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Year Walk Riddle Decoders Club - Deciphering Simogo's Next Game

08-22-2012, 09:12 AM
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Year Walk Riddle Decoders Club - Deciphering Simogo's Next Game

OFFICIAL UPCOMING THREAD: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=151138

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The game has been announced. It is called Year Walk. http://www.yearwalk.com

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Hey guys,

I am a huge fan of Beat Sneak Bandit and I know many of you are as well so I am excited about Simogo's new game dubbed "Game 4". So far it is a secret but they keep dropping little clues here and there. Jared already made a post about this previously:


They posted this image to their twitter feed:

And this on their blog:

With a title that is a number sequence that ads up to 8. The text over the picture also says "8".

The new image on lakewary.com is called "2of9.gif"

Also, http://www.lakewary.com has now changed. The title of the page says 8 and their twitter feed says "it changes everyday". It is definitely a countdown.

They were at GDC and showed off some stuff but I have not been able to find anything about it on the internet. They keep dropping hints on their twitter account @simogogames

Here's what has been shown so far:

The image from Jared's post which is a QR code:

As Jared states, the QR code goes here: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:...t_hest_01a.jpg

In the comments of the post they link to this book: http://translate.google.com/translat...g-i-sverige%2F

All of their recent efforts have been pointing people to their teaser site here: http://lakewary.com/

This just changed it today to host an animated gif on the front page:

I found a gif frame extractor:

Here is the castle with an image of that goat looking thing in the window:

Here is the goat guy in the window of a house:

Here is the goat guy in someone's eye:

After you click on it, you get 5 images:

When you roll over each image they say:
"this night belongs to them"
The top of the site says "No sleep No Food No Light" and the page is /watchers.htm

In the comments of one of their posts they put a few letters in bold as a clue:

"Yikes! Don’t ask how it happened but it seeMs that we’re giving a talk at GDC Europe.

Here’s our session!

In other news, work on GAME4 is going well. TouchArcade picked up a few of our mysteries. How You found them aLl?

ThINGs might be a little quiet around here for some weeks, hope that’s ok!"

The letters M-Y-L-I-N-G are in bold.

They post stuff on their blog hinting at the game:

Some more clues via twitter:

"Some of our inspirations for GAME4 include: FPS games, Yuri Norstein, Pop-up books, the iPhone safari browser, Zelda games and folk lore."

"We just added foot step sounds to GAME4 and OH MY it's like a little world in there, now!"

"In the birthplace of she who ended Cladius days, first imagery in rapid sequence." (Ed:Cladius was ended by his wife, Agrippina, who was from Cologne,Germany. GDC was in Cologne Germany.)

"Magic ink is a great thing, because you can write secret things with it."

In summary, it seems they are teasing a game about 5 creatures, a mysterious lake (in Sweden?) and a horse.

Anyone have anything else?

Playing: Jetpack Fighter, Space Grunts, Clash Royale, Splash Cars

Last edited by Wicked8146; 09-04-2012 at 08:58 AM.
08-22-2012, 03:27 PM
Awesome digging there
There's definitely more stuff at our blog though, tee-hee!

08-22-2012, 07:55 PM
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08-28-2012, 08:14 AM
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Los Angeles
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Edited OP with lots of new info.

Playing: Jetpack Fighter, Space Grunts, Clash Royale, Splash Cars
08-28-2012, 12:24 PM
Wow, Wicked 8146, that's some seriously great and thorough detective work you've done there. Very nicely done. And very 'helpful', as well. Attempting to peer through all the opaque, cryptic missives for some kind of clue, or message, is easily ratcheting up my excitement for this game to a new level... What could it all mean? What could it be? Simogo, you guys are just too talented...
08-28-2012, 04:30 PM
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: Eugene, OR
Posts: 32
I'm interested, that's for sure
10-31-2012, 02:09 PM
Inre: latest video update 10/31

These Simogo devs are really on the cutting edge of IOS gaming. "Year Walk" is not an exception. I can't wait. I'm a fan.

Simply brilliant! And appropriately creepy!
12-14-2012, 05:39 PM
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Well, well, well. Here comes Simogo with some more teasing. They just posted this little rhyme on their FB page:

A moving card in snowy season,
Every clip is there for a reason,
Mysteries hidden in every frame,
You might already be playing the game.

It is reference to their Year Walk Christmas video they just produced:

Breakdown of the video:

0:00 - 0:18 - Image of the house with snow falling.
0:19 - Quick flash of a forest from inside a car driving by.
0:23 - Close up of the house overlayed with real world video of trees

0:26 - Image of a drawing of a not yet seen before face, followed by an image of an angel looking character
0:28 - A zoom in of more real forest overlaying the house

0:31 - 0:32 - The house from a different angle, overlayed with some more real world trees. A suspicious upside down V in the lower right corner. The image of the house turns negative and then the wireframe of the house appears.

0:33 - Mysterious person with a goat-head key appears.

0:34 - Text from the plot of the story

0:35 - Unexplained image of creepy animal - one frame
0:36 - More real-life image of trees
0:37 - Real life image of a fence

0:40 - Image of what appears to be an iPhone 5 with the girl character and text underneath that says "Skogsraet " and underneath that it says "The Huldra". The next frame is an image of a phone interface. Skogsraet means "Wood Nymph" and Huldra is a seductive forest creature.
0:42 - Real life footage of a windmill
0:45 - Picture of the ominous farm house, in color! Red!

0:48 - 0:52 Ending with release date as 2013 but it also flashes on a few other years which may or may not be significant. 1872, 2004, 1746 Final image is of the now familiar goat character.

So what are they getting at here? Hard to tell. Looks like the images with the cell phone, the goat key and of course the house are all in-game. It's hard to speculate without knowing more or what we are looking for but the rhyme above does imply that we're already looking at the game so that's why I think those scenes are in-game footage.

Playing: Jetpack Fighter, Space Grunts, Clash Royale, Splash Cars

Last edited by Wicked8146; 12-16-2012 at 11:54 AM.
12-14-2012, 06:36 PM
Joined: May 2012
Location: New York
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Originally Posted by Wicked8146 View Post
Well, well, well. Here comes Simogo with some more teasing. [...] I'll try to investigate more this weekend and post here.
Well if it isn't the master detective; ready to unveil the many clues in Simogo's intricate web of mystery...:P

12-18-2012, 08:42 AM
Awesome digging. Not sure you found everything.