GC2 Mission Network
In order to play Vanishing Leaves you first need to download the ARIS (Augmented Reality Interactive Storytelling) application to your mobile device. This critical briefing walks you through getting set up and the technical specifications required to play the game.
HOW TO PLAY VANISHING LEAVES
This file provides information on how to play the Vanishing Leaves game including how to navigate the main game interface.
This walk-through demonstrates how to successfully create GeoUpload files, place-based composing exercises which are required to complete the game.
HOW TO GET TO BROOKLYN HEIGHTS
This location-based game is designed to be played in Brooklyn Heights. Find out how to get there!
About a month ago, booksellers, private collectors, universities, and libraries started receiving substantial offers from an anonymous buyer for their first edition copies of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass. Those that refused had their copies stolen in a series of highly sophisticated thefts. In a matter of weeks, all existing first edition copies of the book had been acquired from both private and public collections. Then, this morning, an online virus called “Mower” was released that took down every webpage containing Whitman’s poetry and prose, as well as all scholarship pertaining to him and his work. Online booksellers (even e-commerce giant Big Books) were forced to discontinue offering Whitman’s works after their product pages were hacked. In each instance, the content on the webpage was replaced by a mysterious snake logo and the text, “ophidia in herba.”
Several of our technical agents scoured the code of these hacked pages and discovered a secret audio link embedded in the snake image. Review the audio message below.
Agent Singer, if what this recording says is true, Leaves of Grass is in danger of becoming a lost work, forgotten forever by humankind. Your mission is to save it and Walt Whitman from obscurity and discover who is behind this plot.
A team of specialized agents has been assembled to assist you with your mission and provide you with important information and objectives. Learn more about the Great Companions and your team!