Originally posted by CrookSafe
www.imdb.com... .Some one mentioned this earlier. The plot sounds a lot like whats going on in the game.
This is the show I mentioned before, but the more I read about it and the clues we have, I'm not feeling that way any more. First off the show seems
to really emphasize the fact that all forms of energy have disappeared, so unless we're playing a game that is after the series timeline, I sounds
like a different (albeit slightly similar) premise. Although the Super 8 viral took place after the events of the movie, I doubt a TV show ARG would
for the fact that rarely do they know how a show will end, and this would mean setting up characters (young characters) who will grow up into the
characters we're interacting with. It would also potentially spoil major themes to the show if energy hasn't disappeared.
I'm sort of torn right now between believing it's just a game for fun, or it being for a very indie release of something.
The reason I think it could be for fun is that it seems to not be pointing in any direction right now, and generally if it was for a major product
they'd like to be associating the game with the product in the player's minds already, just so even if we stop playing, we'd still be aware of the
product. The reason I don't think it's just a game is because of the #ty way the twitter feed is working. Generally for pure games, twitter plays an
actual role, almost controlled by another person, and isn't just an aggregate of anything people tweet at it (which is pretty much not useful at all,
especially when the mobile site says look for clues there).
The reasons I think it could be an indie product (or smaller release/small company) are pretty much the same reasons. A major studio would want their
product displayed right away, just so people who quit the game in disgust BECAUSE THE KEY WE'RE SUPPOSED TO USE DOESN'T WORK will at least know what
the product was so in months when it finally comes out we go "hey, I remember hearing about that, I think I'll see it". And the reason the twitter
feed is # is because this smaller company doesn't have the staff to dedicate a person to the ARG, the team created an ARG to build hype, but is now
focusing all their efforts on the actual product. The twitter is because, hey, who doesn't have twitter nowadays, right? Odds are they would have
also made an official twitter that day or before to claim the name, so in an imaginary world where we can see all users created during a specific time
period, we could probably see @TapJoint and @OfficialProduct made around the same time.
But I could be totally off base here. I like to apply what I know about business to these sorts of things, but ARGs are popular because they aren't
the advertising people are used to, and they aren't well documented. In fact they do better the more they stray from the pack. This could be for some
huge movie release, and they're playing it close to the vest.
All in all, we've pretty much hit a dead end here, so unless the developers want to actually make use of their twitter feed to drop a hint, or maybe
fix Key Sixteen before Illumination Day (when we're already supposed to have our waveunit, not be trading for it), people's interest is going to