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Ravenlock Mar 5, 2013 @ 8:02am
List of triggers on the island?
The game's been out awhile at this point, and while most of the discussion (predictably) is about whether it's a game or not (a debate I find totally irrelevant), I haven't seen anybody cataloging the stuff that actually happens on the island. Has anybody taken a stab at that?

Obviously this discussion will be "spoiler filled" for those who care about that sort of thing.

It seems to me like various objects and creatures in the world do different things depending on the season. Based on my recollections and experience:

- The statue ring on top of the mountain distorts the starfield in all seasons, and also changes the sky color in Fall.

- The line of tall stones seems to play a tonal progression, one note per stone, when you approach them.

- The house stops time if you approach it at night in the Fall (the fireflies will all freeze in midair and the moon stops moving)

What else have you found?
Last edited by Ravenlock; Mar 5, 2013 @ 8:02am
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Spleenkick McGee Mar 5, 2013 @ 9:48pm 
In fall, there is a ghost that looks like a fox head that lingers around the giant tree. It will usually appear and disappear just outside the ring of smaller trees, staying in place for a few seconds. I've only seen it at dusk/night.
FluffyBob Mar 7, 2013 @ 5:16pm 
Well maybe its a mute point because it seems to be the main feature, but standing in the firefly's ring in the meadow will change the season
Ravenlock Mar 8, 2013 @ 12:16pm 
- Walking into one of the tall black towers teleports you to the other tall black tower (thanks Giant Bomb quicklook).

- Walking through a crowd of flies (the black buzzing insects) makes you walk faster for a time.
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Kaze Mar 10, 2013 @ 10:20am 
Originally posted by Spleenkick McGee:
In fall, there is a ghost that looks like a fox head that lingers around the giant tree. It will usually appear and disappear just outside the ring of smaller trees, staying in place for a few seconds. I've only seen it at dusk/night.

Hey, I actually saw that too but thought it was a weasel head.

Originally posted by Ravenlock:
- Walking into one of the tall black towers teleports you to the other tall black tower (thanks Giant Bomb quicklook).

- Walking through a crowd of flies (the black buzzing insects) makes you walk faster for a time.

I thought those were bees and you were walking faster for a reason. :V

Anyway, I can't find my way into a black tower but try walking around the mountaintops in winter, especially in cloudy areas - you'll see what I mean.
Atlan Mar 12, 2013 @ 2:46pm 
In summer you can meet a bunch of squirrels under the giant tree. When you stand still while you're near them, they'll come and run around you squeaking. The music changes aswell.
Dave Mar 16, 2013 @ 9:06am 
The firefly ring, as we're calling it, doesn't have to transport you to another season. It will speed up time steadily as you get closer to it, but you can back out of it and normal time will resume. If you go all the way to the ring, then the screen will white out and reappear in the next season.

I don't know a lot of triggers, but there are a lot of little random things. Like the shooting stars or the owl at night.

@Kaze: I also thought those were bees. They certainly seem to get kind of angry if you mess with them.
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74 Mar 22, 2013 @ 5:23pm 
During the day and at night in the fall, there are red unmoving shapes around one of the graves in the graveyard. Only at night though there are these large firefly/light balls in the graveyard that vanish and reappear a short distance away.

There's also a white frog (rabbit?) with wisps/glitter around it that I encountered in what I think is spring. When you approach it, it only jumps once but its a pretty far distance.
74 Mar 22, 2013 @ 5:26pm 
Also at night if you 'ring' standing stones, they release fireflies that float in the direction of the season change ring. I couldn't seem to get any to ring during the winter, though.
thaofficialcameron Mar 23, 2013 @ 9:18pm 
Originally posted by 74:
During the day and at night in the fall, there are red unmoving shapes around one of the graves in the graveyard. Only at night though there are these large firefly/light balls in the graveyard that vanish and reappear a short distance away.

There's also a white frog (rabbit?) with wisps/glitter around it that I encountered in what I think is spring. When you approach it, it only jumps once but its a pretty far distance.
I saw that in Nerdcubeds play though,
{---[]☭} Laika Mar 23, 2013 @ 10:24pm 
If you stand by the magic castle stones during the night of fall you see some pretty crazy stuff.
Sean the Sheep Mar 28, 2013 @ 10:09am 
I once stood by one of the towers and all these skyscrapers popped up from the ground and surrounded the landscape whilst some funky tribal music was playing. It was amazing and brilliantly dark and foreboding.
Zerograms Apr 2, 2013 @ 10:46pm 
Originally posted by Sean the Sheep:
I once stood by one of the towers and all these skyscrapers popped up from the ground and surrounded the landscape whilst some funky tribal music was playing. It was amazing and brilliantly dark and foreboding.
What season?
Srredfire Apr 22, 2013 @ 3:00am 
Originally posted by Zerograms:
Originally posted by Sean the Sheep:
I once stood by one of the towers and all these skyscrapers popped up from the ground and surrounded the landscape whilst some funky tribal music was playing. It was amazing and brilliantly dark and foreboding.
What season?

I can confirm that this was during Fall.

http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/1081138299108517239/3CEB6E2FB8433D8F1C20D7F1832F53466F411FA0/
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starbucaneer May 6, 2013 @ 3:43pm 
Today in my second session in the game I saw what I imagine was a "squirrel" scurry across the ground and run up into a tree. Then some "Bats" (black shapes that made me think of bats) came swooping and flitting about under the trees. The "Owl" was flying around me. A meteor storm lit up the sky. A few "frogs" hopped before me. Some "Crabs" scittered along the shoreline. A group of "Chickens" at least thats what they brought to mind kept scurrying and gliding away from me as I followed them. Lots of Fireflies flashing on and off in the trees, Bees and some strange things that are maybe "Butterflies". A white shape, maybe a mystical "Rabbit" that jumped far and high trailing sparkles behind. A musical rainstorm swept over and when I climbed the highest point I found myself standing above the clouds.
I love to make the standing stones ring and follow the glowing motes that I think of as The Raiths of Andelaine (Chronicles of Thomas Covenant). I ended up walking into the glowing Raith Ring and came out in Winter where all the trees were bare and the ground covered in snow all seem still the music hushed and slightly somber. I ended the session at that point.
I am so glad I took the chance and bought this "experience" ( I don't think of it as a game but more as a guided meditation without words). I found the whole thing delightful, relaxing and it stirred emotions inside me that games rarely do. For me the key was to let go, and just experience it. If the creators read this post I would like to say thanks for a rewarding experience.
Time to pop back into it to relax me before bed :-). Wish I could play this on my Kindle Fire HD it would be a really good relaxation tool at bedtime.
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slackerhp May 18, 2013 @ 1:49pm 
I was just playing in fall at night and if you stand in the circle of statues the sky changes to red. And if you keep standing there what i think is smoke apears around you if you walk away from the statues a dark figure or person apears if you walk up to him he runs away and disapears kind of spooky.
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