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Surgeon Simulator 2

With this brand new sequel the development team learned a lot about crafting a compelling game, but unfortunately they unlearned anything they might have known about correct coloring for medical symbols:

This surgeon has the Swiss Cross on her chest, but she clearly isn’t Swiss. She’s looking way too cheerful for that. Actual Swiss people mostly just gurn.

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General Horse and the Package of Doom

You can’t say that this game exactly breathes polish, and so there’s little surprise the first aid kit is really a pouch of emergency rösti:

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Brutal Doom

Brutal Doom fixes one of the problems in the original Doom, namely the use of the wrong colors on medikits. While Doom on its own ignorantly uses the Red Cross symbol, if you add Brutal Doom to your game, it’s turrned into the correct first aid one:

That makes Brutal Doom not only better than vanilla Doom in every way, but also more accurate than the latest Doom outing, Doom Eternal.

Brutal Doom is available for free at ModDB but requires original Doom WAD files to work.

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Prey

In space, no one can hear you scream, but these fabricators still let you make Swiss chocolate you can stuff your mouth with in case you want to dampen the noise even more:

I wonder what the handle is for. Chocolate isn’t that heavy. Maybe the thing has a built-in cooling system.

Screenshot stolen from The Escapist’s retrospective on Prey. Shame on Arkane Studios, their main offices are only a few kilometers from Switzerland, yet they got this wrong.

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This Pinball Madness technician

This pinball technician is probably from Switzerland, and since he is working abroad in California, USA, he likes to demonstrate his patriotism by wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with the Swiss Cross:

An obviously Swiss technician at Pinball Madness

That way visitors know that if they want the best technician, they should call the Swiss technician.

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YouTube’s “thanks, doc” emoji

It makes sense that the Californians working at Google don’t know better, but since Google also has an R&D center in Zürich, I did expect them to know that this:

does not mean “thanks, doc”, but “I love Switzerland”. Or alternatively, “this organ for use in Switzerland only”.

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Swiss Army ventilators

In these trying times, here’s an example of correctly labeled equipment from a recent press conference:

Two Swiss Army ventilators labeled with the Red Cross and the Swiss Cross

On the top you see the Swiss emblem marking these as Swiss federal/army items, on the bottom the Red Cross marking them as medical equipment in a conflict.

Stay strong and stay inside.

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Ministry of Broadcast

This guy lives in a dystopian society, yet he has a box of Swiss pralinés on his shelf. I call shenanigans.

Screenshot stolen from The Escapist’s review.

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SOMA

With such a medical theme at the heart of this game, you’d almost expect Fractional Games to get the first aid colors right. And they did! Here’s proof:

Congrats! If only all developers were this well-informed.

This is the second Swedish developer to use the correct colors, Easy Trigger Games also got them right in Huntdown.

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GTA V

GTA V not only has some rather incisive satirical writing, the people at Rockstar also got the colors of the first aid kits right:

A correctly colored first-aid kit!

Congratulations are in order. This is one of the very few game developers who know their colors and symbols.