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I'm not a conspirace theory nut, but i have noticed something in mulitple video games over the years, and it has me questioning the people behind the game, and if they believe or belong to a certain religious/higher order group. Or maybe there is a single explanation for this.  From games like breath of the wild, to journey, shadow of colossus, god of war, to the unreal engine 5 demo etc. Anyway, which you come accross in the game, it's this tower or mountain like stucture, which is like split in half, or seperated coming together, with a gap in the middle illuminated with light  shooting all the way up, or a light centre. Could someone explain to me what the significance of this is? what is the meaning behind it? i think i also noticed it on one of the lord or the rings movies and noah's ark. 



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Probably just because it looks cool. Like the big laser thing shooting up into the sky in every Superhero and sci-fi movie.



It... looks cool? That's it.



Bristow9091 said:
It... looks cool? That's it.

Feels like there is more to it, has to be a meaning. When it shows up in different games, . Unless each designer thought the same thing, " i should make this structure thats divided with light in the middle " seems more than a coincidence.



KratosLives said:
Bristow9091 said:
It... looks cool? That's it.

Feels like there is more to it, has to be a meaning. When it shows up in different games, . Unless each designer thought the same thing, " i should make this structure thats divided with light in the middle " seems more than a coincidence.

It's not a coincidence at all. People copy things that are well received. Whether that's mechanically, artistically, functionally, etc. 

Everything doesn't have some greater meaning behind it. In fact, most things don't.



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Did you mean the light shooting out of minas morgul?



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Just a structure that looks cool and is basically a visual troupe. The only time there is more to it, is when it is written to have more to it within that game world.



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KratosLives said:

I'm not a conspirace theory nut

Are you sure? I mean, your first thought was that a bunch of game devs around the world belong to some religious order because of 1 tiny similarity between their games.

Anyway, I can't say I've played any of the games you've mentioned so I'm not really sure what you're referring to, but I'd assume it's just because they all thought it looked cool. Especially if it's to do with light. Game devs love using light effects to show of the graphical prowess of their games.



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Ka-pi96 said:
KratosLives said:

I'm not a conspirace theory nut

Are you sure? I mean, your first thought was that a bunch of game devs around the world belong to some religious order because of 1 tiny similarity between their games.

Anyway, I can't say I've played any of the games you've mentioned so I'm not really sure what you're referring to, but I'd assume it's just because they all thought it looked cool. Especially if it's to do with light. Game devs love using light effects to show of the graphical prowess of their games.

The thing is in several instances, it doesn't make sense in the game world for it to exist as it is, and not given an explanation. In journey however, it seems to be a gateway to reincarnation or something like that.



It probably depends on the games.  One thing to realize is that a lot of video games are made by the Japanese, and some things would make more sense to them than it would to other cultures.  For example, it is common to have an ultimate weapon which is a metaphor for the atomic bomb, or there is often a Catholic-style religion present and 100% of the time it is totally corrupt.  If you know a few things about Japanese history then these tropes make total sense.

One time I was enjoying myself playing the game "1943", a game about a plane in the Pacific that destroys enemy planes, battleships and aircraft carriers.  Then I realized it was made by Japanese developers.  It put a whole new meaning on the game.