Mark of the Spider-Man – Dead Drop – Nationwide


Game: Mark of the Spider-Man
Type: Dead Drop
Location: New York City, NY / Boston, MA / Philadelphia, PA / Chicago, IL / Washington, DC / Atlanta, GA / Houston, TX / Dallas, TX / San Francisco, CA / Los Angeles, CA / Seattle, WA
Date: June 21, 2012
Status: Completed

Oscorp Industries has been slowly unraveling the itinerary of Dr. Richard Parker over the past week, and today is the day we can follow in his footsteps through 11 different cities. (He must have one hell of a corporate jet though if he is able to land in Boston at 1:15 and make it to Philly just 15 minutes later.)

At the time of each flight, an ‘In Transit’ message will appear as well as a link to a note that gives instructions on how to pick up whatever it is you are supposed to pick up (apparently an attaché case). When the package has been claimed, the status message will change to ‘Arrived’ and the link will disappear.

  • New York City, NY 12:00pm EDT 47-01 111th St, 11368 / Coat check “Reclamation”
  • Boston, MA 1:15pm EDT 8 St. Mary’s St / 6th Fl, Rm 601 / Front Desk “Regeneration”
  • Philadelphia, PA 1:30pm EDT 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 19103 / Lost & Found “Reconciliation”
  • Chicago, IL 1:00pm CDT 1524 N. Lake Shore Dr, 60610 / Front desk “Project 00″
  • Washington, DC 2:15pm EDT 800 F St NW, 20004 / Lost & Found “Property of Oscorp Industries”
  • Atlanta, GA 2:30pm EDT 980 Ponce De Leon Ave, 30306 / Lost & Found “Animal Dynamics”
  • Houston, TX 2:00pm CDT 5555 Hermann Park Dr, 77030 / Lost & Found “Animalia”
  • Dallas, TX 2:15pm CDT 4100 Cedar Springs Rd, 75219 / Lost & Found “Arthropoda”
  • San Francisco, CA 12:30pm PDT 55 Music Concourse Dr, 94118 / Level 3. In the case “Chelicerata”
  • Los Angeles, CA 12:45pm PDT 700 Exposition Park Dr 90037 / Front Desk “Arachnida”
  • Seattle, WA 1:00pm PDT 5614 22nd Ave NW, 98107 / Information desk “Lingering regrets”

Further Information: Oscorp Industries@MarkofSpiderMan



Legends of Alcatraz – Live Event – Brooklyn


Game: Legends of Alcatraz
Type: Live Event
Location: Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower – 1 Hanson Place, New York, NY 11217
Date: February 17, 2012 at 7:30pm
Status: Complete

Legends of Alcatraz is having another live event tonight (although you would hardly know it as it hasn’t been mentioned by @AlcatrazLegends and I’m fairly certain that the website didn’t always load the Heist information first) – this time on the opposite side of the country at the Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower in Brooklyn.

The adventure continues in Brooklyn
Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower
Friday, Feb 17 7:30pm

1 Hanson Place, New York, NY 11217

  • The event will last approximately 2-3 hours.
  • Parking is not provided.
  • If under the age of 18, you must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Valid ID required.

Exact details to be announced here and on Twitter: @AlcatrazLegends #LegendsofAlcatraz

Hopefully @AlcatrazLegends will provide more exact details soon (like if there is a cap on the number of participants) although it’s entirely possible with the almost extreme lack of promotion of this event that it may not be too crowded. Still, if you can, I’d get there early.

Further Information: LegendsOfAlcatraz.com@AlcatrazLegends



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



The Darkest Puzzle – Dead Drop – NYC


Game: The Darkest Puzzle
Type: Dead Drop
Location: Grand Ferry Park in Brooklyn, NY
Date: dropped August 31, 2011
Status: Concluded

The Darkest Puzzle is a 9/11 conspiracy ARG that has just recently started. It’s newest “puzzle” is a video of a man who appears to be hiding something in some rocks on a waterfront. Players have determined that it is the Grand Ferry Park in Brooklyn, NY. No idea what is there or even why that location was chosen (hopefully the item is waterproof) but presumably it’s important enough to warrant a video of it’s drop on the game’s Facebook page.

Further Information: The Darkest PuzzleThe Darkest Puzzle on Facebook@darkestpuzzle on TwitterUnfiction thread

Thanks to @wikibruce for the heads up.



Flynn Lives (TRON) – Finale Event – NYC / Toronto


Game: Flynn Lives (TRON)
Type: Finale Event
Location: New York City, NY / Toronto, Ontario
Date: December 8, 2010
Status: Completed

The finale event is here, with the first two cities unlocked. It appears as if there will be the same set of instructions for everything.

  • 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.

NYC location: 40.73595, -73.99801 — Claimed

Toronto location: 43.65273, -79.39095 — Claimed

I do think it’s a bit of a shame that only the first person at each location gets a prize. Is it really too much to provide smaller consolation prizes for people who take the time to show up for an event in the middle of a work day?

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



Tron – IMAX Event – New York City, Los Angeles, London, Toronto, Sydney


Game: Tron (Flynn Lives)
Type: IMAX Event
Location: New York City, NY / Los Angeles, CA / London, UK / Toronto, ON / Sydney, Australia
Date: February 27/28, 2010 (Ticket release February 25)
Status: Concluded

One of the rewards for successfully completing the Zero Hour Challenge of February 24th was the unlocking of a new website: Pit Cell.

Pit Cell has information on what is being called an “Exclusive Limited Event” being held at 5 different IMAX Theaters this weekend.

New York
AMC Loews Lincoln Square IMAX – Sat., Feb. 27, 10:00AM EST

Los Angeles
IMAX Theatre at The Bridge – Sat., Feb. 27, 2:30PM PST

London
bfi London IMAX Cinema – Sat., Feb. 27, 1:30PM GMT

Toronto
Scotiabank IMAX Theater – Sat., Feb. 27, 11:00AM EST

Sydney
LG IMAX Theatre – Sun., Feb. 28, 10:00AM EDT

In order to attend one of these events, you must be a registered member of Flynn Lives and sign up for tickets when they become available online today, February 25, 2010 at 4pm EST.

Local times of online ticket release:

New York – 4PM EST
Los Angeles – 1PM PST
London – 9PM GMT
Toronto – 4PM EST
Sydney – 8AM EDT (*2/26)

Current speculation is that this is going to be either a new trailer for Tron Legacy or perhaps an extended scene from the movie. Either way it should be fun if you live in one of the lucky cities and manage to snag a ticket. Make sure you pre-register on Flynn Lives well before the ticket release so that you don’t waste valuable time trying to secure tickets that are sure to go fast.

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



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



Levi’s Go Forth – Dead Drop – NYC (Clue #2)


Game: Levi’s Go Forth
Type: Dead drop
Location: Castle Clinton (Battery Park), NYC
Date: October 10, 2009 12-3pm EDT
Status: Concluded

After the successful retrieval of a postcard from the first Go Forth dead drop, the clue for the second dead drop has been unlocked.

Castle Clinton

October 10, 12pm – 3pm EDT

One player must find the man in the hat near the entrance of Castle Clinton and say the words “I am searching for Leaves of Grass.” He has something for you.

Further information: Levi’s: Go Forth website@GraysonOziasIVGrayson Ozias IV on FacebookUnfiction thread