really loved it, the atmosphere is just spot-on. I didn't know anything about the movie connection (intro was black) but still i thought to myself while playing this would fit in really well with it. Than i got the third object and everything was clear(i haven't seen it in ages so i forgot about the vehicle at the starting point, i thought it was a robot) Is there any thought behind the 3 objects?
With the first object near the starting point you can cheat by jump-climbing the mountain.
i keep forgetting to fix that glitch, thanks for reminding me.the pen is in the beginning of the film floating in the shuttlecraft before the flight attendant grabs it (while heywood floyd is on his way to the docking station to go to the moon)
the chess piece doesn't exist in the movie but it's a nod to the scene where hal plays chess with astronaut poole.
the suitcase looking object on the top of the mountain is the case that houses the 'broken' ae-35 unit that hal mistakenly reports as broken.
the game isn't really connected to the movie or isn't any explanation or anything, it was merely a nod to one of my favorite films. call it a love letter i guess
edit: and the 2061 isn't another nod to 2001, it's a reference to Betelgeuse's harvard revised reference number in the Bright Star Catalogue