Can You Solve This Puzzle Hidden in the New 'Imitation Game' Trailer?

November 24, 2014
Source: Twitter

The Imitation Game

"Are you paying attention?" Time to put your mind to use. One of my favorite films of the year is hitting theaters later this week – The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing who helps break the Enigma code during WWII. The Weinstein Company recently released yet another one-minute trailer/spot for the film (seen below), and hidden in it is an IP URL which links to a viral cryptography/code breaking website. It's actually a Google-made cryptography website with, likely, something cool at the end if you can get all the way in. Anyone want to give this a try? "You are in control of what is about to happen."

In the film, Alan Turing hires extra help for top secret work by putting out a crossword puzzle and saying "if you can solve this in 10 minutes, call this number." This website plays off of that with another viral game - if you can beat this in 10 minutes, you're in. Can you figure it out? Here's a glimpse at the latest trailer for Morten Tyldum's The Imitation Game with the hidden URL which connects to the cryptography website:

In the first few seconds of the trailer, at around 0:04, there's a hidden URL for a (Google) website which contains a timed 10-minute game to figure out some coded details for a small crossword puzzle. Screenshot:

The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game

The clue changes every 10 minutes, so you must know your ciphers and cryptography to make sense of all of this and get through to the next step. Here's the tweet that tipped us off to the viral site in the first place:

Found another tweet showing how there's even more after you beat the first crossword puzzle. Keep at it:

Let us know how far you get and if you're recruited for any jobs? And go see The Imitation Game in theaters.

The Imitation Game is directed by Norwegian filmmaker Morten Tyldum (Headhunters) and written by Graham Moore, making his feature writing debut. Benedict Cumberbatch plays Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist with the development of computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted by the UK government in 1952 for homosexual acts which the country deemed illegal. Keira Knightly, Matthew Goode and Mark Strong also star in the film which The Weinstein Company is releasing just after Thanksgiving on November 28th.

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I no good at maths.

DAVIDPD on Nov 24, 2014


Solved it but then it points to more puzzles.

tet on Nov 25, 2014


Yes, but leads to more puzzles.

Ashsss on Nov 26, 2014

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