what did he say about space?
Here’s a summary of what Mark explained on VidCon’s Night of the Community:
When he was 12, back when his parents were divorced, his dad got him Homeworld for PC. He was too young to fully appreciate it, so he played it a few times and then shelved it. Fast-forward to his early adulthood, one week after his dad passed away. Mark had a hard time processing his dad’s death, so he took a break from his old work. He pulled up in his driveway, laid down to simply look at the night sky, and found brief solace in its emptiness. Sometime later, he went over to his dad’s stash (his dad was apparently a habitual “archiver of his own past” of sorts, which is news to me) and pulled out Homeworld from the shelves. It was only then that he noticed that all the games that his dad bought specially for him had their own spot on the shelves, and this revelation had him break into tears. He reinstalled and fired up the game on the PC in his mom’s basement and, through the tears, he could finally recognise the beauty and meticulous effort put in the game. When he stopped playing, sixteen hours had passed and it was nighttime. He went outside and stared up at the starry sky again, and found it no longer empty. With what he had experienced the past day, he could finally move on from his dad’s passing.
…Alright, you can let it all out now.