Tyler “@topnotch1210” Schultz tweets Spider-Man developers Insomniac Games in April of this year about the possibility of adding a marriage proposal into their upcoming game.
@EvanFilarca #spideysquad I need your help. This may be selfish, but I’m ready to propose to my girlfriend and want to do it in a big way. @insomniacgames @bryanintihar @BillRosemann is there anyway you can put an Easter egg of “Madison, will you marry me?” Anywhere in the game?
— Tyler (@topnotch1210) May 11, 2018
Insomniac, being the legends that they are, do so! Adding the proposal to Tyler’s five year plus girlfriend after confirming with him that he’s happy to wait another five months until September.
The game releases and Tyler creates a now removed Youtube video detailing the tragedy of the proposal and that his now ex-girlfriend has run off with his brother.
Tyler seems to have taken the whole thing in his stride though and has thanked Insomniac for doing it in the first place and let everyone know he’s enjoying the game.
Insomniac have since come back and asked if he’d like the sign changed to anything else and have it changed in an upcoming patch.
UPDATED – The other side:
Tyler’s ex, Madison Gamble, whom he claims “go with [his] brother”, has told her side of the story to a local paper. Madison provides a concise account of the relationship and the reasons for it coming to an end. She also provides context around the half-brother, whom she’s now become close to saying:
As far as his half-brother goes, Tyler had asked him to check in on me and ask me how I was doing after I broke up with him, so of course we got close. And our relationship just built from there.