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=== Phase 2 ===
=== Phase 2 ===
Revision as of 13:11, 27 July 2017
|A website with 16 radio stations, which may be leading to something more.|
|Creator||Alice & Smith & Hello Games|
Waking Titan (also known as Project WT) is an ARG (alternate reality game) involving a multitude of websites, phone numbers, and radio stations scattered across the world. The ARG is being produced by veteran puppet masters, and will feature NPCs, actors, and live events. The ultimate purpose of Waking Titan is connected to the upcoming 1.3 update for No Man's Sky.
The ARG is divided into 3 distinct "Phases":
|Waking Titan Phases|
|Phase 1||Phase 1 of Waking Titan lasted from 2017-05-28 to 2017-07-08.|
|Phase 2||Phase 2 of Waking Titan started on 2017-07-21, and has yet to conclude.|
|Phase 3||Phase 3 of Waking Titan has not yet begun.|
This wiki also documents an assortment of other pages which organize various Waking Titan-related content:
|Waking Titan Subpages|
|Stations||Information on the radio stations from the initial project-wt.com|
|Cassettes||Information about the cassette tapes that mods from the No Man's Sky communities received|
|Characters||Summary of each character in Waking Titan|
|Companies||Summary of each company in Waking Titan|
|Console Commands||A list of commands you can use in the Waking Titan console (http://wakingtitan.com)|
On 2017-05-27, Twitter user @argn tweeted a link to 'project-wt.com'. The link lead to a website which contained a map showing sixty locations, four of which were active at the time. The locations, when clicked on, revealed the location's name and status. The active locations also revealed a link to a livestream of a local radio stations originating in the corresponding location. The website also displayed a date, June 8th, and stated that the first clue was being initialized.
On 2017-06-01, moderators of No Man's Sky subreddits /r/NoMansSkyTheGame, /r/NMSPortals, and /r/NMSGalacticHub started to receive cassette tapes in the mail. Each cassette tape was labelled with a number out of 16. The Waking Titan ARG was initially considered to be a separate ARG from these tapes, but connections between the two have made it clear that they are, in fact, one and the same.
Waking Titan Site
The hub page for Waking Titan can be found at http://wakingtitan.com.
During Phase 1, the http://wakingtitan.com hosted 6 triangles in the middle of the page. These triangles were referred to as "Sigils", while the white icons along the bottom of the page are referred to as "Glyphs". Each sigil and glyph, when clicked, leads to a password entry prompt - the correct passwords for all 6 sigils and the first 5 glyphs were discovered via puzzle-solving during Phase 1 of Waking Titan.
These puzzles were solved collaboratively - while it may have be possible to solve some of these puzzles individually, most of them required a collaborative effort. For instance, some puzzles required players to meet agents from the Atlas Corporation in person, and to relay information obtained from these meetings back to the community. A list of all sigil and glyph solutions for Phase 1 can be found below:
This phase culminated on July 8, 2017, with a congratulatory message from Elizabeth Leighton, the CEO of the Atlas Foundation.
During Phase 2, the http://wakingtitan.com site hosted a command-line interface terminal. Various commands were accepted as input, which triggered different events. One of the most notable commands was the
WHOIS <argument> command, which revealed a passage of text pertaining to the specified argument. For instance, the command
WHOIS FOURTH RACE returned the following message:
INCOMING TRANSMISSION… SOURCE: UNKNOWN… You are not – kzzktt – alone – Please, identify yourself. I’m – kzzkttk –
Link to No Man's Sky
At the beginning of the ARG, it was not clear whether Waking Titan was officially connected to No Man's Sky. At first, there were only hints and nudges. At one point, 180 free copies of No Man's Sky were distributed to ARG players. Since then, further incontrovertible evidence has surfaced that they are officially connected. Here's the text of a PDF that was revealed at the end of Phase 1 of Waking Titan:
We want to extend our gratitude to everyone who has contributed to the Mercury subroutine so far. We hope you have enjoyed the successful distribution of 180 Access IDs, and we hope you will also appreciate the other interesting artifacts we have in store for you going forward. We intend to keep the process alive until the completion of Project Waking Titan in August. It is important to mention that we are very excited by the coming Phases 2 and 3. Input from the Mercury Subroutine will pave the way toward new experiences in '''version 1.3 of a familiar universe'''. We look forward to the successful conclusion of this ground-breaking experiment. Regards. S.M.
This text explicitly states that the Waking Titan ARG is leading towards the upcoming 1.3 update for No Man's Sky.
Various console commands from Phase 2 on the Waking Titan website refer directly to No Man's Sky lore - for instance,
WHOIS VY'KEEN, and
WHOIS KORVAX are all valid commands on the Phase 2 terminal. Additionally, some terminal commands refer to a mysterious fourth race - it's safe to assume that the upcoming 1.3 update will bring a fourth race to No Man's Sky.
The Waking Titan ARG encompasses a number of other sites that host puzzle-related and lore-related content, including:
More information about each of these sites can be found on the companies page.
Throughout the ARG, several "internal memos" have been released in the form of PDF files. These memos have provided lore content and puzzle content.
Here is the list of every memo discovered thus far:
- Teamwork Assessment
- Dataset 97C
- Mercury Process Self-Diagnosis Report
- Progress Report