History CreatorBreakdown / VideoGames

1st Dec '17 1:42:30 PM BeastC
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* The sad downfall of Alex Mauer, a video game composer for numerous indie games. For some reason, Alex believed that she owned the copyright towards songs she composed in the game ''Starr Mazer: DSP'', she attempted to raise the issue towards ''Starr Mazer''[='s=] creator Imagos Softworks by [[InsaneTrollLogic issuing DMCA Takedown notices on Youtube by attacking any and all channels that used that game]], effectively holding these channels hostage. News of this broke through Youtuber Sid Alpha and was echoed by other groups, leading to a ''further'' breakdown, which included issuing more notices, issuing notices for ''other'' games she composed music for, going after Turner Broadcasting via its Adult Swim Games brand, being put in involuntary psychiatric evaluation, leaving said involuntary psychiatric evaluation, hiring a lawyer specializing in copyright law, getting a restraining order put on her by Imagos, ''firing'' her lawyer as a result, resuming her attacks by going after ''Valve'', and even getting ''VideoGame/RiverCityRansomUnderground'' taken down off the Steam store. She's also claiming that [[EverythingIsRacist the only reason anyone has a problem with her doing any of this is just because she's trans]].

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* The sad downfall of Alex Mauer, a video game composer for numerous indie games. For some reason, Alex believed that she owned the copyright towards songs she composed in the game ''Starr Mazer: DSP'', she attempted to raise the issue towards ''Starr Mazer''[='s=] creator Imagos Softworks by [[InsaneTrollLogic issuing DMCA Takedown notices on Youtube by attacking any and all channels that used that game]], effectively holding these channels hostage. News of this broke through Youtuber Sid Alpha and was echoed by other groups, leading to a ''further'' breakdown, which included issuing more notices, issuing notices for ''other'' games she composed music for, going after Turner Broadcasting via its Adult Swim Games brand, being put in involuntary psychiatric evaluation, leaving said involuntary psychiatric evaluation, hiring a lawyer specializing in copyright law, getting a restraining order put on her by Imagos, ''firing'' her lawyer as a result, resuming her attacks by going after ''Valve'', and even getting ''VideoGame/RiverCityRansomUnderground'' taken down off the Steam store. She's also claiming that [[EverythingIsRacist the only reason anyone has a problem with her doing any of this is just because she's trans]].trans]].
* ''That Dragon, Cancer'' is completely autobiographical, with this trope in full display. It chronicles the journey of the game's CreatorCouple as they deal with their infant son's fatal terminal cancer and his eventual death during the game's development. What began as the two creating a game to showcase their personal experience evolved into a tribute to their late son and the brief life they had together.
4th Nov '17 1:23:54 PM theenglishman
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* Scott Cawthon managed to turn his CreatorBreakdown into a CareerResurrection. Cawthon received harsh backlash over his children's game ''VideoGame/ChipperAndSonsLumberCo'' due to the characters looking [[UncannyValley unintentionally creepy]], fell into a depression and nearly quit game development entirely. Then he had a [[EurekaMoment revelation]]: If people thought his characters were creepy-looking, why not go all the way? Thus was born ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'', and Cawthon soon found himself in need of a barn to [[CashCowFranchise keep his cow in]].

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* Scott Cawthon managed to turn his CreatorBreakdown into a CareerResurrection. Cawthon received harsh backlash over his children's game ''VideoGame/ChipperAndSonsLumberCo'' due to the characters looking [[UncannyValley unintentionally creepy]], fell into a depression and nearly quit game development entirely. Then he had a [[EurekaMoment revelation]]: If people thought his characters were creepy-looking, why not [[IntendedAudienceReaction go all all]] [[NightmareFuel the way? way]]? Thus was born ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'', and Cawthon soon found himself in need of a barn to [[CashCowFranchise keep his cow in]].
4th Nov '17 1:23:14 PM theenglishman
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* Scott Cawthon, received harsh backlash over ''VideoGame/ChipperAndSonsLumberCo'' due to the characters looking unintentionally creepy, fell into a depression and nearly quit game development entirely. Then he had a [[EurekaMoment revelation]]: If people thought his characters were creepy-looking, why not go all the way? Thus was born ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'', and Cawthon soon found himself in need of a barn to [[CashCowFranchise keep his cow in]].

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* Scott Cawthon, Cawthon managed to turn his CreatorBreakdown into a CareerResurrection. Cawthon received harsh backlash over his children's game ''VideoGame/ChipperAndSonsLumberCo'' due to the characters looking [[UncannyValley unintentionally creepy, creepy]], fell into a depression and nearly quit game development entirely. Then he had a [[EurekaMoment revelation]]: If people thought his characters were creepy-looking, why not go all the way? Thus was born ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'', and Cawthon soon found himself in need of a barn to [[CashCowFranchise keep his cow in]].
16th Oct '17 12:22:07 PM PSColdFire
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* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_Tetris The New Tetris]]'' for the Nintendo 64 contained many hidden texts and rants. But most notorious was a long, hidden rant by lead programmer David Pridie. The rant reeks of a creator breakdown from what sounds like a frustrating development cycle for the game. Pridie started off by viciously lashing out against a producer named "D*n" (quite obviously "Dan"). About how D*n was useless as a producer, spent most of his time playing other video games, only did mindless busywork which antagonized the programmers and didn't contribute to the project at all, and that once the rest of the company found out how useless he was, he would be out of the job. He next calls out a designer who he says passed the blame off of work that was rejected by the higher ups, and let another employee take the fall for his mistake. He then names a music composer who, while making some outstanding music, was also lazy, and could go much further had he applied himself. He then announced his departure from H20 Entertainment after the New Tetris project was completed to go work for 3D0. And how while he loved the people he worked with, he hoped it would be a good move. He even says that the game itself "sucks" because it was not how they wanted it, and needed more time to polish it.[[https://tcrf.net/The_New_Tetris#Hidden_Rants]]

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* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_Tetris The New Tetris]]'' for the Nintendo 64 contained many hidden texts and rants. But most notorious was a long, hidden rant by lead programmer David Pridie. The rant reeks of a creator breakdown from what sounds like a [[TroubledProduction frustrating development cycle for the game.game]]. Pridie started off by viciously lashing out against a producer named "D*n" (quite obviously "Dan"). About how D*n was useless as a producer, spent most of his time playing other video games, only did mindless busywork which antagonized the programmers and didn't contribute to the project at all, and that once the rest of the company found out how useless he was, he would be out of the job. He next calls out a designer who he says passed the blame off of work that was rejected by the higher ups, and let another employee take the fall for his mistake. He then names a music composer who, while making some outstanding music, was also lazy, and could go much further had he applied himself. He then announced his departure from H20 Entertainment after the New Tetris project was completed to go work for 3D0. And how while he loved the people he worked with, he hoped it would be a good move. He even says that the game itself "sucks" because it was not how they wanted it, and needed more time to polish it.[[https://tcrf.net/The_New_Tetris#Hidden_Rants]]
12th Sep '17 6:21:46 AM Augusto
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* The sad downfall[[note]]And by "downfall" we mean, with all due respect, "descent into ''clinical insanity''"[[/note]] of Alex Mauer, a video game composer for numerous indie games. For some reason, Alex believed that she owned the copyright towards songs she composed in the game ''Starr Mazer: DSP'', she attempted to raise the issue towards ''Starr Mazer''[='s=] creator Imagos Softworks by [[InsaneTrollLogic issuing DMCA Takedown notices on Youtube by attacking any and all channels that used that game]], effectively holding these channels hostage. News of this broke through Youtuber Sid Alpha and was echoed by other groups, leading to a ''further'' breakdown, which included issuing more notices, issuing notices for ''other'' games she composed music for, going after Turner Broadcasting via its Adult Swim Games brand, being put in involuntary psychiatric evaluation, leaving said involuntary psychiatric evaluation, hiring a lawyer specializing in copyright law, getting a restraining order put on her by Imagos, ''firing'' her lawyer as a result, resuming her attacks by going after ''Valve'', and even getting ''VideoGame/RiverCityRansomUnderground'' taken down off the Steam store. She's also claiming that [[EverythingIsRacist the only reason anyone has a problem with her doing any of this is just because she's trans]].

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* The sad downfall[[note]]And by "downfall" we mean, with all due respect, "descent into ''clinical insanity''"[[/note]] downfall of Alex Mauer, a video game composer for numerous indie games. For some reason, Alex believed that she owned the copyright towards songs she composed in the game ''Starr Mazer: DSP'', she attempted to raise the issue towards ''Starr Mazer''[='s=] creator Imagos Softworks by [[InsaneTrollLogic issuing DMCA Takedown notices on Youtube by attacking any and all channels that used that game]], effectively holding these channels hostage. News of this broke through Youtuber Sid Alpha and was echoed by other groups, leading to a ''further'' breakdown, which included issuing more notices, issuing notices for ''other'' games she composed music for, going after Turner Broadcasting via its Adult Swim Games brand, being put in involuntary psychiatric evaluation, leaving said involuntary psychiatric evaluation, hiring a lawyer specializing in copyright law, getting a restraining order put on her by Imagos, ''firing'' her lawyer as a result, resuming her attacks by going after ''Valve'', and even getting ''VideoGame/RiverCityRansomUnderground'' taken down off the Steam store. She's also claiming that [[EverythingIsRacist the only reason anyone has a problem with her doing any of this is just because she's trans]].
12th Sep '17 6:18:36 AM Augusto
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* The sad downfall[[note]]And by "downfall" we mean, with our utmost seriousness and respect, "descent into ''clinical insanity''"[[/note]] of Alex Mauer, a video game composer for numerous indie games. For some reason, Alex believed that she owned the copyright towards songs she composed in the game ''Starr Mazer: DSP'', she attempted to raise the issue towards ''Starr Mazer''[='s=] creator Imagos Softworks by [[InsaneTrollLogic issuing DMCA Takedown notices on Youtube by attacking any and all channels that used that game]], effectively holding these channels hostage. News of this broke through Youtuber Sid Alpha and was echoed by other groups, leading to a ''further'' breakdown, which included issuing more notices, issuing notices for ''other'' games she composed music for, going after Turner Broadcasting via its Adult Swim Games brand, being put in involuntary psychiatric evaluation, leaving said involuntary psychiatric evaluation, hiring a lawyer specializing in copyright law, getting a restraining order put on her by Imagos, ''firing'' her lawyer as a result, resuming her attacks by going after ''Valve'', and even getting ''VideoGame/RiverCityRansomUnderground'' taken down off the Steam store. Also, she's claimed that [[EverythingIsRacist the only reason anyone has a problem with her doing any of this is just because she's trans]].

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* The sad downfall[[note]]And by "downfall" we mean, with our utmost seriousness and all due respect, "descent into ''clinical insanity''"[[/note]] of Alex Mauer, a video game composer for numerous indie games. For some reason, Alex believed that she owned the copyright towards songs she composed in the game ''Starr Mazer: DSP'', she attempted to raise the issue towards ''Starr Mazer''[='s=] creator Imagos Softworks by [[InsaneTrollLogic issuing DMCA Takedown notices on Youtube by attacking any and all channels that used that game]], effectively holding these channels hostage. News of this broke through Youtuber Sid Alpha and was echoed by other groups, leading to a ''further'' breakdown, which included issuing more notices, issuing notices for ''other'' games she composed music for, going after Turner Broadcasting via its Adult Swim Games brand, being put in involuntary psychiatric evaluation, leaving said involuntary psychiatric evaluation, hiring a lawyer specializing in copyright law, getting a restraining order put on her by Imagos, ''firing'' her lawyer as a result, resuming her attacks by going after ''Valve'', and even getting ''VideoGame/RiverCityRansomUnderground'' taken down off the Steam store. Also, she's claimed She's also claiming that [[EverythingIsRacist the only reason anyone has a problem with her doing any of this is just because she's trans]].
11th Sep '17 2:44:26 PM Augusto
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* The sad downfall[[note]]And by "downfall" we mean, with our utmost seriousness and respect, "descent into ''clinical insanity''".[[/note]] of Alex Mauer, a video game composer for numerous indie games. For some reason, Alex believed that she owned the copyright towards songs she composed in the game ''Starr Mazer: DSP'', she attempted to raise the issue towards ''Starr Mazer''[='s=] creator Imagos Softworks by [[InsaneTrollLogic issuing DMCA Takedown notices on Youtube by attacking any and all channels that used that game]], effectively holding these channels hostage. News of this broke through Youtuber Sid Alpha and was echoed by other groups, leading to a ''further'' breakdown, which included issuing more notices, issuing notices for ''other'' games she composed music for, going after Turner Broadcasting via its Adult Swim Games brand, being put in involuntary psychiatric evaluation, leaving said involuntary psychiatric evaluation, hiring a lawyer specializing in copyright law, getting a restraining order put on her by Imagos, ''firing'' her lawyer as a result, resuming her attacks by going after ''Valve'', and even getting ''VideoGame/RiverCityRansomUnderground'' taken down off the Steam store. Also, she's claimed that [[EverythingIsRacist the only reason anyone has a problem with her doing any of this is just because she's trans]].

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* The sad downfall[[note]]And by "downfall" we mean, with our utmost seriousness and respect, "descent into ''clinical insanity''".[[/note]] insanity''"[[/note]] of Alex Mauer, a video game composer for numerous indie games. For some reason, Alex believed that she owned the copyright towards songs she composed in the game ''Starr Mazer: DSP'', she attempted to raise the issue towards ''Starr Mazer''[='s=] creator Imagos Softworks by [[InsaneTrollLogic issuing DMCA Takedown notices on Youtube by attacking any and all channels that used that game]], effectively holding these channels hostage. News of this broke through Youtuber Sid Alpha and was echoed by other groups, leading to a ''further'' breakdown, which included issuing more notices, issuing notices for ''other'' games she composed music for, going after Turner Broadcasting via its Adult Swim Games brand, being put in involuntary psychiatric evaluation, leaving said involuntary psychiatric evaluation, hiring a lawyer specializing in copyright law, getting a restraining order put on her by Imagos, ''firing'' her lawyer as a result, resuming her attacks by going after ''Valve'', and even getting ''VideoGame/RiverCityRansomUnderground'' taken down off the Steam store. Also, she's claimed that [[EverythingIsRacist the only reason anyone has a problem with her doing any of this is just because she's trans]].
11th Sep '17 2:42:42 PM Augusto
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* The sad downfall of Alex Mauer, a video game composer for numerous indie games. For some reason, Alex believed that she owned the copyright towards songs she composed in the game ''Starr Mazer: DSP'', she attempted to raise the issue towards ''Starr Mazer''[='s=] creator Imagos Softworks by [[InsaneTrollLogic issuing DMCA Takedown notices on Youtube by attacking any and all channels that used that game]], effectively holding these channels hostage. News of this broke through Youtuber Sid Alpha and was echoed by other groups, leading to a ''further'' breakdown, which included issuing more notices, issuing notices for ''other'' games she composed music for, going after Turner Broadcasting via its Adult Swim Games brand, being put in involuntary psychiatric evaluation, leaving said involuntary psychiatric evaluation, hiring a lawyer specializing in copyright law, getting a restraining order put on her by Imagos, ''firing'' her lawyer as a result, resuming her attacks by going after ''Valve'', and even getting ''VideoGame/RiverCityRansomUnderground'' taken down off the Steam store. Also, she's claimed that [[EverythingIsRacist the only reason anyone has a problem with her doing any of this is just because she's trans]].

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* The sad downfall downfall[[note]]And by "downfall" we mean, with our utmost seriousness and respect, "descent into ''clinical insanity''".[[/note]] of Alex Mauer, a video game composer for numerous indie games. For some reason, Alex believed that she owned the copyright towards songs she composed in the game ''Starr Mazer: DSP'', she attempted to raise the issue towards ''Starr Mazer''[='s=] creator Imagos Softworks by [[InsaneTrollLogic issuing DMCA Takedown notices on Youtube by attacking any and all channels that used that game]], effectively holding these channels hostage. News of this broke through Youtuber Sid Alpha and was echoed by other groups, leading to a ''further'' breakdown, which included issuing more notices, issuing notices for ''other'' games she composed music for, going after Turner Broadcasting via its Adult Swim Games brand, being put in involuntary psychiatric evaluation, leaving said involuntary psychiatric evaluation, hiring a lawyer specializing in copyright law, getting a restraining order put on her by Imagos, ''firing'' her lawyer as a result, resuming her attacks by going after ''Valve'', and even getting ''VideoGame/RiverCityRansomUnderground'' taken down off the Steam store. Also, she's claimed that [[EverythingIsRacist the only reason anyone has a problem with her doing any of this is just because she's trans]].
8th Aug '17 11:59:42 AM xcountryguy
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* Walt Williams, head writer of ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'' had to experience the kinds of horrors [[spoiler: the player]] faces for ''three'' years. It's even made him wished that he was desentisized to that [[http://gamingbolt.com/aftermath-crossing-the-line-with-walt-williams#yGA727js48MMM7wb.99 sort of horror.]]

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* Walt Williams, head writer of ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'' had to experience the kinds of horrors [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the player]] faces for ''three'' years. It's even made him wished that he was desentisized to that [[http://gamingbolt.com/aftermath-crossing-the-line-with-walt-williams#yGA727js48MMM7wb.99 sort of horror.]]



--> [[spoiler: '''Jordan Garland:''' In creating something so compelling and, to some extent, distressing, did you ever find yourself in a position where the creative process had desensitized you to the horror it depicted?]]
--> [[spoiler: '''Walt Williams:''' In many ways, I wish it had desensitized me, but unfortunately, it did not. To be honest, Spec Ops was emotionally a very hard game to write. You donít simply come up with horrible scenes, you also have to live them through the eyes of your characters. You have to get inside their heads, see these horrors through their eyes. Then, you have to destroy them on every level. This would be hard enough to experience just once. But, writing a project like this takes time. About 3 years, to be exact. That is a very long time to be immersed in a game like Spec Ops. There were definitely times when I wanted to walk away from the project, because it was taking a serious toll on my life. But in the end, I couldnít walk away from a story and project that was so personal to me and the team at Yager.]]

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--> [[spoiler: '''Jordan [[spoiler:'''Jordan Garland:''' In creating something so compelling and, to some extent, distressing, did you ever find yourself in a position where the creative process had desensitized you to the horror it depicted?]]
--> [[spoiler: '''Walt [[spoiler:'''Walt Williams:''' In many ways, I wish it had desensitized me, but unfortunately, it did not. To be honest, Spec Ops was emotionally a very hard game to write. You donít simply come up with horrible scenes, you also have to live them through the eyes of your characters. You have to get inside their heads, see these horrors through their eyes. Then, you have to destroy them on every level. This would be hard enough to experience just once. But, writing a project like this takes time. About 3 years, to be exact. That is a very long time to be immersed in a game like Spec Ops. There were definitely times when I wanted to walk away from the project, because it was taking a serious toll on my life. But in the end, I couldnít walk away from a story and project that was so personal to me and the team at Yager.]]
16th Jul '17 10:44:13 AM meanmetalmario
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* Scott Cawthon, after receiving harsh backlash over ''VideoGame/ChipperAndSonsLumberCo'' due to the characters looking unintentionally creepy, fell into a depression and nearly quit game development entirely, even producing one final game before calling the whole thing quits. Said game was ''Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'', though, [[EarnYourHappyEnding which ended up being a]] BreakthroughHit [[EarnYourHappyEnding and a]] ''[[EarnYourHappyEnding resounding]]'' CareerResurrection [[EarnYourHappyEnding for the guy]].

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* Scott Cawthon, after receiving received harsh backlash over ''VideoGame/ChipperAndSonsLumberCo'' due to the characters looking unintentionally creepy, fell into a depression and nearly quit game development entirely, even producing one final game before calling entirely. Then he had a [[EurekaMoment revelation]]: If people thought his characters were creepy-looking, why not go all the whole thing quits. Said game way? Thus was ''Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'', though, [[EarnYourHappyEnding which ended up being a]] BreakthroughHit [[EarnYourHappyEnding born ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'', and a]] ''[[EarnYourHappyEnding resounding]]'' CareerResurrection [[EarnYourHappyEnding for the guy]].Cawthon soon found himself in need of a barn to [[CashCowFranchise keep his cow in]].



* The sad downfall of Alex Mauer, a video game composer for numerous indie games. For some reason, Alex believed that she owned the copyright towards songs she composed in the game ''Star Mazer: DSP'', she attempted to raise the issue towards ''Star Mazer''[='s=] creator Imagos Softworks by... [[InsaneTrollLogic issuing DMCA Takedown notices on Youtube by attacking any and all channels that used that game]], effectively holding these channels hostage. News of this broke through Youtuber Sid Alpha and was echoed by other groups, leading to a ''further'' breakdown, which included issuing more notices, going after Turner Broadcasting via its Adult Swim Games brand, being put in involuntary psychiatric evaluation, leaving it and resuming her attacks by going after ''Valve''.

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* The sad downfall of Alex Mauer, a video game composer for numerous indie games. For some reason, Alex believed that she owned the copyright towards songs she composed in the game ''Star ''Starr Mazer: DSP'', she attempted to raise the issue towards ''Star ''Starr Mazer''[='s=] creator Imagos Softworks by... by [[InsaneTrollLogic issuing DMCA Takedown notices on Youtube by attacking any and all channels that used that game]], effectively holding these channels hostage. News of this broke through Youtuber Sid Alpha and was echoed by other groups, leading to a ''further'' breakdown, which included issuing more notices, issuing notices for ''other'' games she composed music for, going after Turner Broadcasting via its Adult Swim Games brand, being put in involuntary psychiatric evaluation, leaving it and said involuntary psychiatric evaluation, hiring a lawyer specializing in copyright law, getting a restraining order put on her by Imagos, ''firing'' her lawyer as a result, resuming her attacks by going after ''Valve''.''Valve'', and even getting ''VideoGame/RiverCityRansomUnderground'' taken down off the Steam store. Also, she's claimed that [[EverythingIsRacist the only reason anyone has a problem with her doing any of this is just because she's trans]].
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