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

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: Match Land, Drift It!, Fez, Shadow Fight 3, Gorogoa

Last edited by Wicked8146; 12-16-2012 at 11:54 AM.
12-14-2012, 06:36 PM
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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.
12-18-2012, 08:57 AM
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Great work Wicked! Very thorough! I'll try to be of help later tonight after class (been studying for a midterm).

From what I can tell (I'm on my phone so I can't do much) but the creepy animal on :35 looks like a close up of a goat to me.
12-18-2012, 10:36 AM
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Got my hands on some iphone video editing software! Couldn't wait till I got home (10 hours from now). Haha

EDIT: Just got home and managed to take a closer look at the video. But for starters, here are a few images from the Announcement Trailer (anybody know how to translate runes? They look like Scandinavian runes.)

ANd for the latest, some screenshots!

0:23 - strange squiggly lines on a reddish background, might be words.

0:28 - creepy cabin


0:34.21 - large letter "E" to left of house.

0:37 - large letter "P" to right of house

0:38.64 - Looks like an upside down lowercase "T"

Call me crazy, but that highlighted part of the windmill looks a LOT like the letter "I"


And it seems to me that's a small girl at the right side of the window (I'm probably just going insane from looking at the video frame by frame!):


A sneaky "R" on the bottom left:

0:45.08 - large letter "d" or "p" on the right side

Those are the letters I've found, dunno if I missed any. But working with those:


A full anagram gives me:

Redipt: To immerse briefly into a liquid

adj - Timid by nature or revealing timidity
adj - Filled with apprehension
- Timid; timorous.

Could mean something....could mean nothing at all at this point, considering how some of the letters are flipped. Bs could be Ps or Ds for all I know. But I arranged them in a way that all 6 found letters can be used.

Found more dates I think these might be all of them?: 1746,1872, 1885, 1889, 1922, 2004, 2013. (maybe the dates the Year Walks have taken place in the past?)

Via Twitter:
(Simogo needs a higher megapixel camera!) :P


Pretty sure that's year walk imagery above his head.

Probably just decoration but y'know.

Last edited by Eoghann; 12-19-2012 at 01:28 AM.
12-19-2012, 12:57 AM
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Welp, that's all I've found for now.

Because they've jam packed the video with so much imagery, I tried to focus on the more tangible clues instead of the abstract ones. Coz there were a lot of forest, graveyards, and things like that there, I might have just as well posted every single video frame!


Last edited by Eoghann; 12-19-2012 at 01:06 AM.
12-21-2012, 07:27 AM
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Great job Eoghann! Good research. Don't forget the V in the scene I found.

V-E-P-T-I-R-D (??)

I don't know. I wish there was another hint of some sort because we found a bunch of really cool stuff but not sure where to go with it. What video editing software did you use? Perhaps I can look a bit deeper as well.

For the fun of it I zoomed in on the pics on their wall, although the resolution is crap.

The one in the red frame and the one in the black frame on the upper left are definitely from Year Walk. There is one of the cop from BSB as well. I think the one in the white frame in the middle is from Bumpy Road.

I also decided to pull images from all the trailers of all the characters I have found so far (aside from the 5 original b&w characters):

Playing: Match Land, Drift It!, Fez, Shadow Fight 3, Gorogoa

Last edited by Wicked8146; 12-21-2012 at 07:48 AM.
12-21-2012, 08:12 AM
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Hey Wicked! Same here, I just told Simogo I LOVE digging into the trailers; but they leave me with more questions than answers! haha

I had a short conversation with Simogo on Twitter and I got this:

Me: Just two questions: are there more letters? And is it a girl in the window or my imagination?

Simogo: More letters. Not all found are correct. Your imagination.

Me: it gets much trickier when the letters are allowed to flip. Bs,Ds and Ps.

Simogo: everything is rotated in the same way
So every letter is upside down. But that makes the letter "i"...an exclamation mark?


Jeez. xD

I need to revise those frames when I get home!

As to the video software, I downloaded the video onto my computer with Internet Download Manager, but you can use any regular YouTube video downloader, they're a dime a dozen.

I then opened it with KMPlayer , paused it and pressed "F" to advance frame by frame on the video. Every press advances it a single frame....so get ready for staring at the screen for quite a bit!

I admit I scanned faster through parts that didn't seem relevant...but that might be where the other letters are hidden. So a more thorough frame by frame analysis might be necessary...

Last edited by Eoghann; 12-21-2012 at 08:37 AM.
12-23-2012, 06:10 PM
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K. I downloaded the video as a flash file and used VLC player to go through each frame (Pause and press E to advance). BTW, that is 1,224 times pressing the letter E I think. I also found only the following letters:

V - E - D - T - R - P

"VED" in Swedish means "firewood". That's the only thing I have so far. I was thinking of words that are close to those letters. Does "trapped" make sense? Maybe reading too much into it. Not sure what this could be a clue for.

BTW, Simogo gave us a shout out in their year end blog. I am also still puzzled by the Year Walk image they have on their main page that makes a question mark appears when you roll over.

I also looked up "Church Grim" which is in the text in the trailer and got this definition.

Playing: Match Land, Drift It!, Fez, Shadow Fight 3, Gorogoa

Last edited by Wicked8146; 12-23-2012 at 06:44 PM.
12-27-2012, 02:06 PM
Originally Posted by Wicked8146 View Post

V - E - D - T - R - P
Awesome digging, but trp sounds weird... like there's a vowel missing?