Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Pretty Much Clinched: EHWR Is PR For An RPG

I think this is the final nail in the coffin, putting to rest any notion that the Ethan Haas mythos is anything other than promotion for the forthcoming tabletop RPG from Mind Storm Labs called Alpha Omega.

At the end of this Cloverfield Clues post, they link to this image comparison between the ruined city at the end of the Ethan Haas Was Right puzzles and a graphic with the filename ruins.jpg on the Mind Storm Labs site for Alpha Omega.

It seems to be different versions of the exact same ruins. So unless this is some stock image and somehow Mind Storm Games and Red Interactive Agency just mysteriously happened to both use the same stock image, I think this issue is settled.

3 comments:

Five5six said...

Reason to not believe:

1) AICN has been known to post complete fabrications and incorrect things before.

2) The EHWR stuff was pulled my Paramount. This might just be an error, but...

3) This is a RPG by a company No one has ever heard of, with a website with very sparse information and very little to the design

4) 3) RPGs are not high margin investments. Pretty much unless your name is Wizards of the Coast and you have the financial backing of Hasbro, you won't get rich making pen and paper RPGs. Now, having a ARG advertisement using someone like #ff0000 to work on it simply doesn't make sense for a product that will make so little money.

The One True b!X said...

1) AICN has been known to post complete fabrications and incorrect things before.

They have not, however, been known to post fabricated emails from people in Hollywood with whom they've been in semi-regular contact for years.

2) The EHWR stuff was pulled my Paramount. This might just be an error, but...

See my other post for the more rational explanation.

3) This is a RPG by a company No one has ever heard of, with a website with very sparse information and very little to the design

Of course, some of that "very little" includes a version of an image which also appears on Ethan Haas Was Right.

4) 3) RPGs are not high margin investments.

But we do know that Mind Storm has a venture capital partner.

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