Should you’ve gone down the rabbit gap with Netflix’s newest Black Mirror launch, there’s (at the very least) yet one more easter egg on the market. As some intrepid Reddit customers found, you may truly go to two completely different variations of fictional software program firm Tuckersoft’s web site and… spoilers forward.
On the common Tuckersoft web site, found by way of a QR code embedded within the present itself, Tuckersoft advertises its sport lineup together with Bandersnatch, a “revolutionary sport from Stefan Butler.” On this timeline, Tuckersoft launched each Nohzdyve and Bandersnatch and Stefan finally eclipsed his gaming idol Colin’s personal fame, driving the corporate ahead. As the positioning 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 revolutionary narrative and gameplay remodeled interactive leisure perpetually.”
Should you go to the Tuckersoft web site however strip out the www., the corporate by no means launched Colin’s sport as a result of a tragic incident. Should you’ve seen the episode, you may in all probability guess what that was. This model of the positioning consists of the next textual content:
“A bleak flip of occasions would result in the abrupt cancellation of Colin Ritman’s highly-anticipated sport, 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 significantly harrowing episode “Metalhead.” Tuckersoft’s different video games comprise loads of references to Black Mirror episodes too.
Within the timeline wherein Colin was capable of end Nohzdyve, the sport’s sub-page has a obtain hyperlink for a file referred to as nohzdyve.faucet and the directions to “Play Nohzdyve in your ZX Spectrum emulator.” Apparently, the file works and for those who run Home windows and also you’re prepared to put in an emulator (like Speccy) for the obscure British Eight-bit console, you may truly play Colin’s reasonably prescient launch. We’re instructed it would work on a Commodore 64 emulator too, however haven’t examined that out (but).
To date it doesn’t seem like Bandersnatch is playable anyplace, however provided that the episode itself is a sport and the sport itself leads to sure horror, that’s in all probability for the very best.