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Assassin’s Creed 3 – Hack History, Not People

October 14, 2012, Author: Matt Parker

Ubisoft really want you to pay attention to a little-known game they’re releasing called Assassin’s Creed 3. Oh, you’ve heard of it?

It would seem then, that this promotion is aimed at you.

Posters, YouTube videos and TV adverts are so last decade. The fact is, if you’ve not got some meta-game, augmented reality tasks lined up for your fans, you’re not doing it right.

In comes Ubisoft, who have announced their ‘Hacked History‘ web game. In a statement released the other day, what is essentially a photo-hunt game is made to sound interesting;

“Over the next nine days, the Assassin’s Creed III community must work together to find the hidden anomalies in a series of historical moments from the American Revolution. Over 21,000 anomalies have already been found by Assassin’s Creed fans, each one revealing another small part of a larger puzzle!”

Click on the picture. You know, like an assassin would.

With the first picture already done, today sees the unlocking of the second. What will actually happen when all 3 pictures are ‘decoded’? No idea. Odds are it’ll reveal a new YouTube video, a piece of DLC or a nice hat for my XBox avatar to wear.

Despite this particular webgame not grabbing my interest, I’m seriously excited for Assassin’s Creed 3. If it means I have to click about on a couple of photos to get more information on the game, then that’s what I’m going to do.