Thanks a lot for taking the time to describe the story behind the game in such lengths! It's truly inspiring, and it shows that creating — and especially: finishing — a game is really hard work. You've got my deepest respect for fighting through all the hard times and having had enough perseverance to bring the project to an end.
That game is a piece of art, that's for sure!
It's outrageous that companies who promised you a job interview sent you away because of your age! (And also depressing, as I'm almost 10 years older than you ...). Although, you're probably lucky to not end up in a company with such bullsh*t policies. With that game in your CV, I'm sure you'll be able to get a much better job, anyway!
Thanks a lot for using Starling (and for crediting it in the game!) and for getting back to us with this story! I'm wishing you all the best of luck on Steam — hopefully, many players will discover this true gem. 😁💎