New Chemical Bonding Mini-Game Launched on Oscorp Viral Website
by Alex Billington
May 14, 2012
Anxious Oscorp interns, are you ready? Your Oscorp workstation is now online. It's time to start working! As part of the ongoing Amazing Spider-Man viral, the most recent update focused a new online home at Oscorp Industries, with an official site launch last week. As promised at the end of The Lizard viral trail, internship details would be arriving this Monday afternoon. Visiting the Oscorp site shows a brief update and newly launched chemical bonding mini-game with 8 levels (takes me back to high school chemistry). Educational, scientific and fun, and it's all to get you more immersed in a movie! Go figure. Details below.
If you're ready to dive right in and put your knowledge of chemistry to work for an internship at Oscorp, just click over to the Animal Dynamics Lab site and start playing through the first level. Here's a quick look:
The new Animal Dynamics Lab site states: "Here, you will master the fundamentals of genetics, chemical reactions, and bioengineering under the strict tutelage of Dr. Curtis Connors. His name is almost as legendary as his work… and his work is revolutionary. Your efforts in the animal dynamics lab are crucial to the success of Dr. Connors' latest initiative." Lizard, perhaps? "The power of life is in your hands – connect the carbons, connect the dots, and connect to the future of hybridism." I haven't beat all 8 levels of the game yet, but I'm sure there's more to unlock at the end. And perhaps if you're good enough, you can sign up to be an intern with Oscorp. Looks like fun, and hopefully some of you can use your own expertise to win quickly.
We'll continue to keep you updated on this Amazing Spider-Man viral, which has shifted entirely to focus on The Lizard now with only two more months left until this hits theaters in July. Stay tuned Spidey fans!
Update #1: I was informed via twitter and by reader Micah L that upon finishing all 8 of the levels on the mini-game, they link to a series of websites which contain multiple eerie spider photos and DNA charts. I've added the imagery that was revealed on the sites below, but they must be clues or some elements which link together to unlock more. The new pages are found at /covalence and /foundations and contain nothing but the images, which are a bit eerie (especially since one is a close-up of a spider WTF!). Take a look here:
Update #2: Another more mysterious clue has been discovered, after piecing together and unlocking parts of the DNA sequence seen above. Fans found that the two DNA sequences, another at /foundations, were code sequences that stood for "external" and "validity" together linking to the final website URL at /externalvalidity. (There's also a mysterious handwritten letter at /dependentvariable.) The final URL unlocks a photo of Dr. Connors with Peter Parker's father Richard Parker, an old newspaper clipping of the two of them working together. The plot thickens. Big reveal here about the history of Parker, and this is only just the start I'm sure. Here's the newest image unveiled as part of this viral:
These are the latest Oscorp updates for now, we'll be sure to let you know if more is unlocked from here.