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Still Life's "Final Experience" (Possibble Spoilers) #118377
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By now a lot have completed Still Life and know that the company "Lombartech" was the manufacturer of the High-tech equipment (and access cards) within the game. Early on in the game I noticed the e-mail address for Lombartech Support. I sent off an e-mail and never got a response BUT it never bounced back. After the game I did a search on the internet and it showed there was a company "Lombartech". I went to the web site and it all looked very strange. A further search showed that Microids owns the site. So the site is faked. There are various clues within the site that show its fake (entertaining to look for). I must admit that I thought that it might lead to a final chapter to the game but I guess it might be wishful thinking. I have a long list of clues that lead me to think this (including the Morse code on the box).

This is the real kicker....
Quote from Microids site.
"The three-part Still Life Extended Reality experience centers around the characters and events leading up to, and after, the launch of the Still Life PC game. Players begin the first part of their online investigation as Still Life’s protagonist, Victoria McPherson, FBI Agent.
The finale of the experiences sees players resume as active participants in the online investigation, letting them fully delve into the depth and complexity of Still Life. They will continue to investigate web-based mysteries, interacting with now familiar characters from the PC game, as well as original NPCs created solely for the web.
Along with Victoria’s computer, players will scour several fictional, but incredibly realistic, websites created exclusively for the game universe. The story evolves through various media vehicles as players follow cleverly hidden hints and clues provided by the alternate reality itself, and the marketing materials surrounding the game."

So is the "final of the experience" up and running? It seems at least some of it is.
Food for thought...

Mordack

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Re: Still Life's "Final Experience" (Possibble Spoilers) #118378
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That's good information. I was worried something like that might happen though. I like adventure games but the whole ARG thing or whatever really isn't my deal. Hopefully someone will solve it all and i can just read about it soon, haha.

Maybe the answers out there though, that'd be cool.

Re: Still Life's "Final Experience" (Possibble Spoilers) #118379
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What's an ARG thing?

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Alternate, or alternative reality gaming or something. I don't know if this is one of those, but it's kind of like the Still life prelude is.

It's like a web-based investigation game. You gotta visit websites that are usually fake, made by the developers. Some real websites with sections that the developers drop clues to. Stuff like that. It's all done from your browser more or less. Splinter cell Chaos theory did one i think, and, Missing: Since January is entirely made up of ARG i think, from what i hear. I'm not sure though.

Re: Still Life's "Final Experience" (Possibble Spoilers) #118381
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A definition of ARG (alternate reality game) is here.

Mordack -- waiting to see what you discover next. praise

Re: Still Life's "Final Experience" (Possibble Spoilers) #118382
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You mean all I've discovered is another game genre? Duh! I was really hoping to tie up some of the games loose ends.
Anyway, all I've got is a bunch of dots with no numbers to connect them.

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Quote:
Originally posted by Becky:
A definition of ARG (alternate reality game) is here.
Thanks Becky and AcaciaStrain

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An alternate reality game is a cross-media game that deliberately blurs the line between the in-game and out-of-game experiences.
Doesn't really appeal to me. I like my games self-contained and not dependent on the vagaries of the internet (and website hackers).

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You mean all I've discovered is another game genre? Duh! I was really hoping to tie up some of the games loose ends.
Anyway, all I've got is a bunch of dots with no numbers to connect them.

lol. I didn't mean to downplay what you found was just trying to describe what it was and i think i totally screwed up the definition anyway.

I'm wicked interested in what you find, too. I might work on it here and there to see if i can get some answers or clues, but i'm really bad at these types of things.

Edit - The liberty OS picture flashes "HELP" in black letters to the bottom left of the statue, and the red letters lighting up in "Factory 2005" text spell out "See through the lies."

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Oh my...wouldn't we all just love more? Yes yes yes!!! laugh I'm hoping for word of another game sequel too!

In the meantime, Mordack, that is some pretty interesting research you got there! I must go check it out! laugh You don't suppose it has anything to do with the "Prelude" on the STill Life website do you? It does say
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All of this is going to happen on Victoria's desktop, through journal entries, news reports and email interaction. Remember: You'll be Victoria's eyes and hands, so you'll be opening her journal every morning, responding to her email and piecing together the clues that will bring a killer to justice.
I've played a bit of this, no graphics so far, but it's kinda interesting.

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Re: Still Life's "Final Experience" (Possibble Spoilers) #118386
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If you read my quote from Microids site above it seems to be in three parts with the prelude being part 1, the game part 2 and I assume this ARG as part three.

Would all of this be to promote Still Life? Does Microids somehow make money on this third part?

Re: Still Life's "Final Experience" (Possibble Spoilers) #118387
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Mordack -- I don't know the answer to your question. Since Ubisoft has acquired Microids, it's something of a mystery to know how much that will effect the ARG.

Another mystery!

Re: Still Life's "Final Experience" (Possibble Spoilers) #118388
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I was under the impression from the Still Life forum that this was supposed to be a triogy of games (Post Mortem,Still Life and a third game, not ARG but an actual followup game, CDrom like the others). Of course with Ubi acquiring Microids who knows???


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Re: Still Life's "Final Experience" (Possibble Spoilers) #118389
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Quote:
Edit - The liberty OS picture flashes "HELP" in black letters to the bottom left of the statue, and the red letters lighting up in "Factory 2005" text spell out "See through the lies."
(There is a Morse code message on the side of the Still Life box...)

EDIT: I decoded it. It says "Silence is golden and patience is a virtue." laugh

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Re: Still Life's "Final Experience" (Possibble Spoilers) #118390
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Infurrrrrrrrriating.

Re: Still Life's "Final Experience" (Possibble Spoilers) #118391
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Have they updated the site with the ARG? It sounds like you found something to play with on the site, Looney and Mordack?

I remember those other interactions from the pre-game promotions. Is there something new there now?

Thanks.

Melanie


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Originally posted by Becky:
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Silence is golden and patience is a virtue
Infurrrrrrrrriating.
A virtue I don't have much of. lol


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Re: Still Life's "Final Experience" (Possibble Spoilers) #118393
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When I've had the chance I've been more or less reading up on ARG itself. I find the genre fascinating. I think it would be something I'd like. I haven't seen any updates on any of the website. I still think someone is(or was) planning something. There's still a lot of clues lying around.

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Re: Still Life's "Final Experience" (Possibble Spoilers) #118394
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Those numbers are in the game. It's in the Red Lantern, part of how to get into the secret room.

I had a fleeting thought, what if UbiSoft sale never happened and it was a hoax to get us *thinking* there wouldn't be any solution to Still Life, so they could surprise us with it? I'm sure that's not the case because UbiSoft is too big a name to do something like that. Still, I like the idea of it. laugh

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I don't remember "1,6,5,4" being part of the secret room combination but then again my memory is short.
I like your "fleeting thought", after all they do make games. Why not play one.

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I hadn't seen that picture on the site before, Mordack.

I didn't remember those particular numbers either, but went and looked at my notes and they were there!
I also have a lousy memory. smile

Melanie


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