Author Topic: The Alternate Reality Game / Hypercube  (Read 366 times)

Offline Russell

Re: The Alternate Reality Game / Hypercube
« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2019, 08:34:51 PM »
I'm guessing that's the symbol in the white frame....tried overlaying it on the poster but haven't spotted a connection yet.

Offline Dominic1978

Re: The Alternate Reality Game / Hypercube
« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2019, 04:28:36 PM »
This is definitely driving me crazy  ;D


Offline Russell

Re: The Alternate Reality Game / Hypercube
« Reply #17 on: October 08, 2019, 04:59:39 AM »
Just a thought and still no progress, but I'm thinking that the solution like the poster must likely be in two parts. The whole project appears to be bilingual and so I would imagine that the solution to the poster would have to be just the numbers or two sets of words in English and Spanish.

Offline Syncopal

Re: The Alternate Reality Game / Hypercube
« Reply #18 on: October 08, 2019, 09:21:44 AM »
I was thinking the same thing @Russell! Being bi-lingual... it has to either have two solutions... one in Spanish and one in English... or not be reliant on English. My next though process is looking at the spaces in the poster... maybe the negative space forms a picture or something.

@domnic1978 what did you use to make the grid on your pic? can you just fill in the grid spaces that are blank and have no letters?

Also... the fading of the letters makes me think there might be something there as well... like there might be a "bright" key and a "less bright key" and a "faded" key... or something along those lines tying everything together.


Offline Dominic1978

Re: The Alternate Reality Game / Hypercube
« Reply #19 on: October 08, 2019, 09:47:05 AM »
I manually made the grid in Photoshop.

I checked white spaces and letters for QR code, but to no avail, but maybe you guys see something I don't.

Offline Syncopal

Re: The Alternate Reality Game / Hypercube
« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2019, 10:00:42 AM »
That's awesome @Dominic1978! Thank you!

I don't really see anything either though. It's gotta be there somewhere! :)

ETA: I'm also wondering if there is something like a cypher key or something with "Find your way in"... that is mentioned several times and sometimes in is in quotes... thinking maybe we might be overlooking some obvious key? But it would still have to link to somewhere right? I meant here has to be somewhere that accepts the key like a website or something else?
« Last Edit: October 08, 2019, 10:06:41 AM by Syncopal »

Offline Dominic1978

Re: The Alternate Reality Game / Hypercube
« Reply #21 on: October 08, 2019, 10:36:08 AM »
I'm not familiar with Shopify (the platform used), but did find out that it's possible to generate an XML/Atom feed:

https://thealternaterealitygame.com/collections/all.atom

In there, I see that the poster is loaded with a variable. I had already seen it load in different sizes, but maybe "1568628542" has a meaning? It's possible that this number is assigned randomly.

It also mentions a product ID of "1340823633956," which is also probably added at random.

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<td width="200"><img width="200" src="https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2491/8646/products/The_Alternate_Reality_Game_-_Poster.png?v=1568628542" /></td>

Offline Syncopal

Re: The Alternate Reality Game / Hypercube
« Reply #22 on: October 08, 2019, 11:16:05 AM »
Yea... I'm betting that is the ID variable added by shopify. But very interesting none the less!

Offline Russell

Re: The Alternate Reality Game / Hypercube
« Reply #23 on: October 08, 2019, 01:01:15 PM »
I also considered the white space / black space, but considering the area is created from a direct translation of each phrase the probability that you could create an intelligible message from the spaces (inverse or otherwise) without unusual spacing between words seems astronomically low.  Only one character is not spaced correctly as pointed out previously (one of the nines).

Unless the numbers dont mean anything and are the way of changing the spaces in the picture...  sorry rambling lol

Offline Dominic1978

Re: The Alternate Reality Game / Hypercube
« Reply #24 on: October 08, 2019, 03:12:40 PM »
(I’m moving this to Active Games.)

Offline Russell

Re: The Alternate Reality Game / Hypercube
« Reply #25 on: October 10, 2019, 11:34:46 AM »
Also i meant to mention at the time, in the video around 1:09, the autopopulate shows a web address of :

https://thealternaterealitygame.com/password

sadly this doesnt currently point anywhere but may be useful in the future.

Also the images credited in the video are:

https://unsplash.com/photos/aCi8Wt0HhyE
Pavel Nekoranec

https://unsplash.com/photos/dAW17ADBZEM
John Doyle

https://unsplash.com/photos/2x6VHSRVqSA
Francois Hoang

https://unsplash.com/photos/i--IN3cvEjg
Evan Dennis

https://unsplash.com/photos/I378DhssWqU
Luca Colapinto

Perhaps there is another pic to be found related to the game on the unsplash site (or just a good site for pics  ;D)
« Last Edit: October 10, 2019, 11:57:17 AM by Russell »

Offline Dominic1978

Re: The Alternate Reality Game / Hypercube
« Reply #26 on: October 10, 2019, 02:09:24 PM »
My thoughts.

The pics probably need the mention of who made them.
(Forgot how it’s called.)

Maybe the the “password” part has to be replaced with a password?

Offline Syncopal

Re: The Alternate Reality Game / Hypercube
« Reply #27 on: October 11, 2019, 11:10:10 AM »
@Russell Great find on the /password link... totally missed that.

I'm betting that is the way in... we need to solve the poster and add it to the www.alternaterealitygame.com/

I'm thinking if we can solve the "what's in the white frame" and add it tot eh link... maybe?

I've tried so far:

/3693336 (English numbers in order)
/password
/36369699333669 (All numbers in order)

Offline Russell

Re: The Alternate Reality Game / Hypercube
« Reply #28 on: October 15, 2019, 07:34:39 AM »
Good news, I found a portal.

Bad news, it closed behind me and can no longer be used by other investigators.  Apparently there are multiple portal types and mine was a " shortcut".

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Me: Is the logical step to simply ask you for access?

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The Organisation:Technically, you're asking for a clue, not for access; and The Organization cannot give clues privately.

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Me:Good point. May I have access to a portal?

Apparently it amused them as much as it did me that I was the only person to just ask  ;D

Still no further as yet on the poster though.