Can you bee-lieve it?

Bee Caused Mayhem During Skyrim’s Iconic Introduction

A bee apparently caused utter mayhem during the Skyrim iconic introduction sequence. As shared in a story by a former Bethesda developer.

“Hey, you. You’re finally awake,” is the famous line that Skyrim fans know and love. However, there is more to this iconic scene than we first thought.

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Video game development is never a straightforward process and long before a game is even released, developers can encounter all sorts of random bugs and glitches. Especially when it concerns a Bethesda game, am I right?


During the opening sequence of Skyrim, players awaken being transported in a cart. It is here that we first meet Ralof, who greets us with that famous line. It quickly becomes apparent that the player is a prisoner on a one-way trip to being executed. Thankfully, the mighty Alduin dragon swoops in to save our bacon before we escape and run for the hills.

Nearly 10 years later, the former Bethesda developer of 14 years has shared quite a humorous story of an in-game bee that caused utter mayhem during the development of Skyrim.

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So, I have a story about the Skyrim Intro and how hard game development is” opened Nate Purkeypile in a series of tweets.


Oh, bee-have!

Something was telling that cart to just f*** right off and to get off that road. The thing is it wasn’t happening every time. Nobody knew what was going on at first,” continued Purkeypile.

Then it was discovered that the in-game bee was causing all the chaos. Talk about being random!

A bee-fitting story

Purkeypile ends his entertaining tale by plugging his indie game that he is currently working on, under his very own studio “Purkey Games.


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