List of Investigations

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Note: often an ARG is named by the community. Alternative names that exist appear on the specific investigation's main page.

ARGs

These fully-fledged ARGs are confirmed to be the "real deal"; they can include puzzles, characters, and plotlines which the community can interact with.

Name Type Status Creator Started Discovered Concluded
Dawn Bloom Official Active Alice & Smith, the Lovent Group 2016-12-24 2016-12-24
Lost Memories Independent Active Unknown 2016-10-23 2016-10-25
Human Souls Official Active Unknown 2016-03-05 2016-03-05
Society X Independent Closed Unknown 2016-10-16 2016-10-16 2017-01-02
LEVELS Independent Active Unknown 2016-10-05 2016-10-05
Sombra Official Closed Blizzard 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 2016-11-04
In Reality Community Closed whizzer0, Team Look In The Bushes 2016-06-12 2016-06-27 2016-08-30
Project 11 Community Closed Project 11#6740 2016-06-02 2016-06-02 2016-06-19
Black Mesa Independent Closed SometimesIDreamOfCheese 2016-03-28 2016-04-11 2016-05-23
Mystery of the Emblem Community Closed whizzer0 2016-03-26 2016-03-26 2016-04-07
Electronic Freedom Society Independent Closed gayfarang 2016-03-19 2016-03-20 2016-04-22
Kill Your Internet Official Closed Camouflaj 2016-03-17 2016-03-18 2016-04-02
76543 Community Closed Unknown 2016-03-16 2016-03-16
FRTS The Message Community Closed TheCreativeGod 2016-02-26 2016-03-07 2016-07-30
Teragon Independent Closed gayfarang 2016-01-31 2016-01-31 2016-02-07
Eye Sigil Official Closed Twinbeard 2014-10-03 2016-01-25 2016-11-15
Oxenfree Official Closed Night School Studio 2016-01-15 2016-01-19 2016-06-11
Steam Winter 2015 Official Closed Valve 2015-12-25 2015-12-22 2016-01-04
Afterbirth Official Closed Edmund McMullen 2015-10-30 2015-10-30 2015-11-14
Crows Crows Crows Official Closed Crows Crows Crows 2015-10-19 2015-10-19 2015-12-04
Frog Fractions 2 Official Closed Twinbeard 2014-03-10 2014-03-10 2016-12-26

Investigations

These are trails which have been or are being investigated by the community, but have yet to conclude in anything or have concluded merely in the discovery of an Easter egg rather than a full-blown ARG.

Name Type Status Creator Started Discovered Concluded
Corvus Official Active Unknown 2017-01-01 2017-01-01
ARGvent Community Closed GameDetectives Admins 2016-12-01 2016-12-01 2016-12-31
Battlefield 1 Official Gone cold EA Dice 2016-10-21 2016-10-21
April Fools Community Closed GameDetectives Admins 2016-04-01 2016-04-01 2016-04-01
Steam Summer 2016 Investigation Closed Valve Unknown 2016-06-23
Watch Dogs 2 Investigation Closed Ubisoft Unknown TBA

Notes

Type

  • Official - Affiliated with source material, game studio or related organisation.
  • Independent - Not affiliated with any source material or a specific organisation. Often an entirely original story.
  • Community - As 'Independent', but created by one or more GD community members/for the community. Often, trailheads and clues appear primarily on community resources.
  • Investigation - No ARG or puzzle has been confirmed. In the majority of cases, clues have been discovered. This may be used temporarily before such a time that confirmation has been made, or may be a permanent status. Sometimes investigations will reveal a simple marketing gimmick or similar.

Status

  • Active - Known to be ongoing. Clues are still appearing, or attempts to resolve existing ones are still underway.
  • Closed - The investigation has completed to its logical conclusion (it has been solved), the puppetmaster is confirmed to have permanently ceased progress or a fixed time limit has been exceeded (as with an ARG running alongside a sale, etc.).
  • Gone cold - An investigation which did not amount to anything substantial.

Other Resources

  • ARG Toolbox contains tools that help with the typical puzzles contained in ARGs.