In memory of Charlie Schulz
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In February of 2019, my best friend Charlie took his own life. In the months leading up to it, he and I had begun working on a game together, but due to a busy college schedule and lack of funds, we had to put it on the backburner.
In his memory, I think it's time to finish that game. Charlie was insistent that "if anything bad ever happens to one of us, the other's gotta finish it."
I've attempted to start this project a number of times, under different names and perspectives, but the only way this feels right is to speak to my own experiences with grieving for him, while also presenting his vision to the best of my ability. The Drowning Machine is the culmination of this project, to be released in multiple excerpts, and eventually a larger framing narrative. These excerpts will be contained within the full game.
Profit from The Drowning Machine will be donated to a Trans Lifeline in Charlie's honor
Movement VI: Eulogy
I knew what I had to do, but after the last open casket I wasn't sure I had the strength to do it. But I made a promise.
Eulogy was created in 3 hours, using the poem "Your Actions Will Have Consequences" written by Charlie, provided before his passing.
Movement VI: Wanderlust
During a period of grief, sometimes it's better to fight your way the surface, trying desperately to breathe again. Sometimes, it's safer just to sink beneath the waves.
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