Gotham City Pizzeria has updated for its 16th June special promotion. There is now a map of the US with locations marked out in green and red — green means that there are free pizzas to be grabbed, red means they’ve all been taken. The “order your free pizza” link takes you to a dominos page with a store locator. 245 pizzas available in total!
The Pizza boxes
Pictures thanks to CerealKiller:
The authorities are after us, so we had to be a little secretive about our hide-out. Here is a little something to point you in the right direction:
You need to share this information with other concerned Gotham citizens like yourself. I’m sure you can figure out how.
When you put the pieces together, join us — and help us fight back against the enemies of Gotham City.
Never give up,
Picture thanks to Pennyworth
This package comes with a different letter and a username.
Words so far
/euderma — This is a species of bat
Usernames so far
nycticeius — species of bat
Passwords so far
This URL leads to a blank page: http://www.citizensforbatman.org/midnight/. Maybe it will have content at midnight?
With guess work I have built up the second part of the URL by going through various species of bat, I hit lucky with Nyctalus. Then, alternating species and normal words I have got this far:
As expected, The Clown Travel Agency viral puzzle has come online — this time they have gone international. By clicking on the manilla envelope (donned with the text “Proud Mother” in the bottom right) a sheet of locations is revealed — from Paris to Sao Paolo. At each of these locations is a package.
The text reads:
“Ready to have a ball?
A special bag of fun awaits the first to claim it. But you better strike fast, there’s no time to spare”
The message hints at the sport of Ten Pin Bowling, and this message from Alex at SHH confirms that:
I contacted the Tavistock Hotel, but I was too late, however they gave me some info on the package. Someone collected it and inside was a bowling ball, and a nifty smart mobile phone. On the ball was a mobile phone number etched on it. He rang the number apaprently and was told they now knew who he was and to await further instructions.
The folks over at SHH and Omelette have posted their pictures of the packages.
The note that came with it reads:
“Nice work, clown! Now call the number on the ball immediately, from this phone and THIS PHONE ONLY. Don’t give this number to anyone else, or I’ll know.
Hopefully, your cohorts will be in the same league as you, because once all your points are racked up, I’ll give you all something that will really bowl you over…”
A bowling ball, a joker card, a phone, a message and a bag for the lot.
I thought I would split out the Harvey Dent related viral news to a new post, save everything from getting too congested as the news keeps coming. It seems that those signed up to participate in the campaign have started to receive their rewards in the post,
SHH User Anita18 received a Gotham City voter’s card in the post:
Others have received the latest issue of The Gotham Times. A lucky few have also had some interesting Harvey Dent promotion buttons, with one side melted or burnt away (alas Two Face) — sent via the Concerned Citizens For A Better Gotham (pictures thanks to Marvel152):
So, yesterday evening the Why So Serious viral marketing campaign that we have been participating in as of late came to its conclusion by unveiling The Dark Knight teaser poster.
This post is a catch-up entry to fill in the gaps between the “step right up” challenge and the release of the poster. My last post revealed a number of scary cuddly toys with locations pinned to their bellies, at each of these locations was a bakery with a cake, inside of which was an evidence bag containing a phone, a joker card and a note. When each cake was grabbed, the bear was removed and we all came one step closer to hitting the bell.
Here are some more pictures of the cakes via our friends at Hollywood Chicago:
When all of these cakes were discovered, hitting the bell won the prize… and clicking through lead you to an evidence page with two joker cards:
Each of the cards is a link, the left card takes you to the poster page, which we have all seen by now. The right takes you to a sign up page for what looks to be some preview screenings in IMAX cinemas across the country — the prologue perhaps?
And here’s a picture of the ticket via Hollywood Chicago:
Update: Batsean has been to the bakery to get his cake…
The note says:
“Wow, you really took the cake! Now, put the icing on it: call (phone number) immediately from this phone and THIS PHONE ONLY. Do NOT give this phone number to anyone else.
Let’s hope your fellow goons come through as well as you. Once all the layers are in place, you’ll all get your just desserts. I’m a man of my word”
Step Right Up
The countdown on the latest why so serious viral marketing puzzle has come to an end, and revealed the final challenge.
Hanging from the stall in front of you are, as of now, 6 cuddly toys, although not at all cute. Each of them has a location pinned on, a location that, by instruction, you must travel to and not call.
The instructions also ask you to go under the name “Robin Banks” (aka Robbing Banks) at each of these places, with “One per location, first come, first served”. It seems that each of these is a bakery store, with the prize being somesort of bakery delight with an attached phone number. Some of the bears are already starting to disappear, and with each new discovery the mallet on the left hits a little harder.
Hitting the base of the machine used to invoke a pathetically small rise of the weight, not even enough to light the first level.
So, the folks that were lucky enough to be recruited by The Joker have now started to receive their gifts. It seems that they shall be receiving a Gotham Times new paper, complete with news articles, commentaries, Gotham adverts and much more to set the tone of the movie.
BatmansJoker and Mito88 were kind enough to share some of their joys:
The articles in this newspaper pay a number of references to a few new websites, the first is that of The Gotham Times itself, www.thegothamtimes.com, with its first online edition launching Friday November 23rd. The second new viral marketing website seems to be one “We are the answer” which appears multiple times — referring to the page www.wearetheanswer.org, but this site hasn’t yet gone online, we’ll have to wait a little longer to see the treats that it holds. Thirdly, a reference to an email was included in the print for firstname.lastname@example.org, and when emailing this address this auto response is returned:
See you found my little message. So, do you think you have what it takes to be a part of my circle of friends? Are you a backstabbing, self-promoting, ambitious clown who will do anything to prove yourself to me? If so, the first step of your application process awaits…if you know where to look.