Someone Help Me Please – Live Event – Garland, TX

Game: Someone Help Me Please
Type: Live Event
Location: Corner of South Glenbrook and Carroll Drive, Garland, TX
Date: July 28, 2012 at 12 CST
Status: Incomplete

Got an email tip about a live event this upcoming Saturday from

Live Event on 7/28@12CST, part of the SomeoneHelpMePlease ARG. Wearing a mask is encouraged. Meeting with character “Nathan Liebert” and planning an attack on the “Three Frogs” research center. Possible swag, still being determined if we have the supplies for it. Meeting place is the corner of South Glenbrook and Carroll Drive, Garland TX, under ‘Nathan’s Lamp Post’.

If you aren’t going to ARGFest in Toronto this week and are near the Dallas/Fort Worth area, this might be a great opportunity to participate in a live event where it’s not a first come, first served race to find one item desired by hundreds of people.

PS – The text is a cut/paste direct from the email, so it really does say CST instead of CDT – although I’m guessing it probably is just a typo (no one ever gets time zone stuff right).

Further Information: Unfiction thread

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
• 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 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

Centian Games – Flash Mob – Austin, TX

Game: Centian Games
Type: Flash Mob
Location: Farmer’s Market, Austin, TX
Date: February 27, 11am CST
Status: Concluded

Centian Games is having an another Flash Mob for their ARG this weekend, this time at the Farmer’s Market in Austin at 11am.

The announcement on Twitter says that there is more information on Centian Games, but as of this writing I don’t see anything specific about it on the website. So if you are thinking about going, try sending @Centian a message to get the details.

Further Information: Centian Games@CentianUnfiction threadARGN article

Tron – Live Event – Austin, London, New York City

Game: Tron (Flynn Lives)
Type: Live Events
Location: Austin, TX / London, UK / New York City, NY
Date: February 24, 2010
Status: Completed

Third group of cities has been released. We have a twitter update from @avatrix that said he got a phone and a wallet with Tron cards, Flynn Arcade tokens, codes and newspaper articles. Still no word on if there is more than one at each location.

Austin, TXChecked Off
4301 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX 78751

2/24 12:00 PM CST

Your contact is traveling through another dimension… while wearing a Flynn Lives t-shirt.

Password: Dance Pad


London, UKChecked Off
Red 5, Selfridges, Lower Floor
400 Oxford St
London, W1A 2 LR

2/24 6:00 PM GMT

Your contact can’t decide which game to play while wearing a Flynn Lives t-shirt.

Password: Downloadable Content


New York City, NYChecked Off
8 Mott St
NY, NY 10013

2/24 1:00 PM EST

Your contact is defending six cities while wearing a Flynn Lives t-shirt.

Password: Coin Block

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

Centian Games – Flash Mob – Austin, TX

Game: Centian Games
Type: Flash Mob
Location: Highland Mall, Austin, TX
Date: February 20, 2pm CST
Status: Incomplete

Now that the Unofficial ARG Winter Break is over, we can start getting back into the swing of live events for some of the bigger games.

Centian Games is having an Outdoor Games Flash Mob Challenge to help promote their new game. It’s being held Saturday, February 20th at 2pm CST at the Highland Mall in downtown Austin, TX.

Players will meet the games master, Jeremy Koester, at an entrance on the west side of Highland mall. In order for players to be included in play, you must bring a shirt or some outerwear that states “Centian Sent Me”.

Players should come in comfortable athletic type clothing and shoes. These games will be played in the mall, so caution and care for others will be paramount.

Rules will be explained promptly at game start time stated above. Players may always join mid game by contacting a games master.

If you aren’t in the Austin area, you can still earn points in the game by creating your own Flash Mob at your local mall and filming it. Be sure to check the website for the rules if you are setting up your own flash mob.

Further Information: Centian GamesUnfiction threadARGN article

Lego Pod – Dead Drop – Houston, Texas (Pod #3)

Game: Lego Pod
Type: Dead Drop
Location: Baybrook Mall, Houston, Texas
Date: Sometime before December 16, 2009
Status: Concluded

Bradford Rant reported on December 4th that Pod #3 would be landing within the next 12 days in the United States.

Update: The pod is definitely landing in Texas.

Update 2: The pod landed at the Baybrook Mall in Houston around 12pm CST on December 12. It will be there the entire day, so even if you don’t get to claim it, you’ll still be able to see it and write down the Pod ID to enter on the website.

Map as of December 10, 2009

Map as of December 10, 2009

Some tips based on the first drop in Orlando:

  • If you arrive at a pod location, look for the contact person. Since they probably won’t stand out in anyway, look for someone standing near a covered case where the pod will be hidden.
  • When you find the contact person, tell them the number of the pod you seek, e.g. ‘Pod No.3′. The first person to arrive at the pod location and tell the contact the correct pod number will receive the pod. Apparently yelling out the pod number when you’re in the vicinity works well. However, there is a rumor that it goes to the first kid who tells the contact person the pod number, so you might want to bring someone younger with you as backup if you really want it. It’s been confirmed via a YouTube comment that age is not a factor when claiming the pod.

    We believe this confusion relates to the discovery of the second pod, where several very clever people figured out the landing site before the pod arrived and were waiting for it. We can state categorically that ANYONE, adult or child can find a pod first and therefore get to keep it.

  • Be sure to write down the Pod ID. You’ll need to enter it into the website later.
  • It is still very important for others to make their way to the pod location and record the Pod ID. At Orlando they were giving out cards that you could redeem for t-shirts, so even if you don’t get the pod, you won’t necessarily walk away empty handed.

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

Institute for Human Continuity – Dead Drop – Dallas, TX

Game: Institute for Human Continuity
Type: Dead drop
Location: 4411 Lemmon Ave, Ste 105, Dallas, TX (Zeus Comics and Collectibles)
Date: October 28, 2009, 1-3pm
Status: Concluded

We don’t have the exact address for this drop yet, but then again, if you were interested in going, you should have checked out the gas stations yesterday and the day before and you would know what comic book store this is taking place. I expect Charlie Frost to tweet the location at about 1pm CDT, so stay tuned.

Update: So, with 30 minutes to spare (or 15 minutes since Twitter seems to be slow today), Charlie Frost tweeted the next location.

Zeus Comics and Collectibles
4411 Lemmon Ave, Ste 105
Dallas, TX

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Codeword: 2012

Update: Laura E. Hall was kind enough to go to this last minute event and sent in the pictures and files from Zeus Comics.