Jewish characters in the popular video game Spider-Man on PlayStation 4 keep Shabbat, a programmer at its creator Insomniac has disclosed.“This feels like the right time to mention an Easter egg that everyone's passed over so far: these guys don't work on Saturdays!,” Elan Ruskin wrote on Twitter on Friday, including also an image from the game that features Spider-Man and two Orthodox looking men.
In the game and software industry, an Easter egg refers to a surprising hidden feature or an inside joke or message. Spider-Man on PS4 features many, Easter eggs, including a failed marriage proposal.However, up until now, apparently no user had realized that on Saturdays the kippah-wearing characters present in the game that is set in the streets of New York every other day would disappear.“Wait how can you tell if it’s Saturday in-game?,” asked a user.“Real-life Saturday. It checks the clock on your PS4,” Ruskin explained.This feels like the right time to mention an Easter egg that everyone's passed over so far: these guys don't work on Saturdays! pic.twitter.com/kJydFBG4DG— Elan Ruskin (@despair) April 19, 2019