The Secret World wants you to prepare for the end of the world by solving mysteries in their new alternate reality game. Since pre-registration began on December 3rd, participants in the event have spent over 30,000 hours working together soliving riddles, cracking puzzles, and unlocking rewards in the complex ARG experience.
Among some of the tasks participants encounter are situations where they must ‘hack’ (obviously not the illegal kind) computer terminals to access information, investigate strange websites, and go through other challenges and mini-games that will put their mental capacity to the test. The ARG will continue until the end of days on December 21st and after that, well, nobody really knows.
It should come as no surprise that the end of days is heavily influencing everything that is happening in and around ‘The Secret World’ this month. In addition to the ARG, this week the developers are also introducing a special ‘end of days’ event in-game which include the rise of undead Mayans all over the world as well as the sudden arrival of giant monsters – known as harbingers – which players must battle.
Check out the video above, and head to http://situationroom.thesecretworld.com/ to get started.
For those who haven't played, The Secret World blends elements of MMO gameplay with alternate reality gaming and social networking in an original setting with contemporary elements.
Imagine if every myth, conspiracy theory and urban legend was true. Imagine a world where you can become anything you want to be, without restrictions such as classes or levels. This is the premise for The Secret World, Funcom’s newest massively multiplayer online game set in the modern-day real world.