Video game historians get a fun look at PC gaming’s past today as the staff of GOG.com has discovered a secret message hidden in the code of Dungeon Keeper from a weary developer. The message, written in all caps, reads:
JONTY HERE : …I AM WRITING THIS AT 4AM ON KEEPERS LAST DAY. I LOOK AROUND THE OFFICE AND ALL I SEE ARE THE TIRED PALE FACES OF THE KEEPER TEAM. THIS PROJECT HAS DESTROYED THE HEALTH AND SOCIAL LIVES OF EACH MEMBER, SO I HOPE YOU LIKE THE GAME. AMAZINGLY AFTER SIXTEEN HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK, FOR NEARLY 5 MONTHS WE STILL DO. THIS GAME HAS BEEN WRITTEN WITH A PASSION I AM PROUD TO BE PART OF…. I DO NOT JUST HOPE YOU LIKE IT, I ALSO HOPE YOU ARE AWARE OF THE HUGE AMOUNT OF WORK WE HAVE ALL DONE. ENOUGH WAFFLE AND ON TO THE REASON FOR THIS TEXT… THE ENDLESS GREETINGS… GREETINGS GO OUT TO IN RANDOM ORDER..
The developer goes on to give thanks to a few dozen developers and ends when he’s too tired to continue on.
IF I FORGOT YOU I AM SORRY… BUT SLEEP IS DUE TO ME… AND I HAVE A DREAM TO LIVE.
This message is especially time appropriate as the author is none other than Jonty Barnes, Director of Production at Bungie. “It’s funny, I’m feeling similar with Destiny,” Barnes said while speaking with Polygon, ” Both games have taken absolutely everything I have to give. Both I’m very proud to be part of. Both have changed my life.”
You can get your hands on Destiny on Amazon.com, the Beta is currently live on Playstation systems and coming to Xbox One and 360 next week. Destiny is set to release on September 9th, 2014 for Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.
If reading about Dungeon Keeper has made you reminicent of the past, head over to GOG.com and grab your DRM-free copy of Dungeon Keeper for $5.99. GOG.com also has a bundle available for 16% off that will get you Dungeon Keeper 1 and 2 for $9.98.