SOMA Players Unlock Games Secrets by Flushing a Toy Down a Toilet?

Some games secrets are easy to find, others are so far buried, it’s amazing anyone found them at all! The latter is especially true for players of SOMA, who have discovered that shoving a plastic toy into the toilet and flushing it, within the game of course, causes a set of numbers to appear on screen, but what does this mean?

If you find enough of these extremely obscurely hidden codes around the game, you can use them as the password for a file called _supersecrets.rar in the games installation directory. Unfortunately, these codes were so well hidden, that it was only through analysing the games files for strings of code that a user was able to uncover them all!

“Knowing two of the Code locations, I opened the laboratory map and checkted that ceiling. Voila, an Area-Trigger having a Collision Callback. It took me a while till I found out where those callbacks are handled. But once I found the place i was shocked. Only 1 line of code, no hint at the part of the password. Keeping that in mind I opened the Apartment map and looked at the toilet. Luckily again an Area-Trigger. Knowing it should be triggered by the Figure on the Table, I looked for the corresponding code in the script. Again no hint at the Password in there. But then it hit me. Both had an strangely named cLux_ command in there. So i removed the suspected command in the toilet script and tried draining the figure. Jackpot! The code went missing.”

The user managed to crack the code, and discovered just what lurks inside, a kind of in the making collection of files about the games development, some early screenshots and a few other goodies, nothing major, but credit to the developers for making it a bit of a wild adventure to discover them.

New SOMA Trailer From the People Who Gave Us Amnesia.

Frictional Games, the makers of the Amnesia and Penumbra series have just released a gameplay trailer for their upcoming Sci-Fi horror game, SOMA.

Despite the name, I remember everything about Amnesia: Dark Descent. It was a game of slightly clichéd flashbacks, ghosts and notes that led Daniel down the road of rediscovery. The game was well devised and it was enjoyable. The trend for good games continues with the sequel, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs. Which had darker undertones and was generally more gruesome.

The minds behind these games posted on their website:

“After almost five years of blood, sweat and tears we can finally make the following announcement: SOMA, our upcoming sci-fi horror game, will be released on the 22nd September this fall on PS4 and PC.”

The new trailer shows off some of the gameplay. You play the role of Simon and you are in what looks to be some sort of power station where the workers have been killed and their robot helpers all but destroyed. The game consists of some puzzle elements and if the creators past games are anything to go by, a few jump scares too.

According to the official website Simon is not an amnesiac, he knows who he is but isn’t sure on his situation. So no more looking for clues into his past like previous games. Take a look at the SOMA gameplay below, let us know what you think in the comments. The game is set to be released on the 22nd September 2015, don’t forget!

Thank you FrictionalGames.com for providing us with this information.