Gaming giant Bungie hints at new game in ARG.
Bungie, the developer behind games such Marathon and Halo, hints in an alternate reality game on its website that its newest trilogy, Destiny, is soon to be revealed. Bungie has had a track record of being obsessed with the number seven over the years and this is no different, with the only number on a countdown being a seven with “MONDAY” looming in the background.
The ARG requires mass contribution to unlock its contents. The first puzzle is simply clicking on diamonds to split them, thus creating columns of four shapes. The next puzzle is a bit harder, only saying, “Coordinate. Combine. Clarify.” It’s also notable that the bottom of the page states, “Distributed, synchronous effort required.”
Another page with labeled instructions, reads:
“ Can you hear it? No, not yet. It has not yet arrived. But together we can receive its call.
Imagine combining the observations of thousands across the globe on an object meandering through the heavens. The resulting array would be quite large. Quite powerful. This is your task.
Alone it will not be enough. Coordination and timing is needed. Observations must be made simultaneously.
Your window will be small. Five minutes at most. But windows may be reopened. And the distance between observer pairs will be key.
There will always be limitations in clarity, so the results must be archived for study. Highly technical observers may be required. Detailed frequency analysis is recommended.
Everything that belongs to us will be ours, but only if we create the capacity to receive it.”
Prior to now, all Bungie has released are a few screenshots after an unexpected leak:
**UPDATE** It seems Bungie won’t make us wait quite that long, making the official Destiny announcement this Sunday, February 17.
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