Universal Land Sliders (by Prettygreat) [TouchArcade Game of the Year 2015]

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  1. TobiasPak

    TobiasPak Member

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    Time

    I think it has something to do with time and/or dates that the Twitter messages were sent.

    The posts were created at 5 april 7.32PM and 11 april 12.08AM West-European time. I assume that the PrettyGreat office is in the same time zone as Sydney. Which means there is a time difference of 8 hours.

    This will make the following:
    Post 1: 6 April 3.32AM
    Post 2 ("Reversed"? Post): 11 April 8.08PM

    I couldn't figure out what the numbers means. But hopefully it could help some of you guys.

    Good luck!
     
  2. Jabbawingo

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    #1542 Jabbawingo, Apr 14, 2016
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    Luke is in Brisbane which is the same Timezone as Sydney and Melbourne. +10. Here are the tweets with the correct times as posted.

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  3. matteopico

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    I think this is kind of "reversed"... Maybe a sequence of Shakes levels?
    http://i.imgur.com/DgrZFy3.jpg
     
  4. TobiasPak

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  5. Wizard_Mike

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    There's obviously some number we are supposed to get out of all of this.

    The first tweet will give some number with two or more digits. The second tweet will yield the same sequence of digits, only in reverse. The third tweet will be half of the numeric value of the number from the first tweet.

    I just haven't figured out what method we need to extract the numbers. I've tried counting words, letters, etc. to see if that adds up, but that's not it. Knowing Muscat, it wouldn't be that simple anyways. If I get a chance later today, I'll try the numerology method and see if that adds up.
     
  6. TobiasPak

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    Whatsapp

    I found that there were two whatsapp buttons when you want to share a shake. One with normal colors, and one black with orange colors.

    Normally I would just assume it's a bug. But you can never be to sure with PrettyGreat games ;) It could be a clue, or it could be a bug.

    Maybe the "reversed" tweet talks about reverting the colors of your screen. We could try something with that, but I don't see a connection with the other two tweets.
     

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  7. Muscat

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    Hahaha, no that is most certainly some kind of bug on our end :)
     
  8. Jabbawingo

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    are we looking into the right game though Luke? Slide the Shakes?
     
  9. Jabbawingo

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    Another clue...

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  10. TobiasPak

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    Solution Twitter clue

    The answer for the twitter clue was 88 characters. In level 88 of slide the shakes, the green area's show morse code. It spells out the word "archusb". I don't know what it means, but we've got one clue further! :D
     
  11. Jabbawingo

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    This slide the shakes hunt can't be referencing the land sliders hunt could it? Was one of the USB keys hidden under or sround an arch?
     
  12. Jabbawingo

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    Anyone else see this symbol?
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  13. Jabbawingo

    Jabbawingo Active Member

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    Arch USB could refer to a bootable USB version of Arch Linux.

    Is his being investigated at any other forums or just here?
     
  14. TobiasPak

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    Sigil

    I recreated the image, in Photoshop, to make an b/w version. By using google image search, I found out something epic. Apparently this puzzle is part of a much bigger puzzle, involving multiple games. All of these have a symbol like this in it. There is a Reddit forum which discuss this arg. https://www.reddit.com/r/gamedetectives/
     
  15. TobiasPak

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    Arg

    I was wondering, are the "Arch USB" clue and the "eye sigil" clue connected with each other, or are there two separate ARGs? Especially because the LandSliders ARG was a big adventure, I do think (and hope) that you guys at PrettyGreat have something amazing to show us.
     
  16. Jabbawingo

    Jabbawingo Active Member

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    What. What image?
     
  17. Randomiser

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    #1557 Randomiser, May 3, 2016
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    The symbol you found in the corner has been spotted in 11 other games so far. We've been calling it the "eye sigil" as it seems to resemble a hand with an eye on it. In each of the other games we've found, the symbol is accompanied by a puzzle that ultimately gives us a circular puzzle piece. The puzzle pieces fit together to give us a larger image.

    You can see some of our progress so far on this Youtube channel,
    or read about it here, although the reddit thread is somewhat outdated.

    The symbol in this game should also lead us to a piece. But if it means anything (it might not), the sigil in level 88 is backwards from all of its previous appearances.
     
  18. TobiasPak

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    Image

    This is the image I used to find the Eye Sigil ARG.
     

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  19. Jabbawingo

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    #1559 Jabbawingo, May 3, 2016
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    OK, so we are looking for a puzzle piece there somewhere. one of Muscat's twitter clues was "This 2nd tweet also contains a clue, but reversed..."
     
  20. Randomiser

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    I believe that clue was also referring to level 88 like the others. The first tweet was 88 characters long, the second tweet was 52 characters long, or 88 characters away from the 140 limit.

    We are quite stuck figuring out what our clue ARCHUSB could mean.
    One of the Land Sliders usb's in California did appear to be near an arch (behind this sign on the arch to be exact). However, I personally think it would be weird for them to re-use a location, and I don't want to send someone there just because there *might* be something there. We're hoping the clue will be something distinct.

    I've also considered that ARCHUSB is an anagram for something else, but I can't think of anything meaningful.
     

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