Thu, Sep 08, 2011 | 01:01 BST
Halo-related Mission Icefly ARG kicks back into action
Mission IceFly, the ARG which made headlines in late June and is strongly suspected to bear some relation to Halo 4, is back.
The last we heard of the game, participants in major US cities had received mysterious packages having registered on Test Subjects Needed.
Now, those who signed up have received emails alerting them to the Human Preservation Project’s new website – Survival Code.
By signing in with your previously registerred details – or starting a new account – players can explore the site and unlock mini-games. Although there may be other undiscovered methods, codes can be found on the back of packs of 5 Gum, which explains that brand’s fancy, game-like advertising of a few months back.
No doubt there’s a deeper mystery to be solved in all this, so go and have a fiddle. Be warned: the facilities are quite extensive.
Mission IceFly’s name apparently refers to a piece of Halo canon. When the project first debuted, it was noticed that ILoveBees, the Halo 2-related website which hosted one of the first prominent examples of this kind of marketing, had started up a timer – for five years, the time Master Chief has spent in statsis between Halo 3 and Halo 4.