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Video Game / Exoptable Money

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I see you are making money...
Exoptable Money is an indie game and a prequel to Presentable Liberty. The game revolves around making as much money as possible, which spouts from a single red box. Over time, the player will receive letters from unseen characters who wish to 'help' you make more money.

Remakes of both this game and Presentable Liberty have been announced on Kickstarter. The first attempt and second attempt both failed, but a third and last attempt was recently launched. Sadly, the games will never get a revamp, because the creator, Wertpol, committed suicide sometime in early 2018.

This game provides examples of:

  • Ambition Is Evil: Not the player... but Doctor Money. And Madame Sinclaire, who kills your cat.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: Subverted. Dr. Money ends up taking all of your cash for himself. However, the virus that he had created in order to make millions off of the dying country ends up killing him in the end.
  • Big Bad: It appears to be Madame Sinclaire at first, but Dr. Money eventually takes over the role.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Madame Sinclaire.
  • But Thou Must!: Even if you never send the cat out, by the time it's time for the game to get you cat hair, the cat will leave on it's own for Madame Sinclaire to see.
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  • Blood-Stained Letter: What you receive after Madame Sinclaire kills your cat.
  • Cute Kitten: You can buy one that you send out to get more and more money for you. Just don't get too attached to it, if you bought it before Madame Sinclair introduces cat fur as a source of money. If you bought it after, and keep it with you, the cat will live, even if you activate the fur procedure to full and finish the game.
  • Downer Ending: Near the end of the game, Dr. Money promises to send you a gift once you fully upgrade your money machine. Doing so, however, causes the machine to break down completely, and the doctor ends up taking all of your money. In return, he then sends you...a can opener to open your tin can, which is revealed to be nothing more than a can of beans. You just lost your money-making machine along with every cent that you made, and all you have left is a can of beans for food, which you eat ravenously and thus obliterate your only true reward. The epilogue then states that you died a week later due to your organs "failing you". Oh, and there's also a war being fought against the Chinese in the East, who might just be the only people who are surviving the Pandemic.
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  • Greed: The overall theme of the game. How far is a person willing to go to make money? What sacrifices have to be made? And most importantly, will it even be worth it in the end?
  • Gorn: Really comes into play once you start harvesting cat fur and human organs. When you unlock them, your machine starts spouting blood, fur, whiskers, and pounds upon pounds of organs.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: The ending reveals that Dr. Money was killed by the same virus that he himself had created.
  • Misapplied Phlebotinum: So, you have a box which can make money. Sinclaire and Dr. Money later prove that it can also make countless amounts of organs, blood, fur and whiskers, implying that it could be used to manufacture anything, including the cure. But, all Dr. Money wants to use it for is to make money.
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: Dr. Money is incredibly cruel and greedy.


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