On this page we'll try to collect all information relating to the There Is No Game game. We (die Bande die Bande) are fairly certain that the 'game' can only be 'won' by collaborating, communicating, and by stepping out of the comfort zone of our own laptops.
- 1 Blackboard
- 2 Bunches / Comoonas
- 2.1 Information by DieBande
- 2.2 Information by THERE IS NO NAME
- 2.3 Information by noFS
- 2.4 Information by π=3
- 2.5 Information by C4
- 2.6 TEAM: 33Tea3
- 3 Day3
- 3.1 J O I N ! ! !
- 3.2 Queen Storyline/ Alice in Wonderland Storyline
- 3.3 TEAM: ZWEIUNDVIERZIG / Storryline: Kidspace;
- 3.4 TEAM: 33Tea3
- 3.5 TEAM: "LAZ0R"CATS
- 3.6 Team N0 Nam3
- 3.7 Team B-Team
- 3.8 Team Orange
- 3.9 Team Amateurs 9
- 3.10 Team Not a Name
- 3.11 Team und Struppi
- 3.12 Team egal
- 3.13 Team Mumpitszß
- 4 Day 4
- 5 Media
- 6 Orange Cards
IF YOU HAVE BEEN ON [t4l3.net https://t4l3.net] USE THE URL
Bunches / Comoonas
- Die "LAZ0R" Banden CATS - Comoona consisting of: Die Bande and "LAZ0R" CATS.
Information by DieBande
We've started to build a Map of the 'game'. The map is not complete by far, please let us know if you have additional spots.o
There are 40 storylines in total.
means: "You´ve been waiting for the big message. For the surprise. The uprising, the rupture. At 33c3 we will break this standstill. To join the action name yourself and select a skill. Form a bunch, with at least 9 Different skills. The key has to be shared to have impact on the system. Come together. Grow together. Move together. There is no need to travel alone."
Apparently each day has its own metaquest. These quests are (more or less) independent of the the storylines followed by the teams.
Day 1: The Elf 'Ceremony'
Overarching Day 1, there was a metaquest that consisted of finding 20 golden rings (golden tubing in the form of rings). At 00:00 the remaining people went to the upper level of the CCH (accompanied by the organisation team) and met with the 'Elf'. We figured out the the Elf, a women in a white dress who speaks only Arabic, wanted 20 golden rings. Since we were only able to acquire 15 rings we had to make 5 more by scrapping/reshaping the existing 15 rings. With the help of a translator we were able to hand the rings to the Elf. She cut the rings in half using a large wire cutter and placed them on a white male dispay dummy / mannequin.
The elf gave us the following keywords: God, Religion, Adam and Eve, Punishment
Day 2: Orange Sign Cards
So far we know that there are various orange colored, plastic sign cards. These are, as stated by the organisation, part of today's (?) metaquest. They said that "each team should be able to get cards".
Apparently there are skill assemblies for each of the 12 skills. At the expected time for Organize-Meeting however (2 A.M. at Day 2) noone except two of us showed up. It is 2 P.M??
The 'game' uses its very own (?) sign system. It's fairly simple and our Latin signs are merely replaced 1:1. We have assembled a table.
The game information is provided in British English. When translating, etc. don't mix um s/z, etc.
We believe that there are 12 monoliths (black pillar with a keypad) and 12 corresponding passwords/quizzes:
|Care Pillar / Free Software Foundation||SHARE|
|J. R. R. Tolkien / The Chinese Lady||MOUNTAIN|
Each of the monoliths has a sign attached to it (foreign sign system) that tells you the corresponding skill. We've found 11 of the (allegedly) 12 monoliths - the communication monolith is missing so far.
-> Communication is at level 4 at the teahouse
At 18:00 there was a Hacker Tours Event for the players of No Game. We were told that we have to invent a new language to express ourselves. Infos regarding that can be found at Github. Feel free to contribute. Everyone can request new words or change old ones. You can upload generic files regarding No Game too.
Information by THERE IS NO NAME
We created a pad: https://pad.riseup.net/p/r.c63e17fd018852dd47781787b933fe84
Feel free to move the information over or contact one of us (Mot - 7788) for changes in the pad (write access).
We can also discuss merging teams.
There is a writeable pad: https://pads.ccc-ch.ch/p/thereisnogame (feel free to contribute)
Green / Cyan
Group: There Is No Name: DECT 7788 @paulshandle piece of the puzzle: green with black question mark. Sentence: "... could be poop".
Group ? @b_a_l_d_o
Puzzleteil: Green: ...y: Row
Puzzleteil: Cyan: ... look for the light
Group ? @protux Gold, Sentence: "Turn to gold"
Group ? snowflakes Puzzleteil: wood "...look for a sign where you descend" Do you have the other piece? Call us: DECT/2369
Group ? egal Puzzleteil: like wood, red -> Q: What's your message?
Information by noFS
Information by π=3
There is a monolith labelled "communication" as part of the tea tent on level 4.
Our interpretation of the reverse telephone message is the following: "The language of the elvish queen is arabic. Translate!"
Information by C4
Day 1 storyline ended with the hint "play a game. 42 is an answer." for us.
Day 2 we currently have a winch to wind something or power something and are unsure where to put it.
Find Elymas code which should be able to decode by Drahflow (stop here so wedid not waste more time)
115, 176, 16, 228, 218, 154, 162, 185, 99, 95, 4, 107, 228, 38, 110, 0
This is not correct. They wanted people to use the old trick from 32C3. Luckily we have the developer of Elymas in our team, reversing it to:
CTF Reversing -> "Congratulations you decoded no flag! The flag relavant part of this flag is: the power lies in the structure. organise"
J O I N ! ! !
go into the Lounge with another Team to Join ! ! !
Some people use twitter #t4l3
Queen Storyline/ Alice in Wonderland Storyline
Following today's hint we found a coat and now one of us is the Queen. Our goal is to play cards with other groups. It all ends at the fountain in the Lounge. (Die Bande)
some incomplete Notes: Things has to be brought to the right places/persons.
- The Scissor has to go to the tavern
- the bunny (top floor in the corner with the mannequins) celebrates its birthday at 20h, he wants cake.
- the hatmaker is looking for his missing key (presumably located in the yuppie bar at the gaengeviertel)
- the hatmaker now got his missing key back and is going to celebrate his not-birthday at 20:00 at the bar at the top floor. (Team Digitalien)
- Follow the white rabbit (of course ^^)
other possibly related items: A picture of an eyeball and a hand located on the second floor in the area of the clocks between saal 1 and 2
TEAM: ZWEIUNDVIERZIG / Storryline: Kidspace;
initial Password is: WORKS FOR ME (with Blanks)
response: "Bring the golden Cassette to the Kidspace"
hint: there are som strange Objects carried arround (Scissors, Eye-Ball etc. ) They startet @TravelAgency
@donnerruebe DECT 4452
initial Password is: WORKS FOR ME
response: "Bring the scissors to the tavern"
We have a red piece of puzzle called "puzzle" in an envelop saying "... cusps", and comined this with another envelope "a mammail with multiple..." to find the camel
IF YOU WANT TO CONTACT WITH US, CALL DECT 7529 Philip.
Also see Die "LAZ0R" Banden CATS
initial password: WORKS FOR ME
response: "Bring the scissors to the tavern"
There is a person dressed in red carrying a big scissor
The tavern is fourth floor at the chinese area
We have two puzzle pieces:
- Green with glitters and dots in yellow and blue
- Red/brown (terracotta-alike) with glitters
We had the hint: "HARDWARE HACKING HALL 1. SOLDER" We talked with Mitch and got a ATTINY CHIP And a QR code
The flash dump of the chip can be found at Kilobyte22s website
I (Trilader) wrote down the stuff from the dynamite
The code word was found to be "overintellectualization". Ordering the bits gave the bitstring 10011011111111100110101 interpreted as a number it results in 5111605 which was the passcode for the keyhole in the lounge at the DJ booth.
Team N0 Nam3
We fused with team ==not a name== and got qr codes to click. All we found out at the moment is, taht every device, that visits this page generates a new key, so every person has a unique one.
The second menu point is your profile. Change your name and fill in your skill.
On day two a few bugs occured, the travel agency was going to fix them. We don't know if it's done yet.
We've got the pastebin link: click
This is what you find there:
the first step on your self-made path is taken. you have formed a cluster. it is time to describe by which means you will travel: we ask you to express a self-conception, to write it down. this can take any linguistic form and language you prefer, be it a long text, some questions or bullet points. Additionally, please determine a sentence to represent your cluster. Here are some questions to help your process.
what do you share? how do you come to decisions that concern everybody? how do you create movement?
tale your self-conception and sentence in the book of bunches at the travel agency.
there is no need to travel alone to shape our coming journey is our common task
der erste schritt auf dem pfad, den ihr anlegt, ist getan. ihr habt euch zu einer bande zusammengefunden. jetzt gilt es, zu beschreiben, mit welchen mitteln ihr diese gemeinsame reise antretet: um euch gegenseitig erkennen zu können, braucht es ein selbstverständnis. das kann ein langer text sein oder aus fragen oder einzelnen stichpunkten bestehen - in der sprache, in der es euch am einfachsten fällt. zusätzlich formuliert bitte einen satz, der eure bande repräsentiert. hier drei fragen zur orientierung.
was teilt ihr? wie trefft ihr entscheidungen, die alle betreffen? wie erzeugt ihr bewegung?
talt euer selbstverständis im großen bandenbuch beim reisebüro.
there is no need to travel alone.to shape our coming journey is our common task
At the moment (Day 3, 5:05 PM) we are at the stairs in the foyer and think about, what we should write. So come and join us!
We got another pastebin link click The task from this link:
Heute sind im Gebäude 4 Lavabikes angeschlossen.
Nehmt euch eins und versucht von Ganz oben in Section 9 bis ganz unten zur Travel Agency zu fahren. Ohne mit den Füßen den Boden zu berühren. Dafür müsst ihr wahrscheinlich zusammenarbeiten. Der Code für das Fahrradschloss ist 54321. Wenn ihr diesen Spaß hinter euch habt, animiert andere CongressteilnehmerIn es zu versuchen. Solltet ihr das Rad nicht mehr brauchen, stellt es bitte wieder irgendwo ab und schließt es an.
There are 4 locked lavabikes in the building today. Take one of them at the top floor of section 9 and try to ride all the way down to the travel agency – without feet touching the floor. You might have to collaborate.The code for lock is 54321. If you are having fun, invite other congress attendees to attend. If you don’t need the bike anymore, find a good and visible place to park it. Please lock it.
For contacting us call Zaphira on DECT 4740.
Initial password: WORKS FOR ME
Follow Up Quest
Bring the claf to the dessert -> We brought the claf, which was located somewhere on the congress, to the desert, which is located on the 4th floor in front of "Quadrature du net".
We don't know what to do next...
Pairing with other keys
We are paired with the large group
We have 3 puzzle pieces. 1 Red: ...made of silver. 1 Blue with glitter: An Octopus needs to be... 1 Purple: ...have a cup of tea.
You can contact "tjack" in IRC. Or write on my wiki page, I will check frequently.
We started in the late evening of day 2, so basically we just played on day three. We found a binary sign behind the counter of the travel agency. You can translate that paper into a bitmap where "1" means black pixel and "0" is a white pixel. You get a phone number + a strange voice recording. The message behind has not yet been decoded.
We started with initial keyword "WORKS FOR ME". After travel agency fixed broken terminals at the Lounge, we were able to get a pastebin link + the order-"to bring the cassette to Hall 4". The pastebin link instructed us to drive the Lavabike from Level 4 to the Agency. After doing so, the agency told us, the cat has the cassette.
The cat has been found walking around, but had no cassette for us - she said it's been stolen. So we went looking and found some guys carrying the cassette. Their efforts to bring the cassette to different areas of the congress have been without success, so we think the cassette needs to be brought back to the cat. At this point we ran out of time and followed the invitation to the no-party.
Invitation has come from the rabbit which was randomly walking around. Also, there was a queen at the lounge. We played chess against her and were told the password is "WORKS FOR ME".
For contact message Zanooda on IRC or comment here.
Team Amateurs 9
We need to get the cassette to hall 3. We found an orange piece with an infinity sign on it next to coffee nerds.
We are looking for other bunches to join @ the fountain :)
Call Space Hub and ask for Bratwurst.
Team Not a Name
We have puzzle pieces:
- Red with gold
- Green with gold
We spoke to a man in Tavern, he let us hear morse code. We transcribed it and this is what we got.
THIS IS THE (word missing) KEY 0000
He fixed our transcription to:
THIS IS THE (word missing) KEY *0000#
Team und Struppi
(only added things which have not been mentioned yet)
- Seems every team has to get the cassette to somewhere else. We have to get it to hall 4.
* Who already got a cassette?
- find what's hidden in the balls
- Password hint (from travel agency): Try to think reversed.
- I heard that there is a secret room which has to be found -> puzzle has to be solved there.
rexxnor, DECT 6303
Day 2: Orange Signs
The goal of Day 3 seems to be to collect all signs (total number unknown) by working together and solving the jigsaw puzzles. These 4 signs are needed to then find a secret room and unlocking something. If you find one of the signs, please take it with you, leave a piece of paper to show following groups that you already found it and enter your details in the list on the bottom of the page.
Currently known locations:
- Behind the Tardis in the Hacking Lab ("A galactic Telephonebooth") -> Whereabouts unkown
- At the Dromedar / Camel in the Desert (Tea Room) ("A mammal with multiple cusps") -> Whereabouts unkown
- "A white pillar that is imitating china" (not yet found)
Day 3: Jigsaws, Birthdays and a secret room
The Jigsaw puzzles lead to the orange cards. Additionally, a No-Birthday Party was announced for 8 pm. After the party, a new text was posted on the wall next to the travel agency:
"Die Utopie befindet sich unter der Kistenfabrik in der Lounge. Die Utopie läst sich mit **3*(?) öffnen." (German, Translation below)
Translation: "The utopie is located under the factory for boxes inside the lounge. The utopie can be opened with **3*(?)".
This means, a code is needed to "open" the utopie. From the symbols mentioned in the text, only the third one ("3") is currently known.
The secret room in the lounge has been found. It is behind underneath the platform decorated as space ship bridge. When entering the lounge, follow the way to the left and go all the way to the back wall. You have to get past the barrier tape, then turn left. You'll see a box made out of doors, the combination of the lock is "1234". Inside, there is a guest book with entries that seem to be from previous congresses. The room also contains 2 metal rails, on which an additional orange card was located.
The next goal seems to be to get all orange signs inside the room and placing them into the rails.
The combinations of the jigsaws we found yet, are:
|Left part||Right part||Comments||Collected by|
|behind the welcoming...||...monolith|
|Einhorn Level 1...||...talk to the unicorn|
|find a nest of white balls...||...and look behind the curtain||Orange Card not found|
|stare in the eye...||...of magical death|
|where parents sit...||...in front of the geometrical lights||new|
|symbol of monolith ...||... symbol triangle||new|
|ask the blind guarding man...||...at the door on your way to the tavern|
|it's on a galactic...||...phone booth||On Tardis in Hacker Assembly Room||Unknown|
|Polizeihäußchen...||...call the authorities||Please don't call 110!!!|
|get undressed...||...and support the ceiling|
|a doll used for your...||...leather and feet-fetish|
|the mammal with multiple...||...cusps||Camel / Dromedar in Desert (Floor 4 i nFront of Hall 2)||Unknown|
|recaffinate...||envelope missing but jigsawpieces both here|
|envelope missing but jigsawpieces both here||...with red tattos|
|could be poop...||... of a cancel||new|
|got to the big number one...||fitting envelope and jigsaw piece missing|
|hinter der Uhr unter "Parkett rechts"...||fitting envelope and jigsaw piece missing|
|take the lift as high as you can...||fitting envelope and jigsaw piece missing|
|backdoor of the C...||fitting envelope and jigsaw piece missing|
|behind the Time...||fitting envelope and jigsaw piece missing|
|What would Aladdin do...||...if he wanted a drink in the taverne||new|
|Find your eight-legged friend...||fitting envelope and jigsaw piece missing|
|workout...jigsaw piece missing||fitting envelope and jigsaw piece missing|
|when the door to time opens ... jigsaw piece missing||fitting envelope and jigsaw piece missing|
|fitting envelope and jigsaw piece missing||...ask the wizard for the time under the sign of two couples|
|fitting envelope and jigsaw piece missing||...crushing into a pink wall|
|fitting envelope and jigsaw piece missing||...y:Row|
|fitting envelope and jigsaw piece missing||...who held the golden rings|
|fitting envelope and jigsaw piece missing||...in Hogwarts||Orange Card found|
|fitting envelope and jigsaw piece missing||...on your right way to number one|
|fitting envelope and jigsaw piece missing||...to have a snack||Orange Card found|
|fitting envelope and jigsaw piece missing||...if served in fake china||Orange Card found|
|fitting envelope and jigsaw piece missing||...with a mustache|
|fitting envelope and jigsaw piece missing||...hiding behind an armour|
|fitting envelope and jigsaw piece missing||...by the retro radio|
|fitting envelope and jigsaw piece missing||...feel the heat|
|fitting envelope and jigsaw piece missing||...courageous in digital times||Orange Card found|
|fitting envelope and jigsaw piece missing||...by the cosy place||new|
|fitting envelope and jigsaw piece missing||...at the balls of snow||Orange Card found|
|fitting envelope and jigsaw piece missing||...made of silver|
|fitting envelope and jigsaw piece missing||...look for a sign where you descend|
|fitting envelope and jigsaw piece missing||... and elevate what hides the light||now recieved|
|fitting envelope and jigsaw piece missing||...on red velvet||the envelope contained 2 jigsaw pieces|
|christmas... jigsaw piece missing||fitting envelope and jigsaw piece missing|
|when wizards descend...jigsaw piece missing||fitting envelope and jigsaw piece missing|
|an octopus needs to be...jigsaw piece missing||fitting envelope and jigsaw piece missing|
The jigsaw pieces are at the Sendezentrum. Ask for Papillon.
Orange Card without sentence
- In Schublabe bei der ExploedBar ohne Puzzel
End of sentences:
We found this printout on the lounge space deck: http://imgur.com/a/Bjhmn According to this pad another team had triggered the print while we were there, we ended up sticking it on the wall next to the printer. M. H. probably means Mad Hatter, who ended up finding his key later. 1483023404 is a unix timestamp for 29 Dec 2016 15:56:44 CET (time of printing?)
Above the printer were also these other two printouts: https://imgur.com/a/8rIa0 (You can see our one in the bottom right corner).
Bixolon SRP77011 seems to be the printer: http://www.bixolon.com/html/en/product/product_detail.xhtml?prod_id=50&large_cd=0005, so this is likely debug output.
We also paired with the large group.
We have two puzzle pieces:
- Red with gold
Otherwise we mostly played the Mad Hatter's game, brought the clef to Section9 and attended his non-birthday party.
First quest line: "4 baby rockets with 4 hints"
- Found Rockets at this places
* muccc -> Rocket with "pQ" and "w"
- Found a Pastebin: http://pastebin.com/raw/HHc6pQ7S
Second quest line: "Radovans Quest"
- Ein Kriegsverbrecher
- New hint: Radovan's Atonement Quest 8:40
- There is a youtube video with this name. At 8:40 the guy says "whisper"
- Radovan mentions a quest about curing Sorrowmorne
- The Monitor next to the VR workshop now says: "radovans is important. go to sorrowmorne. it is in cch."
- Someone actually noticed the sign above the welcome wizard saying "Sorrowmorne" in a strange font
- Bowl contained strips of paper with this link: https://www.opencaching.de/viewcache.php?cacheid=182463 (Archive)
Third quest line: "Suitcase"
- A guy in a coat gave some travellers a suitcase, connected to the carrying traveller's wrist using an ESD wristband. (Pictures? Was anyone there?)
- A countdown on the case was ticking down from 60 minutes.
- There seems to be a small current flowing from the wristband to the conducting carrying handle. If no current is flowing, the clock starts counting down much faster.
- The clock counted down to 0 (while the case was properly attached) and motors in the case moved and the display showed a bomb symbol.
Travel Agency gave use another chance:
- We brought the case to the lockpicking workshop to be picked
- Smaller box, display and numberpad within
- Display showed something about "tabby's"
- Entered Number of Tabby's Star
- "Well that was the easy part, now for the question that matters: Sum well hex hex"
- Open with "A2" the sum of the numbers on the well added up (162) and converted to hex
- Received a key with the message "you revealed the komona key"
- New message after peering the new key into the large existing group at the well
- New Printer output (at SpaceDeck) (same printer as here
- Stardate is unix epoch for 30.12.2016, 12:58:52 CET
- The printer later printed a whole role of empty pages and this one.
- lnp is the podcast "Logbuch Netzpolitik", this is probably a citation from episode 200: https://logbuch-netzpolitik.de/lnp200-aus-mitlike
Aufgabe: "write a text for the song" -> Perhaps the ThereIsNoGame soundtrack? (see below)
This is the official There Is No Game soundtrack: Music folder in Freifunk Hamburg Cloud
To unlock the secrets, all orange cards need to be found and placed inside the secret room hidden in the lounge. List with all currently found and located signs:
- Unkown Symbol: Team "egal"