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Video Game: The Company Of Myself
If you have a minute, I'd like to tell you a bit about myself....

The Company of Myself tells the story of a hermit who lives in a green, grass-filled world. He is the only human left for unexplained reasons, but there was once also a woman whom the main character loved. The objective of the game is obviously to reach the goal point, but unlike other platformers, the character achieves this by duplicating his very actions with the simple act of pressing the spacebar. Thus, he can create a doppelganger that will assist him with his adventures. He will be needing them later in the game.

The Newgrounds version can be found here.

A sequel (or possibly prequel, since Henry dies before the end of the existing prequel) is planned. It will be called Grief and since Jack's story has been already told we move on to his psychologist's story. Henry the arguably incompetent psychologist will learn he is dying. We will be able to play as Henry as he goes through the 5 Stages of Grief. The game will feature the characters Henry, Henry's doctor, Henry's daughter, and the Grim Reaper.

There is also a prequel, called Fixation. It focuses on Kathryn.

I am aware of the tropes that populate this online game, so I wish to list them below:

The prequel, Fixation, has these tropes:

  • Art Evolution: The characters have their own proportions now.
  • Bastard Boyfriend- Thomas. Penelope puts up with it until Kathryn tricks him into badmouthing Henry as he did before so that Penelope hears it.
  • Dark Reprise: Jack's theme from The Company of Myself is a bit of a motif in the background music when you meet him and in the very last level, which may be a Dark Reprise itself.
  • Escort Mission- In some levels, the main character must get her companion to various levers she cannot pull.
  • Foregone Conclusion: Fixation ends with Jack (probably) killing Kathryn.
  • Hesitation Equals Dishonesty: In the last level of Fixation.
    Jack: I'll take... this left path. The path to the right leads home.
  • Malevolent Architecture- There are no smoking zones in caves and swamps, and deadly lasers in houses. Apparently, they only appear for the main character to represent her struggles.
  • Nostalgia Level: The final level of Fixation is also one of the last levels (but chronologically the first) of The Company of Myself.
  • Sequel Escalation- The story is much more in-depth now.
  • There Are No Therapists- There is, but when he dies, there is nobody else.
  • Wham Line: The music even stops when the line is said:
    Penelope: Henry's dead.
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