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Gabriel Knight Remastered: GK2 easter egg??
« on: June 08, 2015, 03:55:02 PM »
Doing another play through of the remastered version of Gabriel Knight and I think I've found a cool Easter egg that references Gabriel Knight 2.  In the book shop in the cupboard where you find the tweezers and the magnifying glass there's a snow globe.  When you click on it Gabriel says "I forget where that came from, but... seems like a nice place to visit."  The buildings are definitely Germanic and look a lot like the gasthaus and rotthaus in Rittersberg in GK 2.  Anybody else notice that?

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Re: Gabriel Knight Remastered: GK2 easter egg??
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2015, 09:51:26 AM »
Good eye! Yep, that inset has a number of in-jokes and Easter eggs like that. :)

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Re: Gabriel Knight Remastered: GK2 easter egg??
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2015, 11:53:13 AM »

bigdgoriders: You have a kinda microscope inside the eye, don't you?  ;) With 1280x1024 resolution I don't recognize anything inside the snow-globe.

Katie: Is the Madonna of the inset a reference to the Virgin Mary Statue at Marienplatz-Munich (GK2)? The remark of Gabriel is similar: Virgin Mary watching Gabriel.

Both: Do you know that Rittersberg's square is a real life place in Germany? Click here. There is a photo attached.


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Re: Gabriel Knight Remastered: GK2 easter egg??
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2015, 02:28:35 PM »
Another good catch by Signore! :) It's mostly a general reference to Gabriel's destiny as further revealed in GK3, though, and not specifically to the one in Munich.

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Re: Gabriel Knight Remastered: GK2 easter egg??
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2015, 01:18:40 AM »
Thanks, Katie! Yep, the family's destiny gained at Jerusalem.

Two more possible references in the inset:

Could be Ludwig's Neuchwanstein Castle the building of the photo or card below of Blake Backslash's books?

Is Grandpa Munster the little man sticking out from Blake Backslash's shelf?
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Re: Gabriel Knight Remastered: GK2 easter egg??
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2015, 07:33:18 PM »
The castle is a yes :)

The Grandpa Munster one, I'm not sure! Not that I know of, though.

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Re: Gabriel Knight Remastered: GK2 easter egg??
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2015, 01:57:52 AM »
Thanks, Katie! The Eggjäger side of life is rewarding, ... sometimes (see below).

Meanwhile, I have read your postmorten at gamasutra. Very interesting!! Despite all the went-wrongs, limited budget and time, you all have made a pretty and great remake full of improvements.  :thumbsup:  The graphics are so beautiful and the animations fantastic: my heart was shocked when the mummies took Gabe's heart away; great, great, great!!  :o I've enjoyed also seeing the GraceFreakout video at gamasutra. :suffer:

At the very end of the posmorten there is an intriguing statement: "1 Easter egg hidden (still not found!)."
Is it the easter egg found by bigdgoriders?
In GK1-1993 there are 2 easter eggs hidden: Gabriel hitting the mime, and the car crash when leaving from Schloss Ritter in day 8. I could not play them again in the remake, and I haven't found anything anywhere about them.  :(
Any little clue for where to look for or try?  :help:
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Re: Gabriel Knight Remastered: GK2 easter egg??
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2015, 12:03:40 PM »
WOOF!WOOF!WOOF!WOOF!WOOF!

The secret answers will be found in message boards, though not in this one...

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Re: Gabriel Knight Remastered: GK2 easter egg??
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2015, 10:18:38 AM »
Do you know where are the secret answers? One little clue, please!  ???
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Re: Gabriel Knight Remastered: GK2 easter egg??
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2015, 04:50:29 AM »
WOOF! WOOF!

Related to the games they are. Two of the biggest. Shhhh....

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Re: Gabriel Knight Remastered: GK2 easter egg??
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2015, 10:08:43 AM »
In Mosely's office there is a book: LEPRICORN GAMES by Robert Copperstein. Lepricorns are similar to Leprechauns (short red-haired Irish elves).

4 options:

- Mosely: Has he Irish roots? I'm not sure.

- Katie Hallahan: She has Irish roots for sure. In her own words: "Snark advocate, redhead by aspiration, and Irish by design. ... ... I’m an Irish lass, and I burn easy, so the hot outdoors of the summer are not so much for me."

- Leprechaun Games: There are a lot of videogames about Leprechauns, gold and rainbow.

- King Quest: Leprechauns of Daventry lived in the Land of the Leprechauns under the Mushroom Isle, but were later driven out by King Graham. See this page and another one.
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Re: Gabriel Knight Remastered: GK2 easter egg??
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2015, 10:52:47 AM »
You are very sharp-eyed! I have to admit I don't think I ever noticed that at all before, LOL. Fun name though, lepricorn. :)

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Re: Gabriel Knight Remastered: GK2 easter egg??
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2015, 11:04:24 AM »
I'm happy to make you laugh! :D  Has anybody found already the still-not-found easter egg mentioned in your post-mortem of gamasutra? I wrote about it in a above post.
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Re: Gabriel Knight Remastered: GK2 easter egg??
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2015, 11:31:13 AM »
Not that I'm aware of!

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Re: Gabriel Knight Remastered: GK2 easter egg??
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2015, 12:44:13 PM »
I have found this weird information about Lepricorns. Does anyone know if this is a true legend?
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Re: Gabriel Knight Remastered: GK2 easter egg??
« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2015, 01:18:06 PM »
LOL. I think it's just a cute portmanteau someone came up with :)

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Re: Gabriel Knight Remastered: GK2 easter egg??
« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2015, 08:43:29 AM »

Maybe. I think I'm going crazy with this issue ...
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Re: Gabriel Knight Remastered: GK2 easter egg??
« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2015, 08:56:00 AM »
Related to the games they are. Two of the biggest. Shhhh....
I've found in this thread of Pinkerton Road Forums that the "car crash" easter egg was removed from the remake (Gk1 20th).

Summary:
Sai: I'm wondering something though, is the easter egg of pressing space as soon as you see the screen for Day 8 still active or not?
Katie Hallahan: LOL, unfortunately that one isn't there anymore, Sai.
Sai: Oh well, I figure that without all that snow the road conditions might be drastically better
Voodooray: I understand its been replaced with a meteor strike now.

I think that the remark of Voodooray is a joke about "The Temptation" graphic novel, though I'm not too sure.

I'll keep looking for the "punch the mime" easter egg.
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Re: Gabriel Knight Remastered: GK2 easter egg??
« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2015, 10:16:59 AM »
Returning to the close-up of the counter's within (at St Georg's Rare Books) ...

There are some self-help books. When Gabe looks at those, he says "The one on top was a joke gift from Mosely". The title of the on top book is "Fear to commitment".

The title is a reference to Grabriel's future in GK3. Because of his fear to commitment, he will lose Grace.

Even more in GK3 (Day 3), when Mosely and Gabriel are talking about the love-night between the would-be couple, Mosely says to Gabriel: "It must be your fear of commitment effecting your optical nerves. Grace is beautiful -- she's nice, she's smart, she's funny. You oughtta have your head examined, and besides which, I oughtta break your neck for hurting her feelings! Did you get a look at her face this morning?"
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Re: Gabriel Knight Remastered: GK2 easter egg??
« Reply #19 on: December 19, 2015, 09:48:16 AM »
In the alley beside the Police Station (where is Mosely's window) there is a graffiti. In my particular translation, I understand that the graffiti says "Police, I smell dog (or s***)".

If my translation is correct, it would be a nod to a genre of graffiti about the eternal war between police and street painters. I've found another example of them in St Google.

When Gabriel looks at the graffiti, he says "I should add 'Mosely' to the hat. Always offending his "friend" Mostly.
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