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OK, I’ve gotten a lot of questions since I posted the last primer, so I thought I’d go ahead and make a new Endgame The Calling primer with additional, updated information. Remember, this is all connected to the book, Endgame: The Calling. If you haven’t gotten the book yet, you can buy it here.
Thus far, there are three parts to Endgame: The book puzzles, the Stella ARG puzzles, and the mobile game which is coming soon.
First, register on KeplerFuturistics.com.
The Stella ARG is a prequel game to Endgame The Calling. It gives you a lot of background as to how things ended up the way they are. My Endgame Primer gives a lot of information on how to start the ARG, along with clues to the first few puzzles you’ll encounter. Look for Stella tags on this blog for additional posts I’ve made with hints abou the ARG.
The book puzzles from Endgame The Calling are the main road for getting the prize ($500k in gold!) After you’ve registered on Kepler Futuristics, you’ll notice that there are three irises you need to open. Each iris opens when a puzzle you solve takes you to a website where you register again. There are three websites you’ll need to reach (and solve) to get the three irises on Kepler open. This can be a long process.
You’ll need to solve all the puzzles in the book to complete this process! They aren’t easy! Looking at the websites at the back of the book can help you with this part (and the mobile game part, which I’ll talk about next.)
I’ll give you one hint for solving some of the book puzzles: morse code! When you’ve found a “word” solution through the morse code, enter it into the same web shortener that you see at the back of the book. This will help you find the first website that will open iris #1.
But don’t think everything will be easy after that! It won’t. You’ll need to figure out a new password to get through the Iris #1 website. Once there, you’ll have three new puzzles to solve, including two punch cards, before you even make it to the big wheel puzzle that everyone’s talking about. The first two puzzles are really simple, but the third one is more complicated.
Don’t expect the journey to be easy or quick. Each step will just open the door to more puzzles and more questions. But with a little perseverance, you’ll make it.
Mobile Game Puzzles
Another set of clues will get you registered for the mobile game, which is coming soon. This is where the TBOTS aka 121212 site comes into play. As pretty much everyone on the web knows by now, el121212 is the website you’ll want to start at in order to get on the mobile game path. First, you’ll have to solve a password to access 121212. The password is pretty simple and we’ve posted TONS of hints on this website about it! Read through some of our previous Endgame The Calling posts, along with the comments, to get some great hints.
Once you get on the site, study the comments VERY carefully, especially the earlier ones. You’ll have to follow a rabbit trail of websites and contact some of these sites in order to progress. It’s fun — don’t be afraid to reach out!
If you do everything correctly, you’ll eventually get the text message that I posted about previously.
I’m not sure exactly how these fit in, but one Endgame prequel has already been released and two more are coming in the next few months. Check out this post to see how you can order them.
This concludes my second Endgame Primer. If you see anything on here that’s incorrect, please leave a comment and let me know. If you think there’s better information that I should include, comment on that and I’ll edit this post!
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