The Beginning of The Game
Video | Statement Text | Audio clip of Morpheus | Teams Presentation
Teams were instructed to meet us at The
Roxie Theater in San Francisco at 9:30am. We had 15 valet parkers
waiting for the vans who immediately drove the vans to North Berkeley
BART, unbeknownst to the teams. Inside, the teams had their pictures
taken and then waited while Matrix music played softly on the
speakers. Just before 10, the lights dimmed and the music stopped.
The opening song from The Matrix Soundtrack began playing loudly
through the speakers. On the first hard beat, the door slammed open
and Swiss, Pivot, Kretek, and Doro, in full matrix costumes, filed
down the aisle past the teams to the stage. They posed for a few
seconds until the music faded and Swiss made his way to the podium.
At this time, Swiss informed the teams of a dire emergency. Zion was
cut off and without power, those who knew the coordinates were all
inside, and there was a danger of the machines locating the city and
destroying humanity's chances of survival. Fortunately, Morpheus had
foreseen this possibility and had left a trail to Zion within the
matrix. The teams' task had changed to finding Zion and restoring
power before the machines did and before Zion lost its oxygen supply.
Click here to read the statement. Click
here to see a short video of the start.
Next, Pivot got up and introduced all the teams. He gave a
presentation with snippets from the application and pre-game. To view
the presentation, click here.
Lastly, The Recruiters used the agents coded by the teams to determine
the order they were sent out into the field. All 16 agents were
placed on the video game board and allowed to eace against each other
(see picture above). As they finished in the video game, the teams
got the clue that would lead them to The Oracle, their first stop on
the way to finding Zion.
Go to the clues.