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DeRigeur
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Joined: 07 Mar 2016
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Snail mail update!

Packages received by Jason and Lucario, so far. Timescape still waiting.

Pics:
http://imgur.com/a/MmPZl
http://imgur.com/a/cUPGe

There are a few punchcard codes containing pictures of Leslie, probably from a future video.

Also emoji codes which so far translate to:

XORZE FG JL TD TI AO XB QR GB OO FL JJ JX
GRC UC BT AR PV DO IB EY MA ME FE XI NX SN
ehavaceaktbngrmoakpgzfnfj
izdvlzpninbnsilgzzxvypwel
wincpfekrzpdyaplowqjwqnhg


Not sure about those. The rest is original art (and some printouts) from the Stressed Penguin comic and (almost certainly) The Heart and the Crown, which is probably an adventure game of some kind.

PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:53 pm
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DeRigeur
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A summary of recent story developments, courtesy of Timescape and me for humansoulsarg:

http://humansoulsarg.tumblr.com/post/150433169308/the-heart-and-the-crown-plot-summary

And here is the solve which led up to the release of the "Heart and the Crown" adventure:

http://humansoulsarg.tumblr.com/post/150433706803/the-heart-and-the-crown-solve

PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:48 am
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DeRigeur
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Still trying to solve this one if anyone's got ideas:

http://humansoulsarg.tumblr.com/post/152978613208/election-day-trump-posters-partial-solves

PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:25 am
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DeRigeur
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So Human Souls ARG has updated with a puzzle WE created as a group of players in the Sister Location server. Proud of this!

http://pangenttechnologies.tumblr.com/post/153510935957/httpsyoutubel6daqfvh5rc-akym-kzik-aw

PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:11 pm
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DeRigeur
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New summary at the Game Detectives Wiki!
http://wiki.gamedetectives.net/index.php?title=Human_Souls&action=history

New Sister Location puzzle made by players!
http://pangenttechnologies.tumblr.com/post/154953464697/what-a-thoughtful-giftthank-you

Happy 2017!

PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:11 pm
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timescape
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Joined: 11 Sep 2015
Posts: 20
Location: Kansas

Pangent Technologies Wants You!

This ARG recently celebrated it's one year anniversary, as the first videos dropped on January 29, 2016 and the ARG was discovered and made the first tumblr posts on February 16, 2016.

I continue to be amazed at the level of detail, effort, cleverness, quality, and care that Pangent Technologies (whoever they may be) puts into this ARG.
The puzzles have continued to be original, clever, and very well done.

I highly recommend this ARG to anyone here.

The story is complex and a lot of stuff has been released in the last year, but it was recently hinted at that we need to go back to move forward, so it might be the perfect time to come up to speed on all that is happening at Pangent Technolgies as portions of the story are revisited or told from a different angle.

Some resources:

Start Here
A very nice introduction to the ARG can be found at the Game Detectives wiki here: http://wiki.gamedetectives.net/index.php?title=Human_Souls
That wiki entry contains the 'sofa' summary, written by Pangent, which takes the wide view of the story and summarizes much of what has happened and showcases the level of skill in the writing.

Pangent Technologies tumblr
The main source for new puzzles is the Pangent Technologies tumblr blog at http://pangenttechnologies.tumblr.com/. Most posts to this blog contain puzzles or codes leading to the reveal of new story elements.

Signal and Noise YouTube Channel
Pangent's YouTube Channel is titled Signal and Noise and is where videos are posted. Public videos nearly always contain puzzles or codes in them which lead to additional content including private videos.

Pangent Technologies Twitter
They also have a twitter, https://twitter.com/pangenttech, which is used less often, and often references some of the more tangentially related story elements (or memes)

Player Community Discord
The player community uses the Game Detectives discord server to chat and solve puzzles as they are released. It can be found at https://discord.me/gamedetectives in channel #arg-human-souls

Player Solves tumblr
The player community summarizes the solves, giving details on the puzzle solution and documenting the story advancements on the unofficial tumblr here (NOTE: This entire site has a spoiler warning) http://humansoulsarg.tumblr.com/

We could use You!
This ARG has also thrived on two-way communication with Pangent responding very well to player input. We could always use more players to provide that input. There have even been three puzzle trains submitted by players working together as Pangent's 'Sister Location' and posted by Pangent, including the most recent one in which a Spice Girls themed ROM hack of Super Mario World housed puzzles. See here for Pangent's playthrough of the game: https://youtu.be/rH4Fs4KVEkw

New energy and a larger player base would be great, and I can't recommend this ARG enough. If you have any questions or would like to give it a try, stop on over at the Game Detectives discord channel #arg-human-souls. You could also respond here or message me, but when new stuff appears, discord is where the group works on it.

PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:06 pm
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timescape
Boot


Joined: 11 Sep 2015
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Location: Kansas

Recap/Introduction to the Human Souls ARG for new players

It's been right at a year since I discovered this ARG, and it continues to be very interesting and fun with a great story and clever puzzles.

Since the player base is small, and many of the players were not following the ARG in its early days, we've started a project of going through the stuff from the ARG in chronological order, and summarizing the solutions on our regular compilation/solutions blog.

The tag #13ago is used for content that appeared in the ARG 13 months ago or more. Using this tag on the solutions blog, you can read up on how the ARG started, and easily work your way through all the material. The goal is to present around a day's worth of content each day, so people can follow along at a reasonable pace.

This is the link to the #13ago tag in chronological order: http://humansoulsarg.tumblr.com/tagged/13ago/chrono/

We are also currently working to 'unlock the pigs' which refers to one of the characters, Sharon, who has password 'guineapix' and may or may not have recently been erased from existance! To unlock Sharon, Pangent Technologies has been inviting players to reserve lockers with their username and something they like, for instance the first locker was reserved by character Leslie:
Quote:
Locker #1 (of 54) claimed by user MayorSassenheim in the name of David Lynch and the cats of Cat Town.

We could really use more players, and at least locker reservations as we try to get to the 54 locker goal.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:04 pm
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DeRigeur
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Snail mail update!

Thanks to Timescape as usual for writing all this up. A great trail with a great ending.

http://humansoulsarg.tumblr.com/post/159997919848/spice-girls-fan-club-snail-mail-solve

Also, Pangent has a Patreon now:

https://www.patreon.com/pangent

PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:47 pm
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