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Easter Eggs - yes or no?

Who wants Easter Eggs in TLD?  

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In case someone does NOT know what the term "Easter Eggs" means here: In a video game, Easter Eggs are little hidden things the player can discover that make reference to things, events or people outside of the actual game. Secret messages from the developers, in other words.

Personally, I am all for Easter Eggs. In every game. We are all human, which is a thing that occasionally deeply moves me just out of itself. Developers make a game, and they want that game to be perfect, or at least as good as possible, so the game somehow should be at the center of attention of, well, the game. This is especially true for a game that intends to tell a meaningful story and is meant to immerse the player. But... I just love to occasionally find Easter Eggs. In any game. Immersive games should not overdo it, as Easter Eggs can also distract. But a well-made Easter Egg... there is nothing better. It allows me to connect with the game and the people behind it on a deeper level. Some games I remember mainly because of a well-made Easter Egg. Also, finding that rare and really well-made Easter Egg is extremely rewarding.

Thinking carefully, TLD already has a little Easter Egg - the "KG" on one of the wooden crosses outside of the Trapper's Homestead. A personal message from the developers, to whoever. It's moving. We are all human, in the end.

So what do you folks think about Easter Eggs in general and about the possibility of having Easter Eggs in TLD? I would also be interested which Easter Eggs in past games you liked above all, and why.

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As long as it doesn't change gameplay or ruin the mood of the game, it's totally acceptable.

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I'd love to find some TLD-specific Easter eggs.

We should e.g. definitely have a detailled map on some wall with @whiteberry-toarda's signature on it. ;p

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4 hours ago, Scyzara said:

We should e.g. definitely have a detailled map on some wall with @whiteberry-toarda's signature on it. ;p

I would love that too! That lady deserves some recognition for her maps.

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I actually love the idea of being able to access the starting screen somehow. To have something like a zen-level, with just a hut and some rocks in the middle of endless whiteness...

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If memory serves "Stacy's Grape Soda" is already an Easter egg ;)

I remember reading somewhere that it was named after an early streamer of the game. 

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6 minutes ago, cekivi said:

If memory serves "Stacy's Grape Soda" is already an Easter egg ;)

I remember reading somewhere that it was named after an early streamer of the game. 

Stacy from stacyplays.

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There are already a bunch of easter eggs both internally and externally. I think the some of the names of the authors on the researchable books are some of the real names of the devs. There's the grave marker with the initials, "KG", inscribed into it (which, to the best of my predictions: it is something to do with story mode or connects directly with the Hinterland staff). The descriptions of most of the craft-able fur clothing can be found mentioning how they make you look like a Mad Max character. We know from the Hinterland team descriptions that the staff are all serious fans for the Mad Max movies. Along with all that, there is an abundance of Canadian references across the board.

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12 hours ago, shade_grey said:

Stacy from stacyplays.

Really? Cool. I remember watching a couple of her videos from way back...

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maybe a Easter egg could be a alien  in the ice when crossing a tall bridge. it would be a nice reference to "The Thing" movie

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I would like to see a reference to Chris McCandless. Alaska is not Canada, i know, but an abandoned (school) bus with some Pictures in it and some personal items from him that are/was in the real bus, that would be cool.

And also some quotes from him when starting a new Sandbox, that would be great.

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