In the event you’ve gone down the rabbit gap with Netflix’s latest Black Mirror release, there’s (no less than) yet one more easter egg on the market. As some intrepid Reddit users discovered, you may really go to two totally different variations of fictional software program firm Tuckersoft’s web site and… spoilers forward.
On the regular Tuckersoft site, found by way of a QR code embedded within the present itself, Tuckersoft advertises its recreation lineup together with Bandersnatch, a “revolutionary recreation from Stefan Butler.” On this timeline, Tuckersoft launched each Nohzdyve and Bandersnatch and Stefan ultimately eclipsed his gaming idol Colin’s personal fame, driving the corporate ahead. As the location notes:
“Whereas Colin Ritman was Tuckersoft’s main man, it was Stefan Butler’s 1984 launch, Bandersnatch, that catapulted the corporate to new heights. The modern narrative and gameplay remodeled interactive leisure endlessly.”
In the event you visit the Tuckersoft site but strip out the www., the corporate by no means launched Colin’s recreation attributable to a tragic incident. In the event you’ve seen the episode, you may in all probability guess what that was. This model of the location consists of the next textual content:
“A bleak flip of occasions would result in the abrupt cancellation of Colin Ritman’s highly-anticipated recreation, Nohzdyve, and the top of Stefan Butler’s promising profession.
“Metl Hedd stays a traditional, however the world should surprise what Nohzdyve was like. Hearsay has it, an early model of the sport is someplace on the market, ready to be performed for the primary time.”
Black Mirror followers will observe that the fictionalized web site for Colin’s different main title, Metl Hedd, depicts the BigDog-like robots that terrorized people in season 4’s notably harrowing episode “Metalhead.” Tuckersoft’s different video games comprise loads of references to Black Mirror episodes too.
Within the timeline by which Colin was in a position to end Nohzdyve, the game’s sub-page has a obtain hyperlink for a file known as nohzdyve.faucet and the directions to “Play Nohzdyve in your ZX Spectrum emulator.” Apparently, the file works and when you run Home windows and also you’re keen to put in an emulator (like Speccy) for the obscure British Eight-bit console, you may really play Colin’s quite prescient launch. We’re advised it would work on a Commodore 64 emulator too, however haven’t examined that out (but).
Thus far it doesn’t appear like Bandersnatch is playable anyplace, however on condition that the episode itself is a recreation and the sport itself ends in sure horror, that’s in all probability for the perfect.