Easter Eggs #2 – Here we go again

Easter Eggs #2 – Here we go again

In Easter Eggs, we (re)share with you some of the secrets hidden in There Is No Game: Wrong Dimension, such as references to geek or pop culture of the 80s and 90s, and to the Creator’s life.  

 
The Space Balls reference in Rogue Quiz

In chapter 6, during the quiz, one of the answers to the last question is “Instant Cassette”. This is a reference to Space Balls, a movie by Mel Brooks in which the protagonists manage to watch the movie they are shooting on their screen.

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The Labyrinth reference during DJ Game's song

In chapter 5, during DJ Game’s rap song, there is a reference to Jim Henson’s film Labyrinth:

"User, you should walk him in this maze

Like Hoggle did during the Bowie king days"

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Released in 1986, this movie tells the story of Sarah, who is passionate about fairy tales. One night, she has to babysit her younger half-brother Toby. Attempting to soothe his cries by telling him the story of a goblin king who fell in love with a human girl, she says something that carries the baby off to an imaginary world ruled by the goblin king Jareth.

She will have to follow him in this fantastic universe populated by goblins and fairies to prevent the boy from becoming a goblin himself.

  

 

The crowdfunding failure really happened

Throughout the story, the non-game refers several times to a failed crowdfunding campaign. This is a true story. Pascal Cammisotto launched his kickstarter campaign in 2016 to help develop There Is No Game: Wrong Dimension. That campaign failed a few months later, raising only 10% of the expected funds. However, you can still find that campaign online.

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The reference to Zak Mac Kraken and the Alien Mindbenders

The two-headed flying squirrel is a reference to Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders. It’s a 1988 graphic adventure game by Lucasfilm Games.

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Lead the journalist Zak and 3 other characters in places as mythical as Kathmandu, Egypt, the Amazon or even the planet Mars. Your search for a scoop will begin with the pursuit of a two-headed squirrel in Seattle.” Read more.

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Here is the full walkthrough of Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders.

 

 

The reference to Indiana Jones: Raiders Of The Lost Ark

In chapter 3, when Hero does not realize that he is surrounded by snakes, Game refers to the movie Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark, which has been released in 1981. He particularly refers to a scene, for which more than 7000 snakes were used for the shooting.

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