Work as a forensic investigator, performing real-world investigation on a military-grade conspiracy. Yes, in the real world! The game redefines the way you play. It doesn't run on software. It runs on evidence, on your brain. You start with a SMS message from Mark. From there, you'll replicate his mission, find what he found, live the adventure he lived. You're on your own. You just have your own device. You set your methods, your pace, your tools. A piece of evidence helps you discover a part of the story, leading to more evidence, making you progress. Your challenge is to find the truth. The truth is out there, on the Internet. The Internet is millions of times bigger than a computer game sandbox. Are you up to the challenge? You might find answers in a news story on CNN or the New York Times. Something about a real company or person might help you proceed. The president might be involved. It's so intertwined with reality you'll be left wondering if it didn't really happen.

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0 comments by zorean on Feb 19th, 2014

Following the recent explosion in crypto-currencies led by Bitcoin and Litecoin, we are launching a crowdfunding campaign solely based on crypto-currencies. We are currently accepting around 100 different cryptocoins!

We will also be supporting the same cryptocoins after game launch! If you want to play the game, or make in-game micro-purchases, you'll be able to do it in your favorite cryptocurrency!

Crowdfunding lets you help grow the projects you like. However, crowdfunding sites usually only accept Dollars or Euros. Why not crypto currencies?

If you have some spare cryptocoins and would like to make this project see the light of day, consider donating a small amount of your cryptocoins. In return, you'll get some perks we have prepared for you!

You can donate multiple times and even different cryptocoins into a single account (your email address) and increase your perk rate.

Help us get this project off the ground and fund the birth of a new genre of game! At the same time, promote the use of crypto-currencies.

The Crowdfunding Page

You can read more about our project and the funding campaign on this page:

Current State of Development

Most of the story is written, and many of the game items are created. Many puzzles are either developed or devised. To give you an understandable figure, we think we are 60% done in this project.

We have been working for a year, mostly out of our own money, but we're "running out of fuel". We need help to finish this truly innovative game but costs are higher than anticipated. It deserves to see the light of day. We want to finish it without compromising its envisioned experience and overall quality, without cuts or additional delays.

What We Need

Here is a breakdown of our planned expenses for the rest of the project's period. These figures are approximate. Expenses are shown in Bitcoin (exchange rate as of Feb 19):

Development expenses : 35.4 BTC

This is mainly people-related. The game requires massive research (it's a real-world game, mostly involving true facts, people, places and organizations) and the members doing research normally need to take leaves from their daytime jobs to work on this. We're also hiring people to contribute with creative ideas for the many puzzling evidence items you'll find in the game. We work remotely but regularly join at a physical location.

Licensing : 9.7 BTC

The game uses some media items that need to be licensed. We could avoid this but the game would not be as good.

Professional editing services :
4.8 BTC

Towards the end of the project we'll need to have all of Mark's logs and other narratives reviewed by professional editors for a truly solid result on this front.

Production costs : 9.7 BTC

Many items in the game depict physical objects. These contribute a lot to make this game unique. We need to have these manufactured. You won't touch these objects but will see them through Mark's photos. Some objects are built just for that, to take photos, but this is how we make the game's experience believable.

Web development & hosting :
4.8 BTC

We still need to develop the only web-based portion of the game: OIG FIB's site. We need to have this developed and a dedicated server set up.


Other Ways You Can Help

Besides funding you can promote the use of your favorite cryptocoin, spreading the word about the game at the same time!

We have prepared some banners you can use. On our crowfunding page you can pick a coin and get some banners to use on your your site, blog or social profile!

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zorean Jan 7 2014, 4:49am replied:

Sorry for the late answer. We've been busy :)

The game has been revamped but release date has slipped. Our estimate is March. This time for real.

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quintenkock Jun 27 2013, 8:58am says:

Can't wait until it's finished...

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Othersider Jun 27 2013, 8:07am says:

Very interesting concept, I don't know of any other ARGs that delve this deep (but maybe that's just my lack of ARG knowledge). Definitely tracking.

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Doc-S Jun 22 2013, 9:30am says:

This will make a great project for my university cyber investigation class.

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kalookapoo Jun 13 2013, 8:49am says:

This looks... amazing.

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