SITA: Top 10 Secrets and Stuff You Probably Missed

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1.) If you drop an MP3 file called “amecameca.mp3” in the “game” folder, the band will play that song instead of the lame royalty free one that’s in there now.  The song I would have loved to use there is this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLVWZ6Y9aew I was listening to Deluka while creating the images for the band. In the final version, I plan on invoking this same trick to make the dance music at the club and house party changeable to whatever you want as well.

2.) A lot of people caught the Fringe references in story 4 (the floating letters, the odd graphic during the act break, the “observer” in the background), which I put in there to say “this story is science fiction”.  What no one has mentioned is my homage to The Guild.  Paula = Codex, Tom =  Vork, Indian Kid = Zaboo, white haired woman = Clara. I guess that means Rachel = Tink, and you the player = Bladezz.

3.) You might have finally discovered that the uniform for the waitresses at Drive-N-Dine includes tops when you lead Arch Angel there.  For some fun, go to “options” then “Enter Custom”, then start a new game and enter “80” for first date experience (or any date experience that ends well where you eat at the diner).  Then go to a bad ending before dinner, like “Centerfold”, “Rather Be Reading”, or insist on staying at the bar when Ariane is ready to leave.  You will end up at the Drive-N-Dine by yourself.  While still in “80” ending mode, take Arch Angel to the diner again and see what happens.

qr24. ) There are two real web pages mentioned in the game. One is http://rachelspahr.tumblr.com, the other is much harder, requiring you to color separate the image from the token puzzle. The method suggested by Paula sometimes works too. Or, you can just use the image to the left.

5.) There are two versions of the “Nude Photoshoot”.  To guarantee getting the long version, at dinner discuss “Books” then “Magazines” then “Men’s Magazines”, then ask if she would do nude photos.  This is a path I assume most players avoid, for fear of insulting Rachel, but in fact Rachel likes honesty, and will be honest herself about nude modeling.

6.) In story 2, if you try to ask Ariane out at the gym, she turns you down.  If you met Rebecca in the first date, she says she has a “girls night out” with Rebecca.  Ariane’s date with Rebecca is seen in the background of many pictures. In the picture where Rachel walks towards Heidi’s Salon, you see Ariane driving to the restaurant.  If you choose to meet Stacy, then when you are done cleaning up, you will see Ariane and Rebecca greeting each other with a friendly kiss.  When Rachel dresses like a supermodel and goes to the club, you glance at Rebecca and Ariane standing in line to get in.  If you go to the club while LARPing with Arch Angel, you will see Ariane and Rebecca dancing with each other.

7.) Two other girls you see at the gym, the lead singer from Ameca Meca, and Heidi the hairdresser in Yoga class, have untold stories which will soon be told in upcoming updates.  You and Ariane may meet the lead singer.  Meanwhile, Heidi’s story crosses paths with the conclusion to the cliff hanger “Do you know any gymnasts?” ending that I have not even written yet.

8.) Because they are both sponsored events, many of the people at the Volleyball Tournament show up to the house party.  The wet t-shirt contest consists of the blonde from the “All American Girls”, some random woman, Candy the reporter, and Suki and her Sorority sister team mate.   The blonde and the reporter are the two girls not dancing in the dance scene.  The Dobson Twins volleyball duo are not at the house party, instead they do a burlesque show at the Live Cabaret. Meanwhile, the three girls posing at the house party for t-shirts, were together at the yoga class.  Mr. Smithee, the porn director is at both events, and in the “porn star” Bonnie ending, too. Meanwhile, the “Waitresses”, Wendy and Lexi, are at their respective waitressing jobs on Saturday night.

9.) Last December, I asked for suggestions on Facebook for a fake comic hero name, credit goes to Kurt Howard for first suggesting Arch Angel.  In the game, the fictional comic artist is named John Hernandez, who is in fact a real person and a real comic artist (the only character in the game based on a real person in fact).

10.) The article and pictorial in Beach Magazine is 7 pages long, and broken into pieces. Pages 1 to 3 are viewable at the salon. Pages 3 to 5 are viewable in the “Dinner With a Supermodel” ending. Pages 5 to 7 are viewable in the “Coffee Conversations” ending.  I wrote the silly article and interview with the 3 models. Any resemblance of the two other models to Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Lawrence are purely coincidental.