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 – Miami, FL


Game: Institute for Human Continuity
Type: Dead drop
Location: 12540 SW 120th St, Miami, FL (Outland Station 1)
Date: October 26, 2009, 1-3pm
Status: Concluded (Failed!)

Sorry for such a short notice, but it doesn’t appear that anyone checked out any of the gas station info drops for the address this weekend. We didn’t get the information until @CharlieFrost tweeted it right before 1pm.

If you would like to avoid this problem in the future, please get someone in one of the covered areas to check out the information. That means going out today and tomorrow for the next drop on Wednesday.

Outland Station 1
12540 SW 120th St.
Miami, FL

Monday, October 26, 2009
1-3pm

Codeword: 2012

Update: As far as I can tell, no one went to the Miami drop. I don’t know if it was because no one got the address from the gas stations beforehand and then didn’t see Charlie Frost’s tweet about the location, or if there is no one in Miami playing ARGs. Regardless, we don’t have the information and now have to wait a few days for Corruption Theory to get it to us (if he can).

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



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/