Game development is tough. So tough that maybe in order to meet your deadlines, you can’t leave your desk, even to tend to the basic functions of being a living human organism.
That’s at least the implication—apart from a generalized feeling of “WTF”—of this tweet from indie developer Jonathan Blow, who’s about to launch his second game, the highly anticipated Playstation exclusive The Witness. “Here is another thing I helped make, to help finish The Witness,” Blow wrote, and included a photo of a big clear jug sporting a long straw and filled with an amber liquid.
Here is another thing I helped make, to help finish The Witness: pic.twitter.com/w7rEn1VsVg— Jonathan Blow (@Jonathan_Blow) January 22, 2016
What, uh … what the hell is that? Is it apple juice Blow “made” and which he’s been drinking during development to keep himself going? Or is it what everyone assumed: a big jug to collect Blow’s urine so that he wouldn’t have to stop working?
If it’s the former or something similar, Blow’s surely having a good laugh at the expense of the video game Twitterverse, which was very interested in whether that was a bottle of pee.
If all y'all were as interested in new indie games as you seem to be in that picture I just posted, more indie developers would survive!— Jonathan Blow (@Jonathan_Blow) January 22, 2016
And if it’s the latter, well—what the fuck, indeed. What’s that straw? Is that a catheter? Should we be concerned about Blow’s health? Should we turn a critical eye on a video games industry that drives a man to such extremes as not being able to pee as nature intended?
Wow this tweet seemed to upset some people. I meant it as a joke, but … it is also kinda true, you know?— Jonathan Blow (@Jonathan_Blow) January 22, 2016
Video games aren’t worth it, Jon. Pee, man. Pee. Or continue enjoying your apple jucie and trolling, as the case may be.