Skyrim’s Iconic Intro “You’re Finally Awake” ventilated by game developer

Even if you haven’t played The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, you would likely still have seen the iconic “You’re Finally Awake” cart intro in one meme or another. Although the scene is fondly remembered, a former developer at Bethesda Game Studios has now detailed how the scene troubled the team during its creation. In a Twitter thread, Nate Purkeypile said the team would be struggling to find the issue that caused the cart to suddenly lose control. Purkeypile had to watch the video hundreds of times to find it.

He said the problem was it wasn’t just a rail cart. This cart was real in terms of Skyrim’s engine. “Well once again, riding that wagon again, the wagon starts shaking violently and all of a sudden WHOOSH!” The cart rises in the sky like a rocket. Like WAY up there, ”he said.

For a long time, no one knew why this was happening. Finally, they discovered that there was a bug – a virtual bee – in the game and not in the software that made the life of developers difficult.

The problem with this digital bee was that it was an “unwavering force of nature.” Thus, if the cart and the bee crossed, the cart would be thrown out of the way.

“So game development is difficult. Every time you fix one thing, you might break another. This is especially true for open-world games, ”said Purkeypile, who is currently working on a single-player indie game.

Many users have shared their thoughts on the bee problem. One user (@diet_ice) wanted to know if there were any “Fallout stories” referring to another iconic Bethesda game series, Fallout.

Another user (@SteveAnything) said the Purkeypile story is a perfect example of why developers have started to put bugs in jars, suggesting that real bugs always distract them from real work.

A third user (@chavakno_) returned an ode to the “mighty bee”.

Here are some more interesting reactions:

Purkeypile, however, did not disclose how the bug (bee) was fixed.


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