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VEF215 Dec 30, 2017 @ 7:25pm
The setting of the game may have been found
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-y_N-3t7tI&t=8s

At 0:24 this appears at the top left, which very clearly says "Demon Tick." Picture proof below of the frame

https://imgur.com/a/Li2IE

At 0:42 this appears at the bottom right, the coordinates:

21°08'57"N 89°29'32"W

Copy and paste that into Google Earth and see where it takes you. Picture proof below of the frame

https://earth.google.com/web/

https://imgur.com/a/TpPbK

Put them together, and you are led to an area right next to the town Chicxulub.

The name Chicxulub is Yucatec Maya language, where ch’ik means "flea" or "tick", and xulub’ means "devil, demon, or horns." This connects the two clues, the coordinates and the words.

From there we theorize the underground aspect of the game connects to the nearby Chicxulub Crater drilling site

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=522nN8hO8o0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0i4XkCFf2pY

Featured on PCGamesN, easier to spread the info via their article
https://www.pcgamesn.com/gtfo/gtfo-setting-chicxulub-crater
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Slewey Dec 30, 2017 @ 7:59pm 
For those who don't know the game/level takes place in Mexico, within the state of Yucatán in a town called Chicxulub. The significance of this location is that a real-life asteroid created an impact crater that was buried underneath the Yucatán peninsula located near Chicxulub, which is likely where the game takes place.

This theory is based off these coordinates posted in the thread: https://imgur.com/a/TpPbK

The game could have story elements tied to the real world Chicxulub Crater drilling site because as of May 1st, 2016 a team has drilled to a depth of 700 meters, which is equivalent to 2296.59 ft, and in-game screenshots suggest the game takes place 2523 feet below the surface which is surprising coincidence.

source (second to last paragraph): http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/11/updated-drilling-dinosaur-killing-impact-crater-explains-buried-circular-hills

Final target drilling depth reached is 1,335 meters, which is 4379.92 feet which could shed light on how far the Scavengers can go down.

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VEF215 Dec 31, 2017 @ 6:12pm 
I wonder how they are going to tie it all together though? Or if they are just using it loosely for inspiration. Did the asteroid bring some life form with it, were the monsters underground to begin with, or were they created. Drilling for rock samples is a bit different than launching armed teams down into the earth to fight monsters but it's sci fi they can do whatever they want I guess.

Are we missing a piece of the puzzle I wonder
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Slewey Dec 31, 2017 @ 6:21pm 
Originally posted by VEF215:
I wonder how they are going to tie it all together though? Or if they are just using it loosely for inspiration. Did the asteroid bring some life form with it, were the monsters underground to begin with, or were they created. Drilling for rock samples is a bit different than launching armed teams down into the earth to fight monsters but it's sci fi they can do whatever they want I guess.

Are we missing a piece of the puzzle I wonder
I think the asteroid brought a life-form with it, because the creatures have human anatomy and they could be infected workers. The teaser trailer has sounds of an animal growling which is very different from the howls and screeches we hear from the standard enemies and at the end of the gameplay trailer there is a much larger tentacle that is noticeably larger than the one's we've seen shoot out of the heads.

The combination of the animal growling that we've only heard from the teaser and large tentacle at the end of the gameplay reveal suggest it could be a large life-form.
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kozmik Jan 1, 2018 @ 8:29am 
You should consider cross-posting information like this to www.reddit.com/r/GTFO to get a great community hub going. Always need more posts in the sub.
Slewey Jan 1, 2018 @ 12:17pm 
Originally posted by kozmik:
You should consider cross-posting information like this to www.reddit.com/r/GTFO to get a great community hub going. Always need more posts in the sub.

I guess I'll get around to it, it's incredibly inactive right now so I just kinda let it slip.
kozmik Jan 1, 2018 @ 12:29pm 
Originally posted by Slewey:
I guess I'll get around to it, it's incredibly inactive right now so I just kinda let it slip.

Yeah not much going on there unfortunately, discussions should blow up closer to release. I'm not sure many people even know about the game because the awards show they announced at isn't that popular to begin with.
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VEF215 Jan 1, 2018 @ 4:07pm 
Originally posted by Slewey:
I think the asteroid brought a life-form with it, because the creatures have human anatomy and they could be infected workers. The teaser trailer has sounds of an animal growling which is very different from the howls and screeches we hear from the standard enemies and at the end of the gameplay trailer there is a much larger tentacle that is noticeably larger than the one's we've seen shoot out of the heads.

The combination of the animal growling that we've only heard from the teaser and large tentacle at the end of the gameplay reveal suggest it could be a large life-form.

That must be one hell of a life form to survive on an asteroid and then survive the impact. Very resilient. It might have gotten contained at the site and was covered as the thousands of years went by. So asteroid crash brings new life form, gets covered up underground as millenia pass, humans drill to check out asteroid impact site and learn about it, find the new life form a fascinating discovery, it infects them and is now uncontrollable, all the equipment and valuables at the underground site have been lost, que the shady Warden person or faction keeping everything quiet and hushing the alien life form outbreak paranoia and then using various prisoners to brave the hellish nightmare below to recover the priceless valuables, because the Warden might not have access to normal personnel to send, he can control the prisoners actions and flow of information way more than bringing in independent teams. Maybe the military and governments don't even know what is happening or that the situation is as bad as it is, I'm sure they would be sending troops/scientists down there right away, and the Warden has pulled some strings to have exclusive access to the site as everything was officially declared a success and done with, nothing to see here.
bearhiderug Feb 12, 2018 @ 1:26pm 
Tink you dug to far, no pun intended.
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