Bloopers from The Silent Age

May 30, 2016

Bloopers from The Silent Age

Since the release of The Silent Age, players have consistently kept us informed whenever they find bugs in the game. We take this feedback seriously and always try to fix bugs as soon as we hear about them.

Goofs are an entirely different matter. They usually don’t break the game but are simply the result of our lack of attention to detail. They are hard to spot, and most players simply don’t notice. We usually don’t fix them, since we think they are kinda fun and because we like that the game is not perfect.

Here are a few examples:

The World Clocks

Joe does not get out much. 

The world clocks in Mr. Hill’s office show what time it is in Copenhagen, Brussels and Amsterdam. The three cities are European capitals, all placed within the same time zone, yet they show three different times.

The Rhododendron 

Who names these? 

Joe is clearly not a botanist. When looking at one of the plants in the ARCHON hallway, he identifies it as a common Rhododendron. The plant is entirely fictional, however, and looks nothing like the Rhododendron.

The Police Office Door

Poor construction!

The door to the police office does not really fit does it? You’d think someone would notice, but surprisingly no one did until two years after the game’s release! (We have since fixed it).

The Fire Escape

The doesn’t work...

On his quest to save the world, Joe must pass through a small hotel building. An astute reviewer noticed that the only way to access the hotel rooms was by climbing a fire escape. I’d like to add that the rooms come without beds! Also, toilets! I guess it is a one-star hotel.

The Police Car Numbers

Where are the police?

Where are the police?

The number on the police car outside the police station is the same as on the one outside the hospital. Joe finds both cars parked in the future, excluding that the car could have only been driving from one location to the next. Hmmm… Maybe Joe’s actions in the past have created an alternative timeline in which the police car is parked in front of the hospital instead of the police station?

The Calendar

Wrong day!

If we are to believe the calendar in the doctor’s office, it is Monday, May 17th. The Silent Age took place in 1972. If you look up May 17th, 1972, you’ll learn that the seventeenth is a Wednesday, not a Monday.

Studio 54

Studio 54?

Cedric, the suave bartender, compares the Neon Zone Night Club to Studio 54. Studio 54 was a posh Nightclub located in Manhattan in the late Seventies/early Eighties. It was not called Studio 54 until 1977, so how could Cedric know about it when The Silent Age took place in 1972?

Got more bloopers that we have not seen? Please let us know!

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Jeff Giasson

Founder and Owner, Meridian4

 

[This blog was authored by House On Fire and first appeared on thesilentage.com]

 



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