The game’s cultures and subcultures bleed together and break apart, perfectly evoking real-life internet phenomena, and it all plays out as websites change over weeks and months. At the same time, subplots are fleshed out as the player is asked to question the ethics of content moderation and Hypnospace as a whole.

In one moment, an over-earnest first grade teacher, whose page is filled with her students’ crayon illustrations, changes her page after coming in contact with the player. Evoking today’s internet, and every internet that has existed before, its new text reads, “I came to this place to relax and make new friends. Instead, it leaves me MORE stressed out than dealing with a bunch of 6 year olds all day. If things don’t change, I’m getting a REFUND.”