Test Subjects Needed / Human Preservation Project- Dead Drops – Nationwide

Game: Test Subjects Needed / Mission Ice Fly / Human Preservation Project
Type: Dead Drop
Location: Austin, Minneapolis, Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta, Washington DC, Boston, NYC, Philadelphia, Tampa, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Denver, Dallas
Date: November 17, 2011, 12:00 PM EST
Status: Concluded

The Human Preservation Project is having yet another round of dead drops for individuals lucky enough to have the day off on Thursday, November 17th. The countdown page is promising that this is the HPP’s biggest expedition yet, so maybe it will be more than first come, first served (but I wouldn’t hold my breath on that).

Although the countdown page doesn’t list the “rules” that were given out on previous missions, it probably wouldn’t be a bad idea to follow them in order to maximize your chances at getting one of the last remaining ice flies.

• Sign up at SurvivalCode.com
• Bring a mobile phone with you that can receive text messages.
• Be prepared for only one package available per location (first come, first served)

There’s a coordination thread over at Unfiction where if you want to plan your strategy (or just check out the competition).

Further Information: SurvivalCode.comMission Ice FlyUnfiction thread

Test Subjects Needed – Dead Drop – Nationwide

Game: Test Subjects Needed / Mission Ice Fly
Type: Dead Drop
Location: Los Angeles, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Portland, Dallas, Washington DC, Nashville, Chicago, Denver, Orlando, Seattle, Boston, New York, San Francisco, Atlanta
Date: June 30, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT
Status: Concluded

Test Subjects Needed has updated their Mission Ice Fly website to hint that there will be some kind of dead drop happening in several cities this Thursday.

ATTENTION TEST SUBJECTS: Starting at 00:00:00:00:000 we will need one volunteer in each of the listed locations to follow a signal.

• Bring a mobile phone with you (standard text messaging rates apply)
• You will need to use your online user name from TestSubjectsNeeded.com during the mission (register here in advance)
• Only one package available per location (first come, first served)

They’ve already begun coordinating on the Unfiction forums, so if you’re interested in trying to be the one lucky individual who gets to participate in your city, make sure to register at Test Subjects Needed and make yourself known on the forums.

Further Information: Test Subjects NeededMission Ice FlyUnfiction thread

Flynn Lives (TRON) – Finale Event – Chicago / Houston

Game: Flynn Lives (TRON)
Type: Finale Event
Location: Chicago, IL / Houston, TX
Date: December 8, 2010
Status: Incomplete

Chicago: 41.88183, -87.63890 (433-499 W Madison St) — Claimed

Houston: 29.75324, -95.39242 (1103 W Gray St) — Claimed

The instructions:

  • Get to the above location immediately, and bring a phone that can send and receive calls (does not have to be a Flynn Lives phone).
  • Find the TRON sticker and call the phone number printed on its face.
  • Stay at the location and wait for further instructions – Flynn Lives will let you know when the mission is complete.
  • Only the first person to find and call the phone number will unlock the drop and get the final meet-up instructions.
  • Be diligent. Stay safe. And good luck.

Further Information: Flynn LivesUnfiction fourmTron WikiARGNMovie Viral

Flynn Lives (TRON) – Finale Event – LA / New York / Chicago / SF / + ???

Game: Flynn Lives (TRON)
Type: Finale Event
Location: Los Angeles, CA / New York City, NY / Chicago, IL / San Francisco, CA / + 12 other cities
Date: December 8, 2010 / 11 am EST
Status: Incomplete

The finale of Flynn Lives is upon us. After solving the final puzzle, players were eventually taken to a countdown page with a copy of a flyer of Kevin Flynn’s book tour in 1988. It is believed that the clues to Flynn’s disappearance can be found in the cities he visited just before he vanished.

We need to summon our resources for one last push. Flynn was on to something; he was growing more paranoid by the hour during his final book tour. If we retrace his steps, maybe we can finally learn the truth.

We need an operative on the ground in every city that Flynn visited. There is more important evidence there, and we’re tracking down every shred of it.

While the countdown page says to check back for exact times and locations, with a little less than 2 days to go, there is still no new information. It’s entirely possible that the countdown is simply for the release of the information and that the finale events will happen hours (or maybe even days) later. But that hasn’t stopped people from planning out their strategy in numerous threads on the Unfiction forum. If you’re interested in trying to participate, you might want to check to see if there is going to be anyone else in your area, and definitely keep refreshing the Digital Pulse countdown page” for any new information that is released.

Further Information: Flynn LivesUnfiction fourmTron WikiARGNMovie Viral

Garrison Medill – Dead Drop – Chicago, IL

Game: Garrison Medill
Type: Dead Drop
Location: 2725 North Clark, Chicago, IL
Date: Saturday, November 13, 12-3pm CST
Status: Concluded

A QR encoded memo from CNB Labs has been uncovered and it hints at a time travel device showing up tomorrow in Chicago.

You have been selected for the fantastic opportunity of being on of the first humans to experience our breakthrough technology. In preparation for this project, we have implanted a personal device that, when placed in contact with the signal of the relay, will allow you safe passage to your destination. If the chronolonium floats in the center, the device should function properly. Hold the device in your dominant hand, and your nanobionic implant will interact with the device, causing the floating piece to spin. At this time, brace yourself. Travel can be taxing on the body.

WARNING: Do not move your relay more than twenty yards from its placement spot. Displacement of the relay can cause spacetime instability, and will revert you to your origin. For obvious reasons, this could place project GM-0553213512 in jeopardy.

For more information concerning use of the device, consult the guidebook for project GM-0553213512.

Your first step is to apprehend Blake. Go to 00110010001101110011001000110101 [2725] North Clark. The device will appear at that site between 12:00:00p.m. and 3:00:00p.m. (UTC -6 hours), 13 November, 2010. It will be hidden amidst other cubes. You have only a short window of time before the device relocates along its circuit.

It will be interesting to see what kind of time travel device shows up at the location. I’m guessing it won’t be usable by those that don’t have the nanobionic implants, but maybe you can ‘borrow’ someone who has the implants and see if you can hitch a ride with them. Or at the very least you can take pictures of the device and then try to reverse engineer it. They do it all the time on sci-fi shows so it can’t be that hard to do.

Further Information: Medill for MayorBig Resistance ForumsCNB LabsUnfiction thread

Tron – Live Event – Chicago, Orlando, Paris

Game: Tron (Flynn Lives)
Type: Live Events
Location: Chicago, IL / Orlando, FL / Paris, France
Date: February 24, 2010
Status: Concluded

Well the countdown on Flynn Lives hit zero and allowed us to access a new page where they have a list of cities and a place for 66 Operatives to enter codes. Unfortunately, at Zero Hour, only 3 cities had information posted, so if you’re not in Chicago, Orlando or Paris, you’re going to have to keep checking back at the website and hope that you don’t miss the window for your city. Of course, you might be able to game the system a bit by checking to see where the best arcades are in your city and staking them out until the passwords are released.

Update: The Cities have been slowly checked off on the Zero Hour page. I have heard no information about if late comers will still be able to do anything there, so please be aware if you are traveling out of your way to check these sites out.

Chicago, ILChecked Off
Union Station
210 S Canal St
Chicago, IL 60606

2/24 10:00 AM CST

You have entered the Challenging Stage, find the gamer in the Flynn Lives t-shirt

Password: Easter Egg


Orlando, FLChecked Off
Family Fun Center
4825 S Florida Ave
Lakeland, FL 33813

2/24 11:00 AM EST

Turn on your thrusters and hurry toward your contact, who’s wearing a Flynn Lives t-shirt

Password: Select Start


Paris, FranceChecked Off
La Tete Dans Les Nuages
5 Boulevard des Italiens
75002 Paris, France

Your contact is operating a former bird-appendage fighter while wearing a Flynn Lives t-shirt.

Password: God Mode

Further Information: Flynn LivesUnfiction threadTron WikiARGNMovie Viral

Tron – Worldwide

Game: Tron (Flynn Lives)
Type: Possible Live Event
Location: Sydney, Australia / Denver, CO / Madrid, Spain / Paris, France / Boston, MA / Washington, DC / Orlando, FL / Atlanta, GA / Raleigh, NC / San Diego, CA / New York City, NY / Philadelphia, PA / Toronto, Ontario / Austin, TX / Minneapolis, MN / Nashville, TN / Chicago, IL / Salt Lake City, UT / Los Angeles, CA / San Francisco, CA / Portland, OR / Seattle, WA / Las Vegas, NV / Phoenix, AZ / London, England
Date: Possibly February 24, 2010 at 11am EST
Status: Concluded

Over on the Flynn Lives website, there is a countdown that will hit zero on February 24th at 11am EST. Below the countdown there is a slowly revealing list of city names. Current speculation is that things will be happening in those cities when the countdown hits zero, but it’s far too early to tell at this point in time. If you live in or near one of those cities, keep the countdown page or back here for updates within the next 5 days.


Update: So the image has completely resolved and all of the cities have been revealed. The original list posted was pretty close to what it finished up to be (the two switches were Detroit -> Denver and Indianapolis -> Minneapolis). We still don’t know what is going to be going on in those cities or exactly where things will be happening, but hopefully an update is on its way so those people who are contemplating taking off work will know if they should or not.

Further Information: Flynn LivesUnfiction threadTron WikiARGNMovie Viral

Lego Pod – Dead Drop – Chicago, IL (Pod #4)

Game: Lego Pod
Type: Dead Drop
Location: Chicago, IL
Date: December 18, 2009 “In the afternoon”
Status: Concluded

The Bradford Rant Institute must be getting better at decoding the Pod landing coordinates, since their first update on Pod #4 is a smaller area than the previous pods have been. They say it will be landing in the Chicago area “very soon”.

The recovery for the Houston pod seemed to be smoother than the Orlando recovery since I haven’t heard any negative reports. Of course, I haven’t heard any reports at all, so maybe “no news is good news” is an utter lie. However, since the landing location wasn’t narrowed down until the very last minute, there shouldn’t have been a ton of people just waiting for the exact moment to claim the prize. It does appear that the landing location was first announced on the main page of B.R.I.C.K. rather than via the Map page or the Twitter, so keep that in mind if F5 is your best friend.

Map as of December 14, 2009

Map as of December 14, 2009

The pod landed at the LEGO store at 520 North Michigan Ave, Chicago.

There’s also been a report by lindavz, who runs one of the LEGO forums, that those who show up to the Pod site will be eligible for early testing of LEGO Universe if they provide an email address to the LEGO contact person. And don’t forget, you can also get a free tshirt for showing up as well, so if you’re in the area it might be worth it to make the trip (even if you don’t win the pod).

Further Information: Bradford Rant Institute@bradfordrant#legopodFriends of Bradford RantUnfiction thread

Levi’s Go Forth – Dead Drop – Chicago, IL (Clue #5)

Game: Levi’s Go Forth
Type: Dead drop
Location: Palmer House Hotel, 17 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL
Date: October 21, 2009 5-8pm CDT
Status: Concluded

This drop requires that you bring a friend along. Hopefully you won’t end up in a fight over who gets the reward for being first.

Palmer House Hotel

October 21, 5-8pm CDT

You must arrive with a guest and hand the desk clerk the concierge desk a note with “G.O. IV” written on it.

Update: The GameTeam added a note in the Go Forth forums Wednesday morning with a new set of instructions for this drop.


Further information: Levi’s: Go Forth website@GraysonOziasIVGrayson Ozias IV on FacebookUnfiction threadGo Forth WikiWhere is the Man in the Hat?