Bungie, the game developer famous for creating the Halo franchise, may be revealing their long awaited Destiny title soon. An interactive web page has popped up featuring puzzles and cryptic clues into the plot of the game.
The webpage implies there will one set of puzzles per day, for sever days, possibly culminating in Destiny being properly unveiled a week from today.
Leaked concept art and plot details were obtained by IGN last November featuring a massive ship known as "The Traveler" hanging over a futuristic human city. This ship is apparently protecting the city, which is the last human city in existence, against an alien force determined to capture it. Players take on the role of "Knights" serving as defenders of this city.
The game is described as highly social, leading to denied speculation that the game would in fact be an MMO. Despite this, we can perhaps assume that the game is not a typical FPS in the same manner that Halo saga was.
The mysterious webpage titled "alphalupi", is a reference to an actual star, yet the significance of this is still rather unclear.
The first task is rather simple, which consists of aligning pairs of diamonds together. The second task is much odder, presenting two side-by-side images that are seeming unrelated. While it seems one cannot interact with the images clues are given that many individuals will have to solve these puzzles collectively in order to get the goods.
A link on the webpage reveals further cryptic text:
Our sky is filled with unseen signals. Radio-frequency emissions pulse and flit and dance all around us. Yet even a singing patch of sky can be observed, and transformed into a range of frequencies.
Can you hear it? No, not yet. It has not yet arrived. But together we can receive its call.
Imagine combining the observations of thousands across the globe on an object meandering through the heavens. The resulting array would be quite large. Quite powerful. This is your task.
Alone it will not be enough. Coordination and timing is needed. Observations must be made simultaneously.
Your window will be small. Five minutes at most. But windows may be reopened. And the distance between observer pairs will be key.
There will always be limitations in clarity, so the results must be archived for study. Highly technical observers may be required. Detailed frequency analysis is recommended.
Everything that belongs to us will be ours, but only if we create the capacity to receive it.
This text further suggests that Bungie will require thousands of individuals to perform these tasks each day for a week. Hopefully Bungie's next franchise will live up to the legend that was set by its predecessor.