MANILA, Philippines – Undoubtedly, the Clash of Clans is one of the most played game in the era of smartphones, and with that popularity comes doubt; that allegedly, the game hides demonic signs and symbols.
Launched in 2012, Clash of Clans is a freemium mobile MMO strategy video game developed and published by Supercell; a video game company based in Helsinki, Finland.
The rumors against Clash of Clans started in September of 2014 when a junior member of the forum for Supercell’s website using a name BrunoNexoBrazil posted images allegedly showing the alleged demonic symbols in the game.
“Have you noticed some strange designs on the base? Yes, they exist. Several players have found by yourself(sic) and were amazed,” BrunoNexoBrazil posted as caption to the pictures.
The junior member also said that the images “ensure that the supercell has a pact with the devil”; the reason why the game makes someone “increasingly addicted” creating the tendency “to forget the world and family.”
Netizens who believe that Clash of Clans is a work of the devil said the mysterious image was the Baphomet.
Baphomet is an idol or other deity that the Knights Templar were accused of worshiping, and that subsequently was incorporated into disparate occult and mystical traditions. It is a pagan idol in trial transcripts of the Inquisition of the Knights Templar in the early 14th century.
Netizens are on a heated debate whether to believe the supposed theory or not.
One member of the forum who doesn’t believe on the theory said, “It’s scientifically recognized that the human brain will attempt to find faces in all kinds of patterns and designs. Visual matrixing or something like that. You may be reading too much into this there.”
Another forum member, “People have frequently posted that they see the images in the grass. I don’t. The pattern of lighter squares and darker squares is a traditional way of showing mowed grass. They could have shown lines -but that would make it harder to plan your base which relies on dimensions of squares.”
Others who believe show concern about the game being more popular; as one was quoted saying, “I’ am very Christian and it saddened me. I believe these things.”