List of Investigations

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These fully-fledged ARGs, categorized below, are confirmed to be the "real deal". Active ARGs are those which are currently being discussed within the Game Detectives community and frequently yielding new developments. Closed ARGs are those which have been completed, cancelled, or have otherwise gone inactive.


Official ARGs are usually high-profile, high-quality, and backed by a known commercial entity. Official ARGs can be extremely challenging and in-depth and sometimes attract very large audiences. While not always the case, these types of ARGs tend to involve existing media or upcoming releases thereof; for example, a game developer might include clues for an ARG inside one of their games, or might create an ARG to lead up to a release of content. They commonly include real-world situations, characters, plot-lines, and challenges which engage with the community to create unique, authentic puzzle-solving experiences.

List of Official ARGs
Name Status Creator Start Date
Adult Swim ARG Active Adult Swim 2017-08-27
Accounting+ ARG Active Crows Crows Crows 2017-12-07
Battlefield 1 Active EA Dice 2017-02-14
Waking Titan Active Alice & Smith, Hello Games 2017-05-28
Mr. Robot ARG Active NBC Universal 2017-09-28
MonteCrypto Closed Concrete Games/Gem Rose Accent 2018-02-20
TidalVortex Closed Alice & Smith 2017-12-19
RainbowLeaks Closed Ubisoft 2017-11-20
The Wilson Wolfe Affair Closed Simulacra Games 2017-10-19
Lucid Nightmare Closed Blizzard 2017-08-30
Layton World Closed Level-5 2017-06-20
The Secret World Closed Alice & Smith 2017-06-16
Killing Floor 2 Closed Tripwire Interactive 2017-04-21
Dawn Bloom Closed Alice & Smith, the Lovent Group 2016-12-24
Oddworld: Soulstorm Closed Oddworld Inhabitants, Inc 2016-12-22
Sombra Closed Blizzard 2016-07-12
Kill Your Internet Closed Camouflaj 2016-03-17
Eye Sigil Closed Twinbeard 2016-01-23
Oxenfree Closed Night School Studio 2016-01-15
Steam Winter 2015 Closed Valve 2015-12-25
Afterbirth Closed Edmund McMillen 2015-10-30
Dr. Langeskov ARG Closed Crows Crows Crows 2015-10-19
Frog Fractions 2 Closed Twinbeard 2014-03-10


Unofficial ARGs are typically smaller in scope than official ARGs. Some were created by members of the Game Detectives community, or were made with Game Detectives in mind. Unofficial ARGs tend to have a smaller audience than official ones.

List of Unofficial ARGs
Name Status Creator Start Date
How To Basic ARG Active How To Basic 2018-03-24
Entropy Active Unknown 2018-02-11
Static Hourglass Active Unknown 2017-12-07
Human Souls Active Pangent Technologies 2016-03-05
LEVELS Active Unknown 2016-10-05
Necromancy For Beginners Closed & Game Detectives Admins 2017-11-24
Exagen Hiatus Prime and ICallHax 2017-08-16
Filmos Closed Filmos 2017-06-29
Banojxot Xuh Closed Unknown 2017-05-13
TheConsole Closed Jack Bergin 2017-03-22
The Coin Conspiracy Closed 2017-03-05
Lost Memories Closed Unknown 2016-10-23
Society X Closed Prime and ICallHax 2016-10-16
In Reality Closed whizzer0, Team Look In The Bushes 2016-06-12
Project 11 Closed Project 11#6740 2016-06-02
Black Mesa Closed SometimesIDreamOfCheese 2016-03-28
Mystery of the Emblem Closed whizzer0 2016-03-26
Electronic Freedom Society Closed gayfarang 2016-03-19
76543 Closed Unknown 2016-03-16
FRTS The Message Closed TheCreativeGod 2016-02-26
Teragon Closed gayfarang 2016-01-31


These are trails which have been investigated by the community, but have yet to conclude in anything substantial. Alternatively, these may have concluded in the discovery of an easter egg rather than a full-blown ARG.

Name Status Creator Start Date
Ready Player One Closed Warner Bros. 2017-12-10
Petscop Closed Unknown 2017-03-12
ARGvent Closed Game Detectives Admins 2017-12-01
Stranger Things Closed Netflix 2017-10-21
Definitely Not Rick and Morty Closed Definitely Not Dan Harmon 2017-04-03
Intel Closed Intel Corporation 2017-03-05
Bradwell Electronics Closed Bossa Studios 2017-03-05
Rick and Morty ARG Closed Adult Swim 2017-01-30
Corvus Closed Unknown 2017-01-01
ARGvent Closed Game Detectives Admins 2016-12-01
Watch Dogs 2 Closed Ubisoft 2016-09-03
Steam Summer 2016 Closed Valve 2016-06-23
April Fools Closed Game Detectives Admins 2016-04-01

Other Resources

  • For more information on ARGs and Game Detectives, check the Wiki FAQ.
  • The ARG Toolbox contains tools that help solve some typical ARG puzzles.
  • If you have questions regarding a specific ARG that are not answered on that ARG's wiki page, feel free to ask in the #arg-general channel of our Discord Server!