Get an Encom I.D. Now - New Tron Legacy Viral Mini-Game!
by Alex Billington
March 10, 2010
If you've been following the viral updates for Tron Legacy and are excited for the movie, you'll definitely want to participate in this! Earlier this week, we wrote about an update on the Flynn Lives viral site that lead to the discovery of the new teaser trailer. Another update arrived on FlynnLives.com today and found in the message boards was a new post about some new game on another new viral (you following?). Found there is a mini-game called The Challenging Stage involving finding video game names in a pixel city. What do you get in the end? Your own official Encom Employee ID badge which will be mailed out to you soon.
So how does all of this work and what's the point? Well, here are all of the details, or at least what I've been able to figure out. The new viral site is called Arcade Aid (arcadeaid.com) and it's actually a pretty badass site. The (fake) company seems to be an arcade sales & repair shop, with mentions of the Tron and Space Paranoids arcade machines all over the site. But found on this page - arcadeaid.com/challengingstage/ - is one of those "name the video game" kind of images where you have to identify all 56 various video games hidden in a huge pixel city. We featured a similar one called the Cryptic Canvas last year with movie titles.
Click the photo directly below to head to the site and play the mini-game. It's quite addicting, I must say!
Once you beat the game and fill in all 56 names (while logged in with your Flynn Lives account), you will be taken to a page where you submit your personal info in order to get a "Special Access" Encom ID. I have a feeling what they're doing is creating a Flynn Lives anti-Encom army, similar to the Joker army from The Dark Knight. This ID will probably end up giving us access to some sort of special event or Flynn's Arcade replica or something related to the viral in the future - so you better get one of these now. It says at the end that the badge will be sent out to you soon, so you will get a physical one with your name and photo on it.
That's the only Tron Legacy viral update at the moment, but there's plenty to explore in the ARG world if you're interested. That Arcade Aid site is also pretty cool, so I suggest browsing through it as well. I have to thank the guys at Unfiction for figuring all of this out. These guys know there virals and kick ass at finding hidden secrets. If you're having trouble coming up with all 56 games, there are places that have the big list, but I'm not giving you that info. Most involve interpreting the image in a simple way. For example, Double Dragon (I'll give you that one) just shows two dragons, Give it a shot and let us know if you get a badge, too!