The name “harbor freight” means “on the water” or “in the water.” Tigrid means “land of the seabirds.
The idea that you and I are on the water is kind of true. We can be found in our own personal watery space, floating on the surface, and we have our own personal watery space. It’s also true that the water is a part of our life, and we can be found in it too. Like a baby bird in a nest, we are constantly being born into our own watery space.
As a child I got into trouble for this kind of behavior. I was taken by my parents to the harbor freight station, where their boat was moored. I was on the boat with other kids, but I wasn’t really involved in what was going on. My parents were trying to get us to go to school or something, so we were in their boat, but it was really just like floating in a box with no ability to move or communicate with each other.
I remember one particular day as a young child I was on the boat with another kid, and I was playing with a toy gun. One of the crewmen happened to look in the direction I was pointing the gun and told me to stop pointing it. At the time I thought he was just being kind, and that he was trying to be helpful. I was 13 at the time, so I was completely ignorant of the fact that people didn’t really like each other.
In the game Harbor Freight Tigard, the story of this game centers around a man who is imprisoned on a space station. After a failed attempt at escaping, he is forced to learn that everyone dies on the same day. As such, he must learn to be aware of his own mortality, his own body, and the world around him.
Harbor Freight Tigard is an action game, and it does a great job of showing what that can look like in a way that doesn’t completely trivialize the issue. When a person is incarcerated, that person is a person. You see that in the game as you grow to know your fellow inmates. A person is someone you get to know, who is now also someone who is now someone you are.
It’s really important to take care of yourself before you go out into the world. In the game, there’s a little bit of a cutscene where our main character, Tom, is getting his haircut when he notices a guy who looks like he’s in a bad place. That’s when he realizes that he’s going to die in that place. He does his best to hide it from everyone because he doesn’t want to let anyone know.
We’re in the game now, and while its a little bit weird seeing Tom being treated like an outcast, it does at least mean that he has some kind of friends. But its really important that you care about yourself before you go out into the world.
The game feels and looks like a little bit of a horror movie. Its the sort of game where you find yourself looking at the scenery and thinking, “what if this was in a game trailer.” And its definitely a game you can’t walk out of and play. It’s like if you played a video game in the early 70s and then someone threw a bottle at it on accident, you couldn’t escape.
Of course you cant. Even the trailer didn’t say that.