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|Chapters • Clues • Website • Videos|
Find815.com is the site that hosts Find 815, the second alternative reality game (ARG) from ABC studios and the creative team behind Lost. The site was revealed on December 31, 2007 via another website, Flyoceanicair.com. It is scheduled to produce content for players until the premiere of Season 4 on January 31, 2008.
Find815.com logo from Facebook
Find815.com hacked TV ad
These captions referred directly to the Find 815 website ("The Constant-Enhanced")
The storyline of Find 815 revolves around Oceanic Airlines IT technician Sam Thomas and his investigation into finding his love Sonya, who was on board the ill-fated Flight 815. The player learns of Find 815 through a hacked video placed on the flyoceanicair.com website, an Oceanic Airlines TV Ad, or one of several billboards located in the nine Oceanic destination cities.
The Find 815 arc is revealed in a series of five chapters, each containing various tasks and clues to be found by the player. A chapter corresponds with a week's worth of clues (Monday–Friday), leading up to the Season 4 premiere. There are six types of tasks needed to be fulfilled in every chapter in order to get a further understanding of the continuous story line: emails, web sites, videos, messages, activity, and clue hunt. A few of each task type are released every two days. By registering on the site, the player can log in from any computer and have their progress saved throughout the story.
Sam's desk before he boarded the Christiane I
There are three main sections of the website with different purposes:
- "My Progress" shows the player how much they have completed, i.e. how many tasks they've fulfilled each chapter.
- "Sam's Desk" provides an interface for the player to learn about Sam's activities and information he knows. There are several clickable objects:
- "Story So Far" provides chapter summaries and allows the player to jump to a particular point of the story to play or view it again.
At the bottom right hand corner of the website is a counter which counts down to the next page/chapter release.
After initial placeholder
Players experienced troubles accessing the website on the evening of January 7, 2008. During the minutes after the timer reached zero for the introduction of Chapter 2, a placeholder page was put in. (see below and right) After the initial placeholder page, a 403 Error came up, as of Jan 08 2008 0247 GMT. (see below and right)
Development of the game
Find815.com on Jan 08, 2008 02:05 GMT
The site also contains a Flickr tshirt campaign, where you can download Find 815 graphics for ironing onto clothes, and upload photos of yourself.
Capture of Flickr Tshirt Campaign.