Another Human Preservation Project Video with Summer Glau + More
We've been following the Human Preservation Project viral, which actually seems to be connected to 5 Gum, for quite a while now, since we were teased last year. I believe it's being run by 42 Entertainment, the same guys behind The Dark Knight and Tron Legacy virals, which is why we're always curious to see what updates they've got. Today I stumbled across a new video on YouTube for the SurvivalCode.com website that features Summer Glau, in character, talking about the project with a tease of some games and more hints at what's to come. But this is only just one of a few impressive updates related to this viral I've seen recently.
Just a few months ago we featured a video from the Test Subjects Needed and Mission Icefly websites that featured Terry O'Quinn, from "Lost", holding a frozen icefly in a tube and giving a commanding voiceover. Since then, updates have started hitting on SurvivalCode.com, which is also where this new Summer Glau video can be seen, that feature more entertainment, content and even games playable as part of this. It's cool to see such a detailed world and fun to play around in it. Speaking of, here's that new teaser video featuring Glau as Natalia Suttinger, a neuro-analyst, talking about how the "situation has intensified":
The Survival Code site has already been running games where users can create accounts and earn points, which as expected unlock locks of secrets, new games, new websites, new photos/info and plenty more. There's also a graphic novel that has been consecutively unveiled through the Survival Code site (see a lot of the pages here), that seems to be explaining what these damn iceflies have to do with Summer Glau, Terry O'Quinn, 5 Gum and everything else in the world (maybe the answer is 42?). There seems to be a deep story to all this this is indeed unfolding over time, with various "Testing Facility" areas unlocked every so often.
One of the early steps in this viral involved a mysterious package sent out to numerous websites, including our friends at SlashFilm. Inside was a home-made radio speaker unit that contained hidden messages when you turned the dial to certain places, a few with the voice of Summer Glau, and one with the voice of Terry O'Quinn. These messages, when discovered and decoded originally, were what lead to the next phase in the Survival Code viral, eventually unlocked by decoding O'Quinn's "code" from the radio, leading to survivalcode.com/transmission. I also received a radio and recorded a demo video when I originally unpackaged it, because it's truly one of the coolest viral devices I have ever randomly received in the mail:
I know this is a viral for 5 Gum, but that's not the point, some of this stuff is just awesome. That radio is cool no matter what it's for and Summer Glau looks great on screen no matter what she's talking about, even if it's "sensory quadrants" and the "final stand." And that comic book looks awesome, as well, which you find more updates for on the Wikibruce for the Test Subjects Needed viral. And if you're curious, or maybe just bored, give the games in the Survival Code viral a try, maybe you'll unlock some cool content or another new video with O'Quinn talking about more iceflies again. Here's an example of one of the comic book pages:
That's all we've got for now on the Human Preservation Project, but I will be following as it continues on, wherever it leads, especially as long as Summer Glau keeps popping up in more videos. Bring on the iceflies!