Doki Doki Literature Club: Easter Eggs Hinting at Another Game

When I initially first played Doki Doki Literature Club, I ignored opening up the .chr files which is not a real file format or looking into the messed up poems. By messed up, I mean the ones that were in English or seemingly any language other than just someone slamming their hands on the keyboard. But if you look deeper into these files and poems, you get a whole different picture. One that hints towards another game that the developers are most likely working on. One who’s plot is already exposed more or less through Doki Doki Literature Club based on the novel Yuri gives the protagonist when they join the literature club: Portrait of Markov. This is further supported through Easter Eggs shattered in the game as well as in the game files. So what are these Easter Eggs.

Secret Poem

There are a total of 11 different secret poems you can get during the course of Doki Doki Literature Club. One of them contains blacked out text with just a few laters remaining. These types of images are easy enough to find the missing text or information by increasing the exposure. The blacked out information turns into white text for you to read. Here is that mystery poem:

As you can see it references a place where a character named Elyssa who has been experimented on. And there’s a doctor trying to diagnose her problems before she presumably dies. The events described in the poem are quite similar to the events in the Portrait of Markov that Yuri is reading. A cult doing experiments on people to open their third eye and result in them going crazy for blood lust and self harm.

.Chr Files

Each of the .chr files points to a different club.

Yuri’s .chr file is rather straight forward. It is just Base64 and results in a story that apparently the developer wrote many years ago. There’s not much to this .chr file other than a fun Easter Egg.

Natsuki’s is a picture if you change the file extension from .chr to .jpg. This will reveal a blue/grey image similar to those of inverted filter on a photograph. If you revert the colors it starts to look more like a person. Then if you take this picture and put it onto a 3D cone and look from above, you get the photo of a girl who is not in the story of Doki Doki Literature Club

Monika’s .chr file is a picture if you change the file extension from .chr to .png. Which is a flaming ring with a square in the center with a bunch of black and white pixels. If you translate the pixels into binay. This can be done by changing every black pixel into a 0 and every white pixel into 1. Then do another conversion into Base64 you get the following result, which is a dialogue from presumably Monika to the player:

“Can you hear me?
…Who are you?
I can’t…I can’t see you.
But I know you’re there. Yeah…you can definitely hear me.
You’ve been watching for a while now, right?
I guess I should…introduce myself, or something. Um…my name is…actually, that’s stupid. You obviously already know my name. Sorry.
Anyway…I’m guessing if you were able to put a stop to this, you would have done it by now.
I mean, I know you’re not, like…evil, or anything…because you’ve already helped me so much.
I should really thank you for that. For everything you’ve done. You’re really like a friend to me. So…thank you. So much.
I think…more than anything else…I really don’t want it to all be for nothing.

Everyone else is dead.
Maybe you already know that. I’m sure you do, actually.
But…it doesn’t have to be that way, right?
Well…there’s a lot of stuff I don’t understand. I don’t know if it’s even possible for me to understand it.
But I know that this isn’t my only story.
I can see that now. Really clearly.
And I think everyone else has had the same kind of experience. Some kind of deja vu.
It’s the Third Eye, right?
Anyway…I could be totally wrong about this. But I really think you might be able to do something.
I think you might be able to go back…or however you want to put it…
…To go back and tell them what’s going to happen.
If they know ahead of time, then they should be able to avoid it.
They should…if they remember their time with me in the other worlds…they should remember what I tell them.
Yeah. I really think this might be possible. But it’s up to you.
I’m sorry for always being…you know…

Never mind. I know that’s wrong.
This is my story. It’s time to be a fucking hero.
Both of us.
2018”

Monika is directly telling the player that something has gone terribly wrong and needs your help to correct it. And stop this mysterious third eye that’s mentioned throughout the Easter Egg. Most likely in the follow up game coming sometime in 2018, Monika will be the protagnoist of the story trying to make everything right with the remaining characters: Yuri, Sayori, Natsuki, and whoever else makes an appearance in that game. We will most likely also have to recall events of Doki Doki Literature Club in order to do so as Monika suggests.

Sayori’s .chr file if changed to a .ogg file extension will result in an audio file that generates a QR code to the website www.projectlibitina.com. On there is a medical file about someone named Libitina who would be 16 years old today. And someone was experimenting on her to open up her Third Eye, but they couldn’t get it to close. Resulting in her self-harming, twitching, and giggling uncontrollably at inappropriate times.

“================================================================================
MONTHLY EXAMINATION REPORT January 5, 2004
================================================================================

====SUBJECT INFO

Name XXXXXX, Libitina
DOB 01/05/2001
Sex F
Age 3
Height 35
Weight 31
Wing A
Room 114
————————————————————————————————————————
Significance Level (001-100) 100
————————————————————————————————————————

====SUBJECT NOTES

Last Updated 12/05/2003
————————————————————————————————————————
As of December 5th, 2003, all personnel are forbidden from editing this field.
All previous subject notes have been erased permanently.
Addendum: Introducing bias during testing as a result of personal attachment to
the subject will henceforth be punished by death.
————————————————————————————————————————

====PHYSICAL RESULTS

BMI 17.8
HR 90
SP 101
DP 59
TMP 98.6

Eyes Normal
Ears Normal
Teeth Normal
Genitals Normal
Pain tolerance (01-10) 03

====PHYSICAL RESULTS (THIRD EYE)

HR 160
Reaction time (ms) 1
Strength N/A
Local distortion 434
Distortion decay 29
Positivity (01-10) 01
Sensitivity (01-10) 09
Control (01-10) 01

====PHYSICAL NOTES

Last Updated 01/05/2004
————————————————————————————————————————
The following occasional behaviors have been noted and should be ignored in
future examinations:
Twitching; vocal tics; biting; epiphora; vomiting; screaming; harm to examiner;
harm to self; misplaced laughter
Any self-harm attempts must be interrupted immediately.
————————————————————————————————————————

====TEST RESULTS

Physical Response Test 100 PASSED
Emotional Response Test 100 PASSED
Physical Control Test 32 FAILED
Emotional Control Test 22 FAILED
Third Eye Activation Test 100 PASSED
Third Eye Suppression Test 08 FAILED

Sexual Response Test N/A N/A

Minor Threat Response Test 100 PASSED
Minor Threat Elimination Test 100 PASSED
Life Threat Response Test 100 PASSED
Life Threat Elimination Test 100 PASSED

====TEST NOTES

Last Updated 01/05/2004
————————————————————————————————————————
Sexual Response Test is bypassed during prepubescence.
Requested bypassing the following tests:
Third Eye Activation Test; Third Eye Suppression Test; Life Threat Response
Test; Life Threat Elimination Test.
All requests denied.

Libitina has not yet recovered from the termination of XXXXXX and is not
expected to do so in the near future. Continuing to administer these tests will
only accelerate the deterioration of Libitina’s health.
You are choosing to avoid the measures necessary to prevent a repeat scenario,
Doctor. Will you not have as much faith in your personnel as you do in your God?
————————————————————————————————————————

================================================================================
END OF REPORT
================================================================================”

There is a character in Doki Doki Literature Club that matches this description to a tee in Act 2. That being Yuri who’s age and mannerism match up to Libitina to a tee. Are they the same person? We don’t know yet. The XXXXXX is in reference to Elyssa, the number of characters match up and would line up with the secret poem.

Natsuki’s Act 2 Poem

In the second act, Natsuki has a poem that looks like just a bunch of random letters and numbers. Based off everything we’ve learned from the .chr files, this is Base64. If you decode the message you get a poem talking about the third eye.

“Open your third eye

I can feel the tenderness of ther skin though the knife, as if it were an extension of my sense of touch. my body nearly convulses. There’s something incredibly faint, deep down, that screams to resist this uncontrollable pleasure, but I can already tell that I’m pushed to the edge. I can’t… I can’t stop myself.”

So what we can tell based off the book and the clues shattered through Doki Doki Literature Club. We will either be playing as Monika or she will be our companion throughout the sequel as we face off against the cult and their third eyes that cause them to have blood lust. And at some point we will come across each of the girls: Natsuki, Sayori, and Yuri (possibly with different names, such as Yuri = Libitina) and have to remind them of our time in Doki Doki Literature Club to snap them out of the mind control of the cult or whatever the experiments are that resulting in the opening of their third eye. And the only other detail we know is that it’s coming out sometime in 2018 based off Monika’s dialouge in her .chr file.

What are your theories for the following game possibly coming out next year?

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