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Two game developers just got engaged through Destiny

Bungie created custom items and an emote for a marriage proposal

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Bungie recently — and quietly, it seems — made it possible to ask for your beloved’s hand in marriage in Destiny. Two game developers just got engaged through the game, thanks to a pair of custom items and a new emote.

The two people in question are game developers Adriel “MsMinotaur” Wallick, who organizes the annual Train Jam, and Rami Ismail, better known as one half of the game developer Vlambeer (Nuclear Throne, Ridiculous Fishing).

According to a series of tweets from Ismail, the two fired up Destiny today for a little cooperative gameplay. A surprise was waiting for Ismail at the Tower’s Postmaster: a proposal of marriage, a message known as “A Letter from Adriel.”

And since it wouldn’t be a proper marriage proposal without a ring, Wallick got Ismail one of those too: an artifact called the Ring of Eternity, “for Guardians who have found their perfect match.”

And since a mission of this importance in Destiny couldn’t be accomplished without the proper emote, apparently Bungie made one of those as well. Here’s Wallick’s Guardian on bended knee, doing some matchmaking with Ismail’s.

This carefully planned event, clearly done with Bungie’s buy-in, hit a major speedbump along the way. Thanks to a widespread and still ongoing internet outage, Wallick and Ismail almost didn’t get into Destiny today. Here’s the scene from earlier today, prior to Ismail discovering the proposal.

Fortunately for Wallick, that downtime didn’t delay the proposal too long.

We’ve reached out to Bungie to see if the developer will offer some additional details on the behind-the-scenes process of sneaking Wallick’s proposal into Destiny and will update with its response.

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