Bloober Team’s horror game includes a curious nod to all those developers who write random texts. This is one of the most boring tasks when creating a video game.
If you like paranormal adventures and the horror genre, The Medium is one of the best options available on the market. Bloober Team (Layers of Fear) managed to recreate a great story of ghosts and spiritualism in PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC.
One of the best things about The Medium is that we can explore every corner of the scenarios. Sometimes we will find posters, newspaper or magazine clippings which give us more information about the historical context of the title.
However, this is not the case. A player from The Medium has discovered a hidden text in one of the title magazines, which does nothing more than show a reality of video game development.
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It is a text attached to a page of the magazine Broad Horizons, focused on the Soviet space program and the future colonization of a hypothetical ”Earth 2”. Recall that The Medium is set in Poland in the late 1990s.
What an explanatory text should be turns into a most curious metawink. If we stop to read it, we see how it reaches a point where it repeats itself like a loop and without any meaning.
Going a little deeper, we realize that this text criticize one of the most boring tasks of video game development: detail situations and objects in which no one is going to stop.
”The Earth is and will be our home, but writing about it and completing this text for the newspaper is boring and tiring, because no one is going to read it. So I’m in front of the monitor writing this text garbage”.
It is possible that at some point you picked up this magazine, but 99.9% of gamers will never stop to read what it says. If this is not your case, congratulations, you have discovered the secret.
From the fragment that we have translated for you, the same piece of text is repeated continuously ”So I’m in front of the monitor writing this text garbage”, and so on until the page length is filled.
There is no doubt that writing texts that no one is going to read is a very boring task. Even in games like The Medium, where exploring each object is vital to advance in the story and learn all the secrets of the characters.
The Medium is the newest horror game from Bloober Team. It is available on PS5, Xbox Series X | S and PC, although it was initially exclusive to Microsoft platforms. You can read our analysis of the title here.