This thread is meant to help analyze common traits found between the Youtube videos linked to Waking Titan. I think these videos were chosen for multiple reasons and may contribute to the development of the game’s narrative.
The Youtube songs so far have been “First Blood” by Kavinsky, “The Man Who Sold the World” by David Bowie, “Believe” by Franka Potente, and “Supersymmetry” by Arcade Fire. We also discovered a “Drop by the Dropbox” video, but I don’t remember how to access it, so if someone could provide a link, that would be great.
Here are the common traits I have found so far:
Mercury: Several people have pointed out that “First Blood” “The Man Who Sold the World” and “Supersymmetry” were all published by Mercury Records. This ties into WT a couple ways. The second PDF mentions “Protocol Hermes”, and Mercury is the Roman name for the Greek god Hermes. Also, the periodic table abbreviation for the element mercury is Hg, and the common abbreviation HG is used for Hello Games, the creators of No Man’s Sky, which has been linked to Waking Titan several times.
Face-to-Face: “The Man Who Sold the World” uses the phrase “face-to-face” over and over in its chorus. At the beginning of the “Believe” music video, Franka Potente is face-to-face with a man. “Supersymmetry” has a male and female vocalist singing together; at one point they sing “Heard a voice, it came from you/me” with the male and female voice singing either you or me.
This seems to tie in with the duple/duality theme in WT in which two similar forces are together but also different or opposing one another. The Elizabeth Leighton videos seem to actually be to different videos, one in which she is congratulation us for succeeding, and another where she is calling for help. The Multiverse-75.com website has a two sided picture at the top with similar but opposing pictures facing each other with either night or day and complimentary colors. The Multiverse-75.com also has a picture of two planets colliding.
Running: This one is a bit of a stretch. “Believe” was made for the movie “Run Lola Run”. “First Blood” is on the album “Outrun”. So there may be a theme of running, such as running a computer program or people running from a problem, but again, this theme isn’t too strong.
Return from the dead: Another weak one, since only one of the videos supports it. “The Man Who Sold the World” has a line that says “I thought you died a long time ago” which kind of fits with Echo-64.com which wants to kind of bring people back from the dead by making AI from their voices.
One more note. “Believe” has a line that says “I don’t believe you can resist the things that make no sense” which is very true of us ARG players
Again, if any of you think of any more hints from these videos that help explain Waking Titan’s narrative, post them and I will add them to this list if it lets me.