Talk:Energy Flow Systems
Why is there a Swastika here? It there something we don't know about John Romero? -- DHeadshot 21:02, 18 January 2010 (GMT)
- I thought this was common knowledge by now. Reference to the upcoming Wolf3D:
The Swastika: In Version 1.0 of The Armageddon Machine, in the Energy Flow Systems, there is a Swastika above John Romero's name. However (probably due to public outcry), it was removed by Version 1.4. This must be set straight! Here's what Romero himself had to say about the incident:
'Obviously, it was a reference to Wolfenstein... ? Sure, Keen 5 was created before Wolfy, but we knew that was our next project.'
Tom Hall, creator of Commander Keen, further expanded on that point:
'I think John put that in as a reference to Wolfenstein, not to imply anything about any character's ideology. Same as when he originally had the swastika shape in DOOM, that folks go so upset about that took it out. As if that meant anything remotely like condoning the atrocities of Hitler. (Remember kids, Hitler bad. Hating groups of people for no reason, very bad. Killing people for the same no reason, very very very insanely bad.)
If Wolfenstein had had a logo, like a big "W" or something, then John would've made that shape, I'm sure.' (Taken from the Keen FAQ on CC314) Tulip 15:53, 19 January 2010 (GMT)