It's You: A Breakup Story is a short video game where you break up with an emotionally manipulative boyfriendnote over the phone. In the words of the developers, "The game has only one ending; you decide how to get there." 20% of the game's profits are donated to a women's charity.
This game contains examples of:
- All Take and No Give: The boyfriend, Josh, will talk incessantly about himself until you stop him, and always finds an excuse to turn the conversation back to what he cares about.
- Bland-Name Product: The game contains several; Tweeter for Twitter, WhatsDown for What's App and Toon-ily for a music website, probably Sound Cloud.
- Gas Lighting: Josh will try to convince the main character that she is blowing everything out of proportion, demanding explanations for the break-up even after you've given them because your explanations aren't valid enough in his eyes.
- It's Not You, It's Me: Inverted in the game, as is made explicit in the title. The breakup is all about Josh and his constant negativity and disregard for the main character.
- Know-Nothing Know-It-All: Josh talks about all the grand plans he has for the future and appears to have a very high opinion of himself, but there's no actual evidence of his intelligence. From his constant negging of the main character you get the idea that he may think far more highly of himself than he deserves.
- Please Don't Leave Me: If you answer Josh's calls long enough, eventually he stops being angry at you and begs you to take him back.
- Soundtrack Dissonance: The game has no music by default, but you can choose to put on music in one of the in-game computer tabs. This may lead to you listening to Josh call you a bitch with a funky pop song in the background.
- Troubled Abuser: Josh tries to paint himself as this by talking about how his family is ruthless and his father wouldn't have picked up the phone for him like you did.