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This game is about a non binary teenager who gets on Discord, discovers a group of friends, and also discovers a love of coding while helping them design of wiki for their Japanese virtual idol group. Things take a serious turn when the teenager’s friend realize that the teenager is in an abusive situation. The friends come together to help them escape from their horrific home life.
This game is a tribute to the friendships that are made online and how they can change a life forever. It’s mostly made up of a combination of Discord chats and DMs and it carefully charts the path to discovering that the main character is being abused by their parents. Like many Twine games, it’s more of a short story than a traditional IF game. You do get options but mostly it’s just two different ways to phrase the same sentence. Do you say “hi” or do you say “hello?” I would have liked more choices but that’s not really what extraordinary_fandoms.exe is all about. Instead, it’s a celebration of friendship and changing lives and, as far as that’s concerned, it succeeds. Most importantly, if it’s help out anyone who is in a similar situation as the game’s main character, that’s all that really matters.