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The Easter Egg

A topic by ComputerCow created Jul 20, 2017 Views: 363 Replies: 7
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Is this the easter egg you were talking about in the description that nobody had found yet? I assume it's not the first picture, since another topic in the community mentions them, but is it the second?

First, there are these guys:

Then, if you open a book near them, this happens:


Even if they're not the easter egg you were talking about, they're still pretty cool! Good job with this! Also, I love how if you fall out of the bottom of the library, the game just quits. Nice touch.

Developer

Oh the librarians' translation area seems to be above the books. That's actually more of a bug than an easter-egg. If you click on a librarian that text field will show something that the librarian has translated from the books using a variation of a grammar proposed by brddte in a thread in the libraryofbabel.info forum. Every 20 seconds they pick a random section from one of the books in the room they're in and 'translate' it. If they haven't translated anything yet, they'll just say "It's all just gibberish!". If you wait in the same room for about 20 seconds you'll start to see the translations.

As far as the easter-egg is concerned: It's definitely big enough for you to be certain that you've found it in case you ever happen to see it.  
I'm just going to give you one hint: If you ever see the lighting change, follow it!

Also, thanks for the donation, I really appreciate it!

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"I'm just going to give you one hint: If you ever see the lighting change, follow it!"

I searched everywhere and I saw nothing... can you give a more precise hint ?

Developer

The change in lighting is the only practical way to find it but you also have to get lucky. The easter egg is something (relatively big) that spawns inside a certain radius from your spawn point in one of the rooms. It's most likely not going to spawn close enough for you to see it immediately (but it might) so you'll have to get lucky and start walking into the right direction (without knowing it at first) until you see a change of lighting. If this wasn't a just a simulation you'd also feel a change of temperature...

oh okay it's a big change of lighting... thanks ^w^

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I stumbled over a large fire in one of the rooms - as if somebody was trying to burn down the library. I tried to put it out by pressing several keys and even by standing in the flames. Of no avail. 

The flames are visible from other rooms, too. 

Judging by the charred appearance of the librarians, I also speculated whether this was the birth, the death or even the initiation of these. 

Could it be, that this is the infamous and fiery "easter egg"?  Making the Library of Babel share the fate of the Library of Alexandria? 

Developer

You found it!

"Others, going about it in the opposite way, thought the first thing to do was eliminate all worthless books. They would invade the hexagons, show credentials that were not always false, leaf disgustedly through a volume and condemn entire walls of books. It is to their hygienic, ascetic rage that we lay the senseless loss of millions of volumes. Their name is execrated today, but those who grieve over the "treasures" destroyed in that frenzy overlook two widely acknowledged facts: One, that the Library is so huge that any reduction by human hands must be infinitesimal. And two, that each book is unique and irreplaceable, but (since the Library is total) there are always several hundred thousand imperfect facsimiles - books that differ by no more than a single letter, or a comma. "

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we found it