Love Letters to the Future – Info Drop – Worldwide


Game: Love Letters to the Future
Type: Info Drop
Location: Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Washington DC, Buenos Aires, Cork, Toronto, Kinderdijk, Beijing, Cankurtaran, Sao Paulo
Date: Placed before December 10, 2009
Status: Concluded

Maya, from 100 years in the future, seems to have found some friends in our time to leave a series of symbols scattered around the globe. Based on the one report so far, this will lead to a phone number for you to call that will play another message to us from Maya. The message should in turn provide a clue that will unlock one of six parts of the final video on Love Letters to the Future (keyword: Maya2109).

Part 1: Stockholm & Buenos Aires – UNLOCKED
Part 2: Hong Kong & Cork – UNLOCKED
Part 3: Mumbai & Toronto
Part 4: Amsterdam & Sao Paulo
Part 5: Washington, DC & Cankurtaran
Part 6: Copenhagen, Kinderdijk, & Beijing

Based upon the wording of the clues, most of these locations will have something for you to find in real life. However, for Kinderdijk, Beijing, Cankurtaran, and Sao Paulo, it appears that you will need an Android phone with the Layar application in order to see the clue.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands: 52° 22′ 20.64″ N 4° 52′ 33.54″ E
I have found a different method. I think this is more secure. Harder for them to notice. You’ll need to leave your screen and find me outside. Look out on the wall, in the back ‘Garden’ at the Cafe of Sound. Look for my mark, friends have placed it there.

Copenhagen, Denmark: 55° 39′ 41.73″ N 12° 33′ 59.23″ E
I have found a different method. I think this is more secure. Harder for them to notice. You’ll need to leave your screen and find me outside. On the Bridge for New Bikes. Look to your feet. Look for my mark, friends have placed it there.

Stockholm, Sweden: 59°19’6.98″ N 18° 4’25.59″ E
I have found a different method. I think this is more secure. Harder for them to notice. You’ll need to leave your screen and find me outside. Take the Elevator Katarina uptop. Under where the bridge meets the mountain, look on the wall. Look for my mark, friends have placed it there.

Mumbai, India: 19° 1′ 43.14″ N 72° 50′ 48.48″ E
I have found a different method. I think this is more secure. Harder for them to notice. You’ll need to leave your screen and find me outside. To the railway station: Matunga Road. Look on the wall outside. Look for my mark, friends have placed it there.

Hong Kong, China: 22° 16′ 59.40″ N 114° 9′ 10.32″ E
I have found a different method. I think this is more secure. Harder for them to notice. You’ll need to leave your screen and find me outside on the ground beneath your feet. I wish we could have met for a drink at Pub 7.1. Look for my mark, friends have placed it there.

Washington, DC: 38° 55′ 14.163″ N 77° 2′ 29.9832″ W
I have found a different method. I think this is more secure. Harder for them to notice. You’ll need to leave your screen and find me outside. I wish we could have met for a drink, maybe at the Pharmacy. Look to the ground for my mark, friends have placed it there.

Buenos Aires, Argentina: 34° 36′ 23.7492″ S 58° 27′ 41.5254″ W
I have found a different method. I think this is more secure. Harder for them to notice. You’ll need to leave your screen and find me outside. Look on the wall where it curves around the great tree at the intersection. Look for my mark, friends have placed it there.

Cork, Ireland: 51° 54′ 9.99″ N, 8° 28′ 34.73″ E
I have found a different method. I think this is more secure. Harder for them to notice. You’ll need to leave your screen and find me outside. Go to the Firkin Crane and look to your feet. Look for my mark, friends have placed it there.
[Note: The coordinates as printed are located in Verl, Germany, however the Firkin Crane is located in Cork, Ireland. If the longitude is West instead of East however, you do get a location in Cork, Ireland.]

Toronto, Canada: +43° 39′ 13.90″, -79° 24′ 6.34″
I have found a different method. I think this is more secure. Harder for them to notice. You’ll need to leave your screen and find me outside. In the park with the Belle View. Look for my mark, friends have placed it there.

Kinderdijk, The Netherlands: 51°53′N 4°38′E
I have found a different method. I think this is more secure. Harder for them to notice. You’ll need to leave your screen for a slightly smaller, more mobile Andriod one and find me outside. On a Layar with my name near the mills of Kinderdijk. Look for my mark, I have placed it there.

Beijing, China: 39° 52′ 56.07″ N 116° 24′ 23.29″ E
I have found a different method. I think this is more secure. Harder for them to notice. You’ll need to leave your screen for a slightly smaller, more mobile Andriod one and find me outside. On a Layar with my name near the Temple of Heaven. Look for my mark, I have placed it there.

Cankurtaran, Turkey: 41° 0′ 27.95″ N 28° 58′ 42.68″ E
I have found a different method. I think this is more secure. Harder for them to notice. You’ll need to leave your screen for a slightly smaller, more mobile Andriod one and find me outside. On a Layar with my name near the Blue Mosque look for my mark, I have placed it there.

Sao Paulo, Brazil: 23° 35′ 5.01″ S 46° 39′ 17.1″ W
I have found a different method. I think this is more secure. Harder for them to notice. You’ll need to leave your screen for a slightly smaller, more mobile Andriod one and find me outside. On a Layar near with my name near the Obelisk. Look for my mark, I have placed it there.

Further Information: Love Letters to the Future BlogUnfiction thread



Something in the Sea – Live Event


Game: Something in the Sea
Type: Live Event
Location: Australia / Germany / Italy / Netherlands / France / England / Spain / Long Island / Vancouver / Santa Monica
Date: August 8, 2009
Status: Concluded

Something in the Sea, the campaign for BioShock2, wants everyone to go to one of 10 beaches around the world this Saturday morning. Two memos and a map have appeared on SomethingInTheSea.com that tell when and where something will be happening this Saturday.

As far as I can determine, these are the coordinates – in the order of sunrise on August 8th. According to what I have learned, the tides may carry in valuable information at approx. sunrise at these times.

6:41 AM Bondi Beach (Sydney, Australia) 33° 53′S 151° 16′E
5:43 AM Travemunde (Baltic Beach – Lubeck, Germany) 53° 57′N 10° 52′E
6:03 AM Rimini Beach (Italy) 44° 4′N 12° 34′E
6:15 AM Scheveningen Beach (The Hague, Netherlands) 52° 7′N 4° 17′E
6:28 AM Bay of Angels (Nice, France) 43° 41′N 7° 15′E
5:37 AM Brighton Beach (England) 50° 49′N 0° 8′W
6:54 AM Barceloneta Beach (Spain) 41° 22′N 2° 11′E
5:58 AM Jones Beach (New York, U.S.) 40° 35′N 73° 30′W
5:55 AM Kitsilano Beach (Vancouver, Can.) 49° 16′N 123° 9′W
6:11 AM Santa Monica (California, U.S.) 34° 0′N 118° 29′W

The buzz in the Unfiction forums seems to be that there will be swag to be had at the locations, along with possible character meets, so you should have a pretty good time if you go, despite it occurring way to early in the morning. If you can, take pictures and/or video of what happens so that the people who are unable to go can live vicariously through you. And if you’re attending the Jones Beach event, say hi to my friend Siege (if he goes, that is).

Further Information: SomethingInTheSea.comUnfiction thread

Thanks to Limer in IRC for telling me about this event.