The US Navy launches cryptology game Project Architeuthis

 
 
 

The US Navy launches cryptology game Project Architeuthis

Do you like Cryptology? Can you break some code? Well, the NAVY is looking for you. They've created a new game on Facebook called Project Architeuthis.

The 18-day game is a fictitious U.S. Navy top-secret weapons system project. It's also a recruitment tool, and way to increase their presence on social media. The game is simple and also complex. You have to track down a mysterious enemy who has stolen the plans for a top-secret weapon and is traveling back to their secret island lair to build their own.

Can the Navy cryptologists saves the world?

Good question. Either way, I hope the Navy realized the irony of putting a cryptology game on Facebook, itself no stranger to data mining.

This fun bit of sleuthing/recruitment tool was created by Lowe Campbell Ewald.

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