“The website will self-destruct if you [do not] engage with it. [It has] been a rough month for me, and [I am] sure it has for a lot of people. So I figured, [let us] create a nice cozy place online where you can write about the issues [you are] having. Please feel free to read some of the messages that have been left so far, and send one yourself.”
As we all know, the internet can be a horrible, but also a wonderful place. “This Website Will Self-destruct (dot) com” is a great example for that: Here you can express yourself freely and anonymously by leaving a message about anything that is on your mind. It does not work like an online forum where you can answer to a thread directly, instead you should think of it more as a public pinboard – with the tiny difference that this board will vanish when it does not get any new input in the timespan of a day.
The project was born as a submission to the Ludum Dare 46, where it fits the theme “Keep it alive” in a perfect way, but it should also be perceived as a result of the actual coronavirus outbreak situation. Tens of thousands of people already left a message on the website, sharing something with the whole world: Little secrets, thoughts, depressing descriptions of their actual state of mind, but also positive vibes.
Yeah, I know, I know… Of course some idiots already shared their hatred and petty-minded verbal diarrhea there too, but that is more of a general problem with internet communities and not so much with this project. So better give “This Website Will Self-destruct (dot) com” a visit and fill it with new, more wholesome comment, okay? That would be wonderful. [PLAY]