Institute for Human Continuity – Info Drops


Game: Institute for Human Continuity
Type: Info Drop
Location: Greater Metro Areas of Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, Washington DC
Date: October 26 (8am-noon) / Oct. 27 (3-6pm) and October 28 (8am – noon) / Oct. 29 (3-6pm)
Status: Concluded

Okay, here’s the deal. We have two more dead drops based upon the new book tour dates posted at the Farewell Atlantis Facebook page. We know the cities and the dates, but not the actual location. In order to get that, we need at least one person to check out one of the 800+ gas stations during the info drop periods, get the address, and then share it with the group.

It should be noted that Soren Ulfert has totally slacked off on alerting us to when the info drops are occurring. By my calculations, there should be an info drop today, but there has been no mention of it. Soren has also changed the time of the drops the last few times so that there is only a morning session (8a – 12p) instead of an afternoon session as well. Of course, since he hasn’t told us anything lately, this could have changed again. But I have to imagine someone somewhere is in a position where they could just swing by one of the locations without it being too far out of their way.

Update: Soren actually gave a blog update with the dates and times. He’s gone back to the original schedule of 8a-noon two days before the drop and 3-6pm one day before the drop. So to recap:

Information on Dallas dead drop:
October 26: 8a – 12p
October 27: 3p – 6p

Information on Philadelphia dead drop:
October 28: 8a – 12p
October 29: 3p – 6p

Anyone with access to one of the 800+ gas stations can retrieve this information.

So, if you live in one of the 15 metro areas listed above, find a gas station near you from the list, swing by today or tomorrow AND Wednesday or Thursday, grab the info and let me know about it. Easiest thing in the world, right?

Further Information: Soren’s blogCorruption Theory blogCharlie Frost’s Recap of EventsUnfiction thread



Institute for Human Continuity – Dead Drop – Los Angeles


Game: Institute for Human Continuity
Type: Dead drop
Location: 7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA (Meltdown Comics)
Date: October 5, 2009, 1-3pm
Status: Concluded

So the result of the first round of information from Corruption Theory and Soren Ulfert has given us a place, date and time to seemingly get more information

Meltdown Comics & Collectibles
7522 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Monday, October 5, 2009
1-3pm

Codeword: 2012

If this is going to be anything like what Corruption Theory first reported, this is probably just a dead drop to provide a data exchange. CT received a bag with a cell phone that contained his encrypted document, but who knows what will be at this meet.

And remember, CT believes that there may be multiple people on the “guest list” so you shouldn’t have to worry about showing up a little late. Then again, after the large turnout to the Something in the Sea event, you might want to consider going earlier rather than later if you really want something.

Also, don’t forget that there should be a second round of information coming out on the gas station tv screens Monday from 8am-noon and Tuesday from 3-6pm. That should give us another location (I’m guessing another comic store) for a pickup on Wednesday.

Update: We have reports that at least four people went to the location where they met a woman handing out manila envelopes that contained a cellphone, a thumb drive and building plans. The players are supposed to keep the cell phone charged and not use it for personal reasons, so it’s a safe bet that they’ll be getting a call in the future regarding Project Naaczaal.

Further Information: Soren’s blogCorruption Theory blogCharlie Frost’s Recap of EventsUnfiction thread



Frenzied Waters – Dead Drop – Part Three


Game: Frenzied Waters
Type: Dead Drop
Location: Miami, FL – Washington, DC – Detroit, MI – Chicago, IL – Dallas, TX – Philadelphia, PA – Newport Beach, CA – Atlanta, GA – New York City, NY – Boston, MA – San Francisco, CA
Date: Dropped July 20th
Status: Concluded

This is the last set of drops for the Frenzied Waters promotion. You can follow @FrenziedWaters on Twitter to keep track of the status of the drops. They’ve been pretty good at replying if you are on your way out to a drop and want to make sure it’s there. If this is like the previous sets of drops, the capsules will be in some sort of shop near the coordinates.

Thanks to @krystyn for transcribing and posting the coordinates and Google maps links to Unfiction. If she hadn’t posted those, this would post would have been much later as I am still trying to recover from ARGFest this weekend.

July 20th Drops

25 47 47.51, -80 14 50.64 — Miami, FL — Confirmed found

38 54 0.22, -76 59 11.76 — Washington, D.C.

42 23 50.71, -82 55 13.48 — Detroit, MI — Confirmed found

41 56 32.28, -87 39 8.82 — Chicago, IL — Confirmed found

32 47 5.64, -96 48 58.28 — Dallas, TX — Confirmed found

39 56 54.89, -75 9 59.90 — Philadelphia, PA — Confirmed found

33 37 44.33, -117 57 11.45 — Newport Beach, CA — Confirmed found

33 46 17.62, -84 21 9.43 — Atlanta, GA — Confirmed found

40 47 8.66, -73 59 4.09 — New York, NY — (FrenziedWaters keeps saying DC is the only drop left, but they haven’t actually confirmed this pickup.)

42 21 34.27, -71 4 15.13 — Boston, MA — Confirmed found

37 48 26.35, -122 24 57.42 — San Francisco, CA — Confirmed found

Further Information: FrenziedWaters.com@FrenziedWaters



Frenzied Waters – Dead Drop


Game: Frenzied Waters
Type: Dead Drop
Location: Miami, FL – Washington, DC – Detroit, MI – Chicago, IL – Dallas, TX – Philadelphia, PA – Los Angeles, CA – Atlanta, GA – New York City, NY – Boston, MA – San Francisco, CA
Date: Dropped July 7th and July 13th
Status: Complete (first 2 drops)

Frenzied Waters, the new promotional game for Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, has released 11 news capsules into the wild, according to their website at FrenziedWaters.com and their Twitter account @FrenziedWaters. The capsules are believed to hold artifacts from different tragic events regarding sharks.

Update: It seems as if there will be a total of three different drops in these cities. One last week, one today and one next week (July 20th). So the earlier tweets from @FrenziedWaters saying that the capsules in certain cities have been found do not apply to the second group. Wish that had been made clearer. Also wish there was a mute button on the main page. And I still want to know what it wanted me to sign into Facebook for. I authorized it, but all I get is the loading twirl and nothing more.

Note: The Confirmed status on each of these drops is my best guess based upon the tweets from @FrenziedWaters and may or may not be accurate – especially when they start to overlap.

July 7th Drops – Asbury Park, NJ

41° 58’ 1.63”, -87° 41’ 15.79 — Chicago, IL — Confirmed found

42° 21’ 15.01”, -71° 3’ 15.63 — Boston, MA — Confirmed found

39° 55’ 56.83”, -75° 8’ 38.87 — Philadelphia, PA — Confirmed found

38° 55’ 12.15”, -77° 2’ 29.24 — Washington, DC — Confirmed found

25° 47’ 57.00”, -80° 7’ 38.33 — Miami, FL — Confirmed found

32° 49’ 5.76”, -96° 46’ 55.93 — Dallas, TX — Confirmed found

40° 45’ 35.64”, -73° 59’ 39.53 — NYC, NY — Confirmed found

33° 47’ 9.46”, -84° 24’ 16.35 — Atlanta, GA — Confirmed found

42° 29’ 4.25”, -83° 8’ 35.80 — Detroit, MI — Confirmed found

33° 59’ 47.76, -118° 26’ 6.83 — Los Angeles, CA — Confirmed found

37° 46’ 22.32”, -122° 30’ 38.81 – San Francisco, CA — Confirmed found

 

July 13th Drops – Battle of the Coral Sea

25° 43′ 47.32″, -80° 14′ 23.89″ — Miami, FL — Confirmed found

38° 54′ 18.72″, -77° 03′ 55.15″ — Washington, DC — Confirmed found

42° 29′ 23.96″, -83° 08′ 30.05″ — Detroit, MI — Confirmed found

41° 56′ 09.67″, -87° 38′ 51.43″ — Chicago, IL — Confirmed found

32° 48′ 06.91″, -96° 47′ 09.64″ — Dallas, TX — Confirmed found

39° 56′ 19.36″, -75° 09′ 11.38″ — Philadelphia, PA — Confirmed found

34° 08′ 02.04″, -118° 21′ 29.52″ — Los Angeles, CA — Confirmed found

33° 46′ 57.54″, -84° 16′ 24.82″ — Atlanta, GA — Confirmed found

40° 42′ 18.65″, -74° 00 10.66″ — New York City, NY — Confirmed found

42° 22′ 20.82″, -71° 04 44.62″ — Boston, MA — Confirmed found

37° 45′ 34.42″, -122° 25′ 17.40″ — San Francisco, CA — Confirmed found

The hidden capsules should be similar to the one already pictured on Frenzied Water’s Flickr page. Other than that, there has been no specific information on what to expect at these coordinates. The capsules have been located inside businesses. At least two have been inside dive shops, but a third was found within a boutique shop, so they really could be at any business in the area, so make sure you ask around.

Further Information: FrenziedWaters.com@FrenziedWaters



Prototype161 – Live Event – Los Angeles


Game: Prototype161
Type: Live Event
Location: E3 Expo, Los Angeles, CA
Date: June 2-4, 2009
Status: Concluded

Prototype161, an ongoing game that has had several live events in the past year. Their latest event will be taking place at the E3 Expo in Los Angeles, CA according to an email received by Unfiction member church.

Agent,

Prototype161 is satisfied to announce evaluations for new and potential agents in Los Angeles. Using our Interactive Evaluation System and a cell phone, recruits can subject themselves to automated assesment at the following event:
E3 Expo – Los Angeles, California – June 2nd-4th, 2009.

Evaluation materials can be acquired by expo attendees at any time during expo hours. Report to booth 652 in the South Hall to begin. Information about E3 can be found at http://e3insider.com.

Prototype161 urges agents to maintain vigillance and keep an eye on the event calendar for the coming year at www.prototype161.com/events. As always, you may use the Prototype161 Agent Network to collaborate with other agents at www.prototype161.com/login.

Have an adequate summer, and do not fail us.

Prototype161

According to the E3 website, this event is not open to the public, so you’ll already have to be an E3 attendee in order to be able to participate in the Prototype161 assessment.

Further information: Unfiction threadPrototype161 website



Skynet Research – TV Spots – NYC and LA


Game: Skynet Research
Type: TV Spots
Location: WNYW Fox 5 – NYC / KCOP My13 – LA
Date: May 9 & 15 – 2:00 am NYC / May 10 & 16 – 2:00 am LA
Status: Complete

Skynet Research is going to be airing their new infomercial on FOX affiliates later this week. Despite the fact that you can already see it on their Vimeo page, the Resistance site Resist or Be Terminated believes that something new might be hidden in the broadcast versions.

So if you live in NYC or LA, fire up your DVR and record the infomercial and see if there is anything puzzley to be found.

Further Information: Unfiction threadResist or Be Terminated blog

Update: The first two infomercials have aired, and ResistOrBeTerminated.com hacked the feed and broadcast their own version of the infomercial. They plan on hacking the next two broadcasts as well, so there still might be new information to be had.



Xi – Live Event/Contest – NYC & LA


Game: Xi (Playstation Home)
Type: Live Event
Location: NYC, NY and Los Angeles, CA
Date: Contest runs May 4 to May 14, 2009
Status: Contest Entry Closed

Velicorp.com is recruiting new applicants via an aptitude test on its website. After filling answering all the question, you are shown what part of the Velicorp company you would be most ideal for and then given a chance to submit your name for an in-person interview, either in NYC or Los Angeles.

10 players from each city will be randomly selected for an in-person interview, which will be a 20 minute limousine ride. During the ride, the player will be asked questions by an interviewer and filmed for possible inclusion in the Xi game. Or so says the Official Rules.

So if you are in NYC or LA and fancy taking a limo ride and answering some questions, enter the contest and cross your fingers that you’re one of the lucky ones selected. You never know, it could happen.

Thanks to @labfly for originally tweeting.



Intimation – GPS Mission – US, Canada, UK, Germany


Game: Intimation
Type: GPS Mission
Location: Philadelphia, PA / San Diego, CA / Hollywood, CA / Atlanta, GA / Berlin, Germany / Vancouver, BC / Portland, OR / Chicago, IL / Miami, FL / London, UK / Los Angeles, CA / Golden Gate Park, CA / Las Vegas, NV / Toronto, ON / St. Louis, MO
Date: Posted Apr 24, 2009
Status: Incomplete

New sets of GPS Missions have gone up for the Intimation game. So far, only the Central Park mission has been completely successful in gathering all the URLs needed to unlock new game content.

In order to complete GPS missions, you need a phone with an internal GPS device or an external GPS device (Bluetooth “GPS mouse”). Nokia Symbian or Windows Mobile PPC works best. Register at GPS Mobile, download the software onto your phone, and then head out to the mission sites.

Each checkpoint you arrive at reveals a message that has a web address (Checkpoint x/n . http://thewaytheirworldended.com/…’) The address is only shown once, so be ready to copy it down so you won’t forget. Visiting the website unlocks a piece for the game.

Further information: Unfiction thread / #intimation chat on irc.chat-solutions.org

Thanks to @drizjr for the tip.

Update: Hollywood and Los Angeles missions completed by @krystyn. St. Louis completed by Nyst. London completed by DaiMudda.

There is now an easily readable list of which missions are completed and which are not: http://thewaytheirworldended.com/A-WHOLE-BUNCH/



Star Trek – Dead Drop – Paris, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Berlin


Game: Star Trek
Type: Possible Dead Drop
Location: Town halls in Paris, France / Tokyo, Japan / Los Angeles, California / Berlin, Germany
Date: Unknown. Possibly April 25
Status: Incomplete Concluded – Game Finished

Geoff Greatbatch sent a high resolution photo that contained Romulan characters written on a board. When translated into numbers, four sets of coordinates are revealed that point to locations near City Halls:

48.8567,2.3510 – Paris City Hall
35.6895,139.6947 – Tokyo, City hall
34.0522,-118.2404 – LA, City Hall
52.5231,13.4114 – Berlin, City Hall

As to what is going to be at each of these coordinates, or even when people should go look, is unknown at this point in time. It seems to be related to the previous breadcrumbs given by PHPChatUser5, despite the fact that Madrid is not in the list.

Further information: Unfiction threadPatmo.de fourmtrek.tvde.eu#arg chat on irc.tvdw.eu

Update: Not sure if anything ever occurred at the coordinates. However the game is over so nothing will be happening now. I keep hoping for a PM chat to be announced so that we can find out if anything was supposed to happen or not.