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The Clown Travel Agency prize has been unveiled, it is a link to Acme Security Systems, a page with the description of “delos”:
The aim is to deactivate a particular security system, and the password is “Needle”.
Entering your telephone leads them to call you with an automated message, on answering you need to clearly state “Needle” as the password. Saying “Hello” fails the password check. You’ll then be greeted by a fellow (Gordon) from Gotham Police Department stating that your identity has been captured and that you “work for us now”. It is a very exciting and interesting phone call if you get it to go through.
Meanings to the numbers in the Identity Captured image — they are charges:
156.05 Unauthorized use of a computer.
156.10 Computer trespass.
156.27 Computer tampering in the first degree.
156.35 Criminal possession of computer related material.
(thanks to BANEparkour)
Woman: Hello, this is the Acme Security Systems voice print identification system, please say the password clearly.
Gordon: This is Jim Gordon, major crimes, Gotham Police Department. Not the voice you were expecting… huh? We have your name. We have your number. We have your computer’s IP address. So what I’m saying is, we have you. Consider yourself the Gotham Police Department’s newest recruit. You see, this works one of two ways, either you’re going to jail for conspiracy in a criminal enterprise, or, you’ll work for me. We’ll be in touch. Oh, have a great day!
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.
Here’s the new Joker viral website we’ve been waiting for — now we await the fool’s day puzzles:
Clown Travel Agency — www.clowntravelagency.com
Thanks Agent ONeal
(this comes from the anagram we posted earlier)
Remember those delights we discovered in the Bakeries? — the attached cell phone, clues, joker cards, etc? Well that phone has become active again, sending out creepy texts from the Joker to his newly recruited gang of cake eaters. The brand spanking new Hollywood Chicago received this in the mail:
I have the cell phone and I just got a text message from the Joker today from email@example.com. Here’s what it said:
“You still out there, clown? Reply and let me know.”
I replied “yes” and I got another response:
“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…”
Then the message gets cut off. Others I have talked to with the phone have said the same thing. I am sure this is an automated response.
I replied back “yes” to the last text and I am waiting to see what happens. I will keep you updated!
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.
EDIT: Challenge unveiled.
Via Hollywood Chicago:
firstname.lastname@example.org has sent out a new WhySoSerious.com
message and code for “The Dark Knight” viral marketing:
Heads up, clown! Tomorrow means that there’s one last shifty step left in the interview process: Arwoeufgryo
By moving each letter one to the right on a QWERTY keyboard, the word “steprightup” is spelled.
This led to a new WhySoSerious.com page at the URL www.whysoserious.com/steprightup with a countdown to 12 p.m. EST on Dec. 4 along with a stuffed monkey with an exposed stomach.
EDIT: The feed is now up (password and login details below), with a two minute audio clip from inside Betty’s Pie House. This is a must listen.
As we turn the corner into the cold and bitter December the night was once again a flurry of Dark Knight viral puzzles.
First up, solving the perfect getaway. Given the combined map of Gotham City from all the viral websites, and using a connect the dots method, a message stating “Out of Time” was spelled out across the map, this led to the new Why So Serious page:
“My Kind of Clown! You’re obviously center ring material, unlike some poor goons who can’t complete one simple task. Watch the funny papers in a few days for your final step in the process
The name on the tag is Alder Frederick, with a date of death 30th November, caused by Asphyxia.(www.whysoserious.com/outoftime/alder.htm)
A GPDiad email was also discovered, email@example.com, which spewed out some interesting responses to queries about document LC6551. As a result this login form was discovered,
GPD Login Form. For which you can use the name and password:
Logging in and doing a file search for LC6551 yeilds the document,
Document LC6551, it is titled “Upswing in Extortions and Chechen Gang Activity”.
Some of the email responses from Glenn included:
“With all due respect, like I’ve told your friends, I just can’t discuss
LC6551, or IA8214299 for that matter. I don’t know who’s leaking
these, but that doesn’t change the fact that I’m just not at liberty to
discuss sensitive information.
“[Karl Breitup] will meet someone at Betty’s Pie Shop tomorrow. I can give you more information, but you will need to coöperate with me for that.“
To access the second referenced document you need a login with higher authority, this is Glenn Barhyte’s account:
Password: tevredenheid (satisfaction in dutch, given via the clues for his favourite song by the Rolling Stones and in combination with the file stating he lived in Utrecht for 9 years — see The Gotham Times)
IA8214299 is a clearance request discussing the surveillance of Betty’s House of Pies — six officers, no uniforms, listening van, equipment for recording.
Further details of this stakeout can be found in a memo (memo.jpg)
Most importantly, 15:00 Betty’s Pie Shop. Using Glenn’s login details a live audio feed will be played here. Get your recording equipment ready. (direct link to flash)
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