Two weeks ago, The Vault was launched by fintech startup Stash—their love letter to the gaming industry. Half homage to retro games, half browser-based puzzle, half ARG—enough game for 1.5 games—a game so cryptic and challenging, that nobody has beat it.
There is a new clue dropping today. Are they releasing more puzzles, or does 4/13/2018 have some other greater significance? Friday the 13th... Alfred Mosher Butts birthday, the creator of Scrabble? (no) The day Tiger Woods won the Masters for the first time? (no) Is it even a date at all... 4,132,018—the number of buried unsold copies of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, one of the biggest commercial failures in video gaming history? (maybe..)
Thousands of people have tested their luck, entering over half a million codes—while thousands more have sought answers in a subreddit. Who will beat the game? Who will take home $5,000?