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-->''I finally beat the high score! Wait... where are all my irreplaceable files for my project? [[BigNo NOOOOOO!!!!!]]''

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-->''I finally beat the high score! Wait... where are all my irreplaceable files for photos of me and my project? family? [[BigNo NOOOOOO!!!!!]]''


-->''I finally beat the high score! Wait... where are my irreplaceable pictures of my family? [[BigNo NOO!!!!!]]''

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-->''I finally beat the high score! Wait... where are all my irreplaceable pictures of files for my family? project? [[BigNo NOO!!!!!]]''NOOOOOO!!!!!]]''

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{{Freeware}} ShootEmUp game for the [[UsefulNotes/AppleMacintosh Mac]] that plays something like ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders'', with one big difference if you shoot an alien, the game permanently (it completely skips the recycle bin!) deletes a file from your computer. If you collide with an alien, the game deletes ''itself''.

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{{Freeware}} ShootEmUp game for the [[UsefulNotes/AppleMacintosh Mac]] made by alternative developer Zach Gage that plays something like ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders'', with one big difference if you shoot an alien, the game permanently (it completely skips the recycle bin!) deletes a file from your computer. If you collide with an alien, the game deletes ''itself''.

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* ThePunishmentIsTheCrime: Playing this game itself is a punishment in its own right, be it [[DeletionAsPunishment your files being deleted or the game itself being deleted]].


* DeletionAsPunishment: Zigzagged. You lose, the game deletes itself. As you win, the game starts deleting ''your other files''.

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* DeletionAsPunishment: Zigzagged. You lose, the game deletes itself. As you win, the game starts deleting ''your other files''.files'' -- meaning that [[ThePunishmentIsTheCrime playing the game is also this trope in itself]].


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* DeletionAsPunishment: Zigzagged. You lose, the game deletes itself. As you win, the game starts deleting ''your other files''.

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{{Freeware}} ShootEmUp game for the [[UsefulNotes/AppleMacintosh Mac]] that plays something like ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders'', with one big difference if you shoot an alien, the game permanently (it completely skips the recycle bin!) deletes a file from your computer. If you collide with an alien, the game deletes ''itself''.

Amazingly, people actually have played this and enjoy it (the high score is something like 412 files). We don't recommend playing this, though, unless you planned on reformatting your computer anyway [[note]](or are savvy enough to set up a throwaway virtual machine to play the game inside safely, but then where's the...charm?)[[/note]] in which case have at it.

It's been labeled as malware by several antiviruses, though it technically isn't since malware does harm ''without'' permission.

No links, for obvious reasons. If you're ''really'' curious, just Google ''Lose/Lose'' for its site...and don't say we didn't warn you.
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!!This...er, "game"...provides examples of:
* FreewareGames: A crazy one.
* MeaningfulName: It's a Lose/Lose situation shoot the enemies, your files get deleted; crash into them, you lose and the ''game'' gets deleted.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: By stopping the alien invasion, you delete important files from your hard drive.
* PermaDeath: The game deletes itself if you die. You could redownload it, but [[ComicallyMissingThePoint that's completely missing the point]].
* SchmuckBait: You ''know'' you want to play it and completely delete all of your files.
* ShootEmUp: An interesting form. You have infinite ammo, but the "enemies" don't really hurt you unless you crash into them.
* VillainProtagonist: From the game's site "Although touching aliens will cause the player to lose the game, and killing aliens awards points, the aliens will never actually fire at the player. This calls into question the player's mission, which is never explicitly stated, only hinted at through classic game mechanics. Is the player supposed to be an aggressor? Or merely an observer, traversing through a dangerous land?" Considering that the enemies are your own files and the character is the game itself, the game could be interpreted as you playing a piece of malware trying to destroy your computer.
* ViolationOfCommonSense: '''Playing the damn game.'''
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-->''I finally beat the high score! Wait... where are my irreplaceable pictures of my family? [[BigNo NOO!!!!!]]''
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