Vanishing Point - new viral marketing campaign?

In the last 48 hours, viewers of the Internet Explorer Development Blog have been treated to a mysterious image on the right side of the page. Deliberately worded for maximum appeal, the text reads "Most of you won't figure this out", followed by a code of three sets of 20 characters and a web address.

Visitors to the linked vanishingpointgame.com site are treated to a Flash login page and a countdown timer.

Neowinians - set to work. Find out what this is all about.

View: Coded message
View: Vanishing Point website
View: Neowin forum discussion

The image reads (reproduced in text form):

Most of you won't figure this out

rpf6ncada34wget32-84
kvezz1x6cfp0egnyvm32
z3o6qj-o3ddwn3;u-loe

vanishingpointgame.com

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The arrows pointing between the different letters must mean something... do they indicate the direction you should read the letters? And what does that number in the bottom right mean?

As ChocIST said above with the cursor change - but if you drag the mouse over this area and right click you can copy what is hidden there.

"16:03:34:32:171" is what is copied.

Any ideas?

Mike

It revels a puzzle...the cursor changes onMouseOver of "R I R A U G" on the 6 line from the top and 2 character in from the left. It also has the numbers "215936162" on the bottom right hand side.

ChocIST

After a user named "lokivanishes" posted a hint in the forum thread, the key was found to be "wh0isl0ki"
This unlocks some kind of puzzle...

OK, if you enter an incorrect key on the site, it tells you as such. Well, I found a key that does not tell me its incorrect, BUT nothing happens. Anyone else found a key that doesn't give you any "incorrect key" message and nothing happens?

Yes, I found one. If you type in 42entertainment you do not get an "incorect key" message, but nothing happens. This is proof that 42 entertainment have something to do with advertising this product.

haha. Its actually quite simple..

if you know how to use vanishing point in photoshop cs2...

it gives, what seems to me... the release date for adobe photoshop cs3... or otherwise creative suite 3.

wallah... i, a neowinian, ROCK!

um a litte help please so i make the vanishing point on the whole plane of the 3d object on which the text is on? where is the line of perspective? and then what do i do to it.

It's the release of the new US Passports with RFID. Microsoft is working with the Department of Homeland security on encryption. I think the passports are going to run Windows Embedded.

Invisible Sandwich. It all makes sense.

Quote - bigflavor said @ #21
It's the release of the new US Passports with RFID. Microsoft is working with the Department of Homeland security on encryption. I think the passports are going to run Windows Embedded.

Invisible Sandwich. It all makes sense.

Whoa, passports with windows embedded on them :|!!!

Now just stick in a graphics card and lemme play HL2 whilst waiting in the long lines at immigration :P

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Back to reality, I think that actually what it could be! Good job!

Quote - Shadowdruid said @ #21.1

Whoa, passports with windows embedded on them :|!!!

Now just stick in a graphics card and lemme play HL2 whilst waiting in the long lines at immigration :P

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Back to reality, I think that actually what it could be! Good job!


/me builds a wall around Shadowdruid

According to Sothink SWF Decompiler There's an invisible 'BACK' button on the bottom left corner that does nothing.

Yea, that has me wondering, why put that comment into the source code? The Javascripts mean nothing much, but then again, i am slightly drunk...