Legendary ARG Perplex City and the Mystery of a Man Named Satochi

We promise this is not about Bitcoin. It’s about an ARG that led to a 14 year search for a random guy named Satochi. It’s like a gamified William-Gibson-esque crowd-sourced ARG Where’s Waldo with a happy ending. Here’s more from FindSatochi.com:

On July 31, 2006, an alternate reality game (ARG) called Perplex City released foil packs of puzzle cards ranging in difficulty from easy (“red”) to impossible (“silver”). Players could solve the cards and enter solutions into the website, to appear on a leaderboard. The game ended in 2008, and the website is now defunct….

Puzzle #256 was a silver card titled “Billion to One”. It features a man’s photograph and the Japanese characters 私を 見つけなさい (watashi o mitsuke nasai, “find me”). A Perplex City hint line gave the clue, “My name is Satoshi.”

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