My name is Sora. I am an indie game developer for steam. I’ve made five small games in the past year. These games sell less then 5 dollars each and steam takes 30 percent of each sale. People complain about my games and always want them cheaper or them to be worked on more. They only buy them on sale or barely buy them at all. I hardly make any money for my hard work. I do work hard, updating non early access games frequently post release and trying to appease them. I make their lives easier while mine gets worse. Recently I was scammed by a false check and it bounced. I didn’t have any evidence so I had to pay it back. It was worth 2000 dollars. Years ago, before I was even able to comprehend the bills of the internet. My mom left a comcast bill with my name on it. I owed for years 200 dollars without me even realizing it. Here is the thing. I grew up around emotionally selfish people who have made me suffer at their expense all my life. They took everything from me, didn’t teach me a damn thing and expected everything from me. I lived their version of my life as I grew up. One day, when they all abandoned me. I was taken in by a friend about last year and I saved up my ssi money to try and afford an apartment. Apartments in Mass are super expensive and I had other things I had to pay for like my phone and the fact I was scammed out of 700 dollars last year. I also wanted to buy things. I finally had enough to move out and when I did thats when I found out about the comcast negative balance and shortly after was hit with the bounced check. My rent is basically the cost of what I get per month from ssi and my job’s funds have been going straight to my bank. I was cut from my vermont food stamps because I had to take shelter in mass. Now I get less money a month. I have cut down my debt from 2000 to just 500 dollars. I paid off the owed comcast debt even though it was my fault and I’ve been working really hard ever since. I cannot get a physical job for another year because I don’t have a mass ID and cannot get one until my vermont ID expires. So I am in debt, mostly starving myself trying to get by each month. On top of that, my eye sight is very poor and I can lose it within the couple of years. Yes, I have glasses, but no they don’t really help. I’m practically blind. I really could use lazer eye surgery. I live now in a dangerous neighborhood, all alone with no insurance and live beyond my means struggling to make ends meet. I don’t know how much I’d need to get out, but anything helps. I know I probably won’t get anything for writing all of this and I know the days are still going to continue with nothing changing. But I do hope that something can change for the better.