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Bullet_Monkey321 May 15, 2013 @ 11:44pm
What is the story behind Coil?
I've played Coil a couple of times now and am still not completely sure what the story is behind it. Maybe it's more simple than I'm making it but I can't work it out, does anyone else understand the story? Thanks ♥
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Bullet_Monkey321 May 19, 2013 @ 5:39am 
No-body knows? Lol
Animus Furandi Jun 5, 2013 @ 12:42pm 
It's nothing. It's pretentious indie hipster nonsense.
Coec_15324 Jun 15, 2013 @ 4:22pm 
in his video/trailer you unlocked after beating the game, he said that there was no pont in the story.
Kawaii Puppet デス Jun 20, 2013 @ 8:04pm 
they said in the fun fact that its an origin story for docter fetus
Im gonna let them eat your dick Jun 21, 2013 @ 6:37pm 
It's a metaphor for the way people handle death, this is symbolized as a growing fetus. Edmund McMillen made it right after his step dad died and he saw his moms reaction to it. He said although he wasn't really sure about what it truly meant at all in the end, he wanted that to be the message.
Aaronbill3 the Llama SalesMan Jul 6, 2013 @ 7:50am 
its all open to interpritation
Speck May 29, 2014 @ 4:56pm 
I think that's really the wrong question to ask. What ISN'T coil about? You can neither provide evidence for nor against either question thus it is nonsense as said above -yet at the same time it is the opposite of nonsense, it is metaphorical of everything-. However, you should ask yourself what you want it to be about, since there is no blatant meaning it can be relatable to anyone in almost any situation and truly speak to you personally. I guess you could say there is no 'wrong' interpretation of this so there is no official story. Idk do whatever you want; write a book about it's ambiguous nature or molest yourself to it whatever floats your boat
SANIC FAST Jun 29, 2014 @ 11:46am 
Originally posted by Chucky:
they said in the fun fact that its an origin story for docter fetus
In small writing at the bottom, it also says that the fact is fake.
Last Maciota Jul 16, 2014 @ 1:30pm 
♥♥♥♥!?
Drunk Russian Sep 3, 2014 @ 9:47pm 
For some people it represents a ♥♥♥♥-pregnancy.
Drunk Russian Sep 3, 2014 @ 9:49pm 
R A P E this thing censors
Capitalist Pig Dec 30, 2014 @ 5:05pm 
Originally posted by Animus Furandi:
It's nothing. It's pretentious indie hipster nonsense.

So it can't be art because it wasn't made by a famous artist? Here's a tip for you: anyone can make valid art and art can be in any medium. You just strike me as a philistine, being that you write off entire mediums just because they are made by indie developers.
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Animus Furandi Dec 30, 2014 @ 5:38pm 
Originally posted by Capitalist Pig:
Originally posted by Animus Furandi:
It's nothing. It's pretentious indie hipster nonsense.

So it can't be art because it wasn't made by a famous artist? Here's a tip for you: anyone can make valid art and art can be in any medium. You just strike me as a philistine, being that you write off entire mediums just because they are made by indie developers.

Yeah, I guess it's just too deep for me, man. Glad there's socksniffers like you on Steam to set me straight.
Drunk Russian Dec 30, 2014 @ 9:14pm 
It's not that deep, but it's not pretentious. Go back to your other games if you don't like this one.
Capitalist Pig Dec 30, 2014 @ 11:19pm 
Originally posted by Animus Furandi:
Originally posted by Capitalist Pig:

So it can't be art because it wasn't made by a famous artist? Here's a tip for you: anyone can make valid art and art can be in any medium. You just strike me as a philistine, being that you write off entire mediums just because they are made by indie developers.

Yeah, I guess it's just too deep for me, man. Glad there's socksniffers like you on Steam to set me straight.

I've yet to make a claim about how "deep" the story behind Coil is or isn't. All I've said is that just because you don't like something doesn't make it not art. There's nothing wrong or pretentious about someone wanting to make art in the form of a video game. Or if there is something wrong with it, all art would then be pretentious, making you, again, a philistine. Unless you have some reason why this is pretentious whereas other mediums aren't that you'd like to share?
Last edited by Capitalist Pig; Dec 30, 2014 @ 11:30pm
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