Gone Home easter egg alludes to shared universe with Bioshock

A clever little nod from Gone Home developer The Fullbright Company suggests that their indie hit is set within the same universe as Bioshock.

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On the surface, Gone Home doesn't seem to have much to do with BioShock. However, The Fullbright Company's Steve Gaynor revealed that a very tiny easter egg suggests that it is set in the same universe as Irrational's beloved Bioshock franchise--"in a totally non-litigious way," of course.

The nod takes the form of, funnily enough, a video game. BioShock 2's Minerva's Den DLC adventure was Gaynor also worked on, features an old video game titled "Spitfire". In Gone Home, a Super Nintendo game called "Super Spitfire" can be found while exploring the house.

Super Spitfire's publisher, CMP Interactive, is also a callback to the three initials of Minerva's Den's protagonist Charles Milton Porter, Gaynor revealed on the Tone Control: Conversations With Video Game Developers podcast (via IGN).

During the podcast, Gaynor also went on to allude that System Shock 2 is also set within the same universe as Bioshock (and thus Gone Home as well), but there's no direct connection between Gone Home and that classic. Still, Gaynor has managed to subtly tie together disparate stories into one universe--much like J.J. Abrams has with Slusho.

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    January 23, 2014 1:25 PM

    Nathaniel Hohl posted a new article, Gone Home easter egg alludes to shared universe with Bioshock.

    A clever little nod from Gone Home developer The Fullbright Company suggests that their indie hit is set within the same universe as Bioshock.

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      January 23, 2014 2:16 PM

      This was a stupid article when it was posted on IGN yesterday. Regurgitating it a day later doesn't make it any more newsworthy.

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      January 23, 2014 2:18 PM

      this post is set in Middle-Earth

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      January 23, 2014 2:26 PM

      That Easter Egg is so small it ain't go room to change it's mind.

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      January 23, 2014 3:02 PM

      that's a bit of a stretch

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      January 24, 2014 4:28 AM

      I don't understand, its not newsworthy, or worth repeating cause its was printed somewhere else? I didn't even read this anywhere else. I think its pretty cool, this news. It cant be April fools joke, so why the hate on it?

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