isn't petscop a little insensitive of the actual abuse case and the child that died though? The presentation is fantastic, but the whole story behind it just seems really shitty. It's one thing to make that stuff up, and another to use the suffering of an actual child for a Spooky Story on youtube
it’s not using the setting for an actual abuse case though, people have theorized it’s about a girl who was killed by a bizarre method of therapy in which adult therapists held her under pillows and demanded she struggled against them to “be born”, otherwise she would “die”, but she actually did die. the evidence for this is in the word “newmaker” coming up several times, namely used to describe the player character and the secret level under the gift plane, the “newmaker plane”, as well as the presence of a room suggestive of the therapy method, with the word “quitter’s room” written on the floor, a newmaker with a little girl’s face opposite you in an identical room mirroring all of your movements, and a piece of paper that says “do you remember being born?”
while that may have served as inspirational on some level for the creator of petscop, it can’t actually exist at any level in the game itself, as candace newmaker was killed in 2000, and since petscop was supposedly made in 1997, it wouldn’t make any sense for her to exist in that world.