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Pac-Man Discovered Devilishly Hidden As Part Of Stockholm Train’s Actual Design
By Mikelle Leow, 03 Aug 2021
A photo of an air vent with a hidden star in a Stockholm train. Image via Bombardier Transportation
Shaking up the humdrum of commuting is Stockholm’s transportation system, where a real-life Easter egg in the form of Pac-Man can be found.
Unlike cases of objects looking like other objects, this delicious detail spotted by Spotify senior product designer Fabiano Souza was deliberately included in the air vent holes of a subway train. Among a sea of holes, which could very well double as the edible dots in the classic video game, is the eponymous, ever-hungry character and three ghosts.
It turns out that the subtle reference, built into Stockholm’s new C30 trains, is an adorable nod at the evolving gaming industry in Sweden. “Even if these classic figures don’t come from Sweden, they’re an easily recognizable and appropriate symbol to represent the gaming sector as a whole,” Elin Lindström, spokesperson for Swedish transport firm SL, told The Local. Images shared on manufacturer Bombardier Transportation’s site suggest that other shapes hidden in the air vent holes include a star.
Predictably, the amusing addition has lightened up the moods of social media users everywhere. With something so routine as traveling by train, a slight play to the imagination would help change things up a little.
Cute Easter egg in the new subway train in Stockholm pic.twitter.com/KZzOL6QuIV— Fabiano Souza (@iamfabiano) July 25, 2021
[via Creative Bloq, cover image via Bombardier Transportation]
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