20There Really Was a Bandersnatch Game in 1984

Anybody who has already seen "Bandersnatch" knows the episode is so totally meta. It’s not only self-referential to the series, but turns the audience into a central character, and even drags in real-life events into the storyline in cryptic ways. In 1984, a video game company called Imagine Software was

working on a game that was supposed to be so amazing, consumers would need extra hardware just to run it. And yes - it was called Bandersnatch

Ultimately, the company folded before the game could be released. The date of their demise? July 9th, 1984, the same day we meet protagonist Stefan Butler in the "Bandersnatch" episode. In all likelihood, series creator Charlie Booker knew about all this, so it’s no coincidence.

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