Yesterday the 250,000 member strong community following
the development of the upcoming modern-day massively multiplayer online game,
The Secret World, uncovered a
conspiracy blog revealing photos and information of monsters sighted in and
around Kingsmouth. Kingsmouth is
a sleepy, seaside town in New England, one of many locations found in
The Secret World.
Monsters of Maine, a blog run by one of the characters featured in The Secret World, is a part of the latest ARG campaign launched by Funcom. The community spent yesterday picking up clues and following leads, eventually uncovering the blog. The ARG is a follow-up to last month’s ARG that had the community hunt for clues to uncover the first location revealed, Kingsmouth.
The conspiracy themed blog features heavily edited screenshots, or ‘photos’, from the game showing some of the monsters that will appear in the game. Gamers will also be able to find bits of information on the blog about what role these monsters will play in the game itself.
Funcom have executed a series of ARG campaigns since first announcing The Secret World, playing on the game’s unique setting of urban legends, conspiracies and myths. Last year over 200,000 gamers from all over the world chose to become members of the secret societies that are playing a vital role in the game itself as well as the community shaping up around it.
For more information on The Secret World, please visit www.darkdaysarecoming.com.