This page is a work in progress, and will be updated as new developments emerge.
Filmos ARG is an ARG revolving around the YouTuber Filmos.
On 2017-06-28, Filmos uploaded a video on his YouTube channel. The video included the letters
d r w l u at the end of the video's audio, slowed down and reversed. Discord user Meduza3 brought this video to the attention of Game Detectives on 2017-06-29.
Part One of Many
A new post appeared on Filmos' Patreon, initially with the title of
!#/@)_&*#~. The title of this post changed a couple of times, first to
I see you, then to
RED = bad and finally to
254y52W315N30s410p183h69M617 (after the second part started). Filmos posted a hint on the Game Detectives Discord saying
Look at the post, something there doesn't fit. The picture itself produced nothing, but when the red letters were replaced with the set of letters from the initial video, the resulting string led to another video, which Filmos stated to be the result of the first part.
Filmos: Part Deux
A day after first part was solved, Filmos posted an annoucement on his official discord server with a link to another video.
Message to all five paople who found last secred: There are new clues. Dhis time you have to find four words ind make a sentence out of them. Those worts have bien hidden in four different places. This tome it will be seven tines harder, so good luck! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbmIms_Gn7o
By combining all of the typos from the message, the word
addition was found (which is yet to be used).
Few bits of information were hidden in the video:
Hlnvizmwlnxizk- title, which is
letter- brightened up video
fvrit- slowed down/speed up audio (only part before the pause, rest isn't decoded yet)
143s5- part of video description
- 5 videos in the end card:
143s5 as a key for
fvrit resulted in
Patreon Post #2
After the second part started, his patreon post updated. The title changed to
254y52W315N30s410p183h69M617 and, after brightening up the image, the text
IMGUR in Wingdings appeared.
A Change of Message
At the same time, the hint that Filmos posted on the Game Detectives Discord changed to:
xat xthe xpost, xsomething xthere xdoesn't xfit.
Based on Filmos' other hint, bold letters were ordered into the right sequence and then converted into their corresponding number (
16 19 6 19). Then each of these numbers were subtracted from number of X (24), which revealed word
1/4 appeared under Filmos' announcement, confirming it's one of the final words.
A New Hint
Few days later, a new patreon post appeared with a few bits information:
This is a hintin base64
FBZR GUVATF NER ORGGRE YRSG SBETBGGRA- white letters,
some things are better left forgottenin rot13
76 97 115 116 32 108 101 116 116 101 114 32 105 115 32 68- red numbers,
Last letter is Din decimal
- After brightening the image, some symbols appeared in the image.
- The symbols are part of a particular type of font, namely the
Bookshelf Symbol 7font. Converting the message reveals the phrase:
Sometimes there is too much information.
Discord Logo Image
A=1, B=2, C=3,..., which was a hint for decoding previous discord message.
Numbers under the logo are sequence in which letters from the first hint are supposed to be ordered (
psfs = psfs, with 1 being first letter, 2 second and so on, using
pssf as base).
This page is a work in progress and will be updated when new information is revealed.