A Game with Hidden Secrets
Sometimes, the games of our childhoods have a way of sticking with us, of really leaving a mark. The memories. The characters. The stories.
Van Montbelle is the poor unfortunate soul who found a strange game at a MAGfest booth selling used retro hardware. The game consumed him, plaguing him with migraines and stomach agony when he wasn’t playing it. Van felt driven, compelled to play it, to the exclusion of all other games.
Finally, he beat it, but there was no triumph – the game’s victory screen told him that his soul as well as his mind and body were now cursed, and he would be tortured for eternity unless he could spread the curse to others.
Van at first tried to destroy the game – throwing it away, breaking it apart, even burning it – but each time it would appear the next day, inserted into his NES. Finally, he knew what he had to do.
Now, one year later, Van has returned to MAGfest to further the evil will of TITLE, starting by entrancing the other attendees with the game’s soundtrack, brainwashing major musical acts to blast the game’s songs from the stage, and curse the entire convention through a live speedrun of the game, exposing everyone to its evil and cursed victory screen!