34 pm

Are all short indy-games about death? Or is it just the ones I've been seeing lately?

Sun, Jul. 19th, 2009 11:45 pm (UTC)

Ahh, I don't have mmsword watched on LJ. He looks neat though so I'll do that.

I played Fathom but near as I can figure, you fall into the water, you make a tree grow, you open a rock door, and you explode into light. Do you know if there's anything else to that game?

Mon, Jul. 20th, 2009 07:48 am (UTC)

You don't... Well... Basically, you get into a fight you can't win, and you fall for a long time, and then you fatally hit the water. While the shock and suffocation slowly kill you, you experience a hallucination in which you explore mysterious depths. You're joined by flittering, colorful, seemingly friendly fish, which indicates a subconscious need to... well, not die alone. You don't explode into light, you ascend into it. A lot of people who very nearly die report experiencing travelling towards the light, and feeling at peace. It's very likely a neurological event associated with approaching brain-death.

Mon, Jul. 20th, 2009 02:53 pm (UTC)

Oh! So that's what it is. I wouldn't have guessed that. I guess I take things too literally? ^.^;;

Mon, Jul. 20th, 2009 06:23 pm (UTC)

That's why it ends with the character floating downwards, the helmet and gun having floated away a good few meters when we see him. See, I was assuming that the character was a robot of some sort, which made the whole thing... actually even more sad.