“Dark Days” Are Here?

darkdays.jpgIn the past few days, there have been many signs pointing towards Dark Days Are Coming, a mysterious web site that features some haunting music and puzzle, of sorts. While we’re still trying to sort out the mystery for ourselves, here’s what we’ve found out:

  • the site was discovered after a poem was sent to Rob Purchese, a writer for Eurogamer
  • each line of the poem, it was found, is an anagram for dark days are coming, which led to the discovery of the web site
  • WHOIS information reveals a related web forum, The Secret World
  • the Voodoo Extreme reports that the site is hosted on servers owned by Funcom, a developer and publisher of PC and console games. Funcom’s next release? The Secret World.
  • A post on the Warcry Network details how each line of the trailhead-leading poem is its own web site URL. Strange images can be found at each location, which help in solving the Flash puzzle at the trailhead site.
  • Solving the puzzle leads to confirmation of the tie-in with The Secret World, and a link to the aforementioned forum.

It’s too soon to tell where this will go next, if anywhere. That being said, it would be a shame to waste the wonderful art direction outlined at the DDAC web site if this doesn’t end up moving forward into a more interactive experience, such as an ARG. As soon as we know more, we’ll update this story. For up to the minute information, try the Unfiction forums thread.


  1. labfly

    here’s something on shack news about this — very interesting.


  2. Sildra

    Yeah… I tried all the sites. It’s down now.