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PERPLEX CITY, SEASON ZERO
The UK paper The Guardian, on Monday 2004-03-15 had a job advertisement.
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The contents of the advert is a simple subsitution cypher. Translates to:
Ever imagined sitting behind the curtain helping craft a world changing, globe spanning immersive treasure hunt? We're creating a completely new type of game you play everywhere clues-surround you in newspapers, magazines, films, books video games via txt and across a spanning maze of websites. Whom can you trust? Where does fantasy end and reality begin? You've passed the first test stage now follow the white rabbit. www.projectsyzygy.com see marketing week page 60 11/03/04.