More Tron Legacy Viral 'Bits' Were Delivered All Day Today
by Alex Billington
February 16, 2010
Yesterday we discovered a new viral site as part of the Tron Legacy viral game that's been running since Comic-Con last year. A box was delivered in Puerto Rico that contained a little red star, or a bit, from Tron, as well as a link to this website: flynnlives.com/zerohour. That site contains a binary countdown timer that expires at 8AM PST on February 24th next week. However, throughout the day, various websites and fans around the world have started receiving more of these bits pieces, but in different shapes and sizes. One is a red star, another is a yellow diamond shape, and one is a blue ball shape. You can see photos of them below.
In fact, I just received my own red star (seen in the photo above) today. The other photos below come from our friends at MovieViral.com. It looks like the Flynn Lives organization (still based out of San Diego) has been sending these out to tons of different people around the world. It might've been because they signed up at Comic-Con, but I'm not sure. They're about 2-1/2 inches in diameter and made out of plastic material.
For those smart enough to remember, this is indeed a bit from the original Tron. You can find more info on them via Tron Wiki. The blue shape is its neutral shape when its value is nothing. The red star means "no", while the yellow diamond means "yes" or, essentially, 0 and 1. These bits makes up the binary countdown on the zero hour site. As any programmer should know, a bit is the very basic element of computing, sort of the building block of programming. We're not sure if these bits have any more importance (besides being a collectible item), but I have feeling they'll come in handy later, so hold on to them if you got one in the mail.
We're not sure what exactly will happen when the countdown timer runs out next week, but I feel like we're going to have to do a bit of work to get whatever prize awaits us. A lot of people think the trailer will debut, and I believe they may be right, but we're going to have to solve another game before we get it, that's usually how this works. So stick around here next Wednesday morning, we might get to see the Tron Legacy trailer!