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

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

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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: Xenowerk, Space Marshals, Drylands

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

I am not a dev, I just post here.
I am not a dev, I just post here.
I am not a dev, I just post here.
08-28-2012, 08:14 AM
Edited OP with lots of new info.

Playing: Xenowerk, Space Marshals, Drylands
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
I'm interested, that's for sure
08-28-2012, 07:47 PM
Joined: May 2012
Location: New York
Posts: 1,300
I love how these guys always push themselves to new boundaries! They love experimenting new genres.

Subscribing to keep updated on this. Great sleuthing!

For what it's worth, I just went to lakewary.com And the title of the page says "8".
And the name of the .gif is now "2of9.gif".

Also, I decided to take a look myself at ALMSTEN.GIF (as far as I can tell that's a location in Sweden).

And I found a few more frames where the goat is located:



Last edited by Eoghann; 08-28-2012 at 08:00 PM.
08-29-2012, 05:45 AM
Awesome guys. Thanks for the props. The page now says "7" today with a new image on the blog.

The Lake Wary logo now has the "e" animated.

This image is 3of9.gif I already tried fusking the images with no success. They are too smart for that. I'm currently investigating the names of the photos with the numbers drawn on hands. Right now there is no pattern.

Playing: Xenowerk, Space Marshals, Drylands

Last edited by Wicked8146; 08-29-2012 at 05:56 AM.
08-29-2012, 07:00 AM
Joined: May 2012
Location: New York
Posts: 1,300
Originally Posted by Wicked8146 View Post
Awesome guys. Thanks for the props. The page now says "7" today with a new image on the blog.

I checked their Facebook, and that same image was posted with the title "Leaky War".


Probably just an anagram of Lake Wary.

08-30-2012, 06:30 AM
Simogo won a Unite award for Best Gameplay. Big ups. On their FB page they said there might be a hint about Game 4 in the video. They were unable to attend the awards show but left a message to be read that said:

"If you try to bend the rules of the universe and open the rift that separates our world and what lies beyond it, there will be consequences."

Not sure what that means exactly but they have referenced "consequences" before. It might just be a theme to their game. I am trying to think of how this could be some sort of clue. I keep thinking about "bending the rules", which is also something they have referenced before. It's as if they are enticing us to break something. But what, and how?

Lakewary.com now says 6 and they have revised the image with the "A" animating. Image 40f9.gif:

Playing: Xenowerk, Space Marshals, Drylands

Last edited by Wicked8146; 08-30-2012 at 09:51 AM.