Waking Titan/Cassettes

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Beginning on June 1, 2017, 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.

Cassette Tapes

The first cassette tape, mailed to /u/StuartGT

This table is a concise summary of each tape's owner and current status:

Tape Number Tape Owner Tape Status
1 /u/StuartGT Uploaded
2 Unknown Unknown
3 /u/MrUnnoticed Uploaded
4 /u/Tony-Towers Uploaded
5 Unknown Unknown
6 /u/BaRKy1911 Not yet played
7 /u/UnimatrixZeroOne Uploaded
8 Unknown Unknown
9 CobraTV Uploaded
10 /u/swampthing3000 Uploaded
11 Unknown Unknown
12 /u/Nevadander Uploaded
13 Unknown Unknown
14 Unknown Unknown
15 Unknown Unknown
16 Unknown Unknown

First Group of Tapes

Tapes 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, and 12 were all received at or around the same time (the first week of June in 2017), and all contain the same information.

The A-Side of the cassettes consists of portions of three songs by 65daysofstatic, the composers of the soundtrack for No Man's Sky. The tracks are, in order:

Red Parallax
End of the World Sun

Which are track numbers 8, 2, and 10 on the No Man's Sky soundtrack.

The B-side audio consists of garbled noise. When running the noise through a spectrogram, a sequence of characters can be clearly seen:


Running this ciphertext through ROT13 and then decoding the resulting hex yields the following string:


The B-side audio of Tape 9/16 was also different compared to the first 7 tapes.


The poster packaged with some of the tapes, signed by Hello Games employees

Some tapes came with a signed NMS Poster with the text

Thank you for your support
It means the universe to us
we hope you enjoy what comes next

One came with a note:

The giant gateway calls out to me, filling my mind with whispered secrets of a far-flung world.

This is an exact quote of a text that is in the game files right now, but apparently not used or discovered yet.

Tape 9/16

See also: Waking Titan - Package 9/16

Tape 9/16 was received on the 21st of June, 2017. Its sending was triggered by actions within the Waking Titan ARG. Further discussion of this tape can be found on the main Waking Titan ARG page.

Additional Resources

This page is a work in progress, and will be updated as new developments emerge.