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Hey, everyone. It's been some time since I used this forum.

I would like to share a... discovery I made a few hours ago. I've searched the forum, using a couple of related keywords, and no matching posts were found, so maybe, as unbelievable, as it may be, nobody has found it yet, or at least the very least — nobody has posted anything about it, so far. I'm not sure if it's the right place for this kind of post, but there's no forum section that's dedicated to any of the upcoming FG's games.

But what am I talking about? Please, take a look at nextfrictionalgame.com (for those who don't know anything about it — it's a sort of a placeholder website that someday is going to be swapped with the actual page for the game [or games] that FG is currently developing). While I think the fetus on the main page looks cool (I'm not sure if it's only my imagination, but I think that the last time I saw it, it was much smaller), the discovery I wanted to share with you is found in the source code of the page. If you're using Firefox like me, you can RMB-click the page and choose: "View page source".

We're not done yet, though. Now, if you scroll down the page, you will see the following code fragment:

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<section class="wrapper">
<span>&#x45;&#x78;&#x78;&#x70;&#x65;&#x64;&#x69;&#x74;&#x69;&#x6f;&#x6e;&colon;&#x20;&#x66;&#x72;&#x72;&#x65;&#x71;&#x75;&#x65;&#x6e;&#x6e;&#x63;&#x79;&#x20;&#x6f;&#x6f;&#x66;&#x20;&#x72;&#x61;&#x64;&#x64;&#x69;&#x6f;&#x6f;&#x20;&#x37;&#x38;&period;&#x33;&#x20;&#x73;&#x68;&#x6f;&#x72;&#x74;&#x20;&#x57;&#x57;&#x61;&#x76;&#x65;&#x20;&#x73;&#x65;&#x51;&#x51;&#x75;&#x65;&#x6e;&#x63;&#x65;</span>
</section>


The code between <span> and </span> seemed funny to me. It kind of looked like a string of character coded in hexadecimal notation, so I cleared up the code using notepad and CTRL+H function to obtain just the string of numbers.

I've got this:
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45 78 78 70 65 64 69 74 69 6f 6e &colon 20 66 72 72 65 71 75 65 6e 6e 63 79 20 6f 6f 66 20 72 61 64 64 69 6f 6f 20 37 38 &period 33 20 73 68 6f 72 74 20 57 57 61 76 65 20 73 65 51 51 75 65 6e 63 65


Next, I swapped &colon for :, and &period for ., and used an online hex to text converter (not sure if I can share the link, so just search for "hex to text" on Google) to translate the remaining characters.

I've got the following:

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Exxpedition: frrequenncy oof raddioo 78.3 short WWave seQQuence


So what do you think?

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Update: So, I found out that the entire "decoding" was pointless, as you could just highlight that portion of the code, using "Inspect Element" option in Firefox, and a similar on Chrome. Wink
(This post was last modified: 01-29-2020, 04:09 PM by Vertical.)
01-29-2020, 11:01 AM
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RE: A little discovery regarding the website for a new FG's game

Check out the #general_unannounced channel on Discord where people have been discussing the ARG.
01-31-2020, 06:07 PM
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