A wedding proposal is a pivotal point in anyone's life. Regardless of whether they say yes or no, which can cause crippling fear in itself, you've also got to contend with how yours will be unique and memorable, without resorting to something that could be considered either cliche or predictable. When Tyler Schultz came up with the idea to install his proposal into a video game, especially one from a renowned studio who agreed to help him out, he must have thought he was on to a winner.
This story starts innocently enough with a Spider-Man fan sending a tweet out to Insomniac Games. A tweet I'm sure he never expected a response to.
The old adage goes, you don't get if you don't ask and that was certainly true in this case. Not only did Insomniac reply, they were also very onboard. The stage was set. Tyler even joked about waiting for the release of the game.
Little did Tyler know he'd just set himself up to be the victim of foreshadowing. In a since deleted YouTube video, Tyler went on to explain that he and his girlfriend actually broke up a few weeks before the games release. If that wasn't dramatic enough for you, he claims she left him for his brother (something she denies was the case and that the relationship with his brother came about after she had decided to break it off). So not only was this poor man kicked into touch by his girlfriend and betrayed by his brother, a perfect plan and game he was certainly looking forward to was now stained by the memory.
Thankfully, the in-game Easter Egg doesn't have to be a permanent reminder and Insomniac Games have offered to remove it in a patch in a, once again deleted, tweet from the games Art Director Jacinda Chew that said 'That sucks! Want us to change the sign to something else in a patch? Any suggestions?' Tyler replied with:
He then went on to ask if he could send across some ideas, reportedly asking to change it to a nod to his grandmother who helped raise him and sparked his interest in Spider-Man as she bought him his first comic. So although this could have had a less tragic ending, there is certainly a silver lining in all of this.
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