|A website with 16 radio stations, which may be leading to something more.|
|Creator||Alice & Smith & Hello Games|
Note: This is the summary page for the Waking Titan ARG, which is connected to the video game No Man's Sky. This page is intended to be used as a "starter guide" of sorts for new players.
Waking Titan (also known as Project WT) is an ARG involving a multitude of websites, phone numbers, and radio stations scattered across the world. The ARG is being produced by veteran puppet masters, and features NPCs, actors, and live events. The original purpose of Waking Titan was connected to the 1.3 "Atlas Rising" update for No Man's Sky.
The ARG is divided into distinct "Phases"; as of 2017-07-08, Phase 1 of 3 is complete.
|Waking Titan Phases|
|Phase 1||Status: Completed|
|Phase 2||Status: Ongoing|
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 is http://wakingtitan.com. For Phase 1, there were six triangles in the middle of the page referred to as "Sigils", while the icons down along the bottom of the page are called "Glyphs". Each sigil and glyph, when clicked, leads to a puzzle, where the answer can be input. For example, the first sigil, when clicked, has roman numerals in the page background. When turned into a math equation and solved, the calculation evaluates to
16, which is the solution to the sigil. Solving a sigil plays a video, and unlocks the next sigil in the sequence. Glyphs can be solved in any order, and do not play a video when solved.
The glyph and sigil puzzles were solved collaboratively - while it may be possible to solve some of these puzzles individually, most of them required a collaborative effort. A list of all sigil and glyph solutions for Phase 1 can be found below:
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. Since then, incontrovertible evidence has surfaced that they are, in fact, officially connected. The most notable piece of evidence is that, after a mailing of "Package 9/16" was triggered via email in the Waking Titan ARG, YouTuber CobraTV received a cassette tape labelled "9/16" along with some No Man's Sky merchandise. Most notably, the case containing the cassette tape sported the Atlas logo which had previously been seen in the Waking Titan ARG.
There are many other links between Waking Titan and No Man's Sky: one puzzle's solution was literally hidden inside the game! Additionally, some art on the main Waking Titan website is almost identical to art found in No Man's Sky (for example, the arrangement of 6 triangles on Waking Titan can be seen in the in-game Atlas interface, and the 3rd glyph is identical to the "ship" icon in-game). 280 copies of No Man's Sky have also been given out so far to Waking Titan players.
Here's the text of a PDF that was revealed at the end of Phase 1 of the ARG:
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 stated that the Waking Titan ARG was leading towards an update 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, there have been internal memos released, including:
- Teamwork Assessment
- Dataset 97C
- Mercury Process Self-Diagnosis Report
- Progress Report
- If you want to be part of the solving process, join the #arg-waking-titan channel in the Game Detectives Discord server!
- Also, check /r/NoMansSkyTheGame for updates on No Man's Sky.
|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)|