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Fun trivia: the idea for Final Fantasy's Mirage Tower was taken from real life.  There actually is a tower full of robots from an extinct but technologically advanced civilization in the middle of a desert outside Squaresoft's offices.
— carlmarksguy, 2014-02-10
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It looks like common depictions of the Tower of Babel and considering it leads to the Sky Castle, it probably is based on it. I'm also suspicious that a robot falling from a castle in the sky was inspired by a such a scene from Miyazaki's Castle in the Sky.
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This picture was basically a send-up of those "Video Game Design Facts!" posts on tumblr, which always strike me as being incredibly smug. Most of my earlier Made Up Facts were meant to be plausible, this one was more giving back the "I know something you don't know, nyeh nyeh" vibe :)
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The problem with some of the ones I've seen is that they either point out things that have been known for years or can be read in the game's Wikipedia article.
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Given that tumblr took over from myspace in the "here's my profile/homepage, it's full of animated .GIFs" department, it's surprising that some users take the time to read game's wiki-s. I guess I'm saying I'm not really holding my breath for tumblr investigative reporting, involving interviews with game developers.
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