PIPE IS LIFE
Behind the scenes
This note and its related random encounter were created by level designer Zachary Wilson, who described it as "some nonsense [he] made at 8PM on a Wednesday at the end of the project when no one was looking," yet also called it his most successful contribution to gaming. Originally, "PIPE IS LIFE" was jokingly written in text so small it could barely be read, though this was changed for the final release.
- Zachary Wilson on Twitter: "You slave away for two decades, honing your craft and obsessing over every detail only to find that your most successful contribution to the art form is some nonsense you made at 8PM on a wednesday at the end of the project when no one was looking:"
- BGS_Steve on Bethesda Game Studios' official Discord