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Brian Moriarty’s The DIG

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diego - 18 March 2015 07:24 AM

Hi, guys. Nice thread. Just wanna let you know that I’ve groomed my moustache today.

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This thread confuses me.

(But I would very much like to see more of Moriarty’s version of The Dig.)

     

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Karlok - 18 March 2015 09:33 AM
diego - 18 March 2015 07:24 AM

Hi, guys. Nice thread. Just wanna let you know that I’ve groomed my moustache today.

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Well alright, since all bets are apparently off… Tim Schafer here. You’re welcome for all the great games and putting the documentary up for free on youtube. Ok, back to ice cream and playing Valiant Hearts!

     
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This thread…

Kurufinwe - 18 March 2015 09:36 AM

This thread confuses me.

(But I would very much like to see more of Moriarty’s version of The Dig.)

Nice try, Moriarty, too late now

Mr Underhill - 18 March 2015 10:29 AM

Well alright, since all bets are apparently off… Tim Schafer here. You’re welcome for all the great games and putting the documentary up for free on youtube. Ok, back to ice cream and playing Valiant Hearts!

That explains why Broken Age is so late! stop painting cool looking cats and get to work Tongue

     
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Kurufinwe - 18 March 2015 09:36 AM

This thread confuses me.

(But I would very much like to see more of Moriarty’s version of The Dig.)

You’re not the only one. I will be moving it to the Chit-Chat section shortly.

     
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Please don’t… at least, not yet.

Perhaps I’ve buried my underlying message (or rather, my theory) too well in the earlier posts.

It’s quite simple, really.

I now believe that Brian Moriarty’s The DIG exists, and it was never truly lost. It was made and completed, but hidden away, by Moriarty himself.

But the only way to unlock the game, and ensure its release into the world after all these years, was to question one’s starting assumptions, and realize this truth…

...And then to say so publicly, in front of the other people who most desired it.

It was, essentially, an alternate reality game, or rather, an adventure game which could only be unlocked by playing a game in the real world, in real time.

At least, that’s my theory, based on quite a mountain of research and reading.

I thought that, if I was right, it’d be worth a shot to post that thread, and say what I’ve said… just to see if Brian Moriarty would play along, and release his long-lost version of The DIG from 1993 upon the world.

You can, of course, move my thread where you like. But it would almost certainly get more exposure in the General Discussion forum.

I think it ought to remain there.

That way, if I’m right, this important message gets out to the adventure gaming community.

But even if I’m wrong, by leaving it there, you’ll probably increase the chance that Brian Moriarty himself might stop by and say something.

If I were in his shoes, I’d think likewise.

ATM

     

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wilco - 18 March 2015 10:42 AM

This thread…

The masks are off, Mr. Lowe. No need to pretend anymore.

     

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ATMachine - 18 March 2015 11:33 AM

But even if I’m wrong, by leaving it there, you’ll probably increase the chance that Brian Moriarty himself might stop by and say something.

If I were in his shoes, I’d think likewise.

Why not contact Brian Moriarty directly as well?

     

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Karlok - 18 March 2015 11:45 AM
ATMachine - 18 March 2015 11:33 AM

But even if I’m wrong, by leaving it there, you’ll probably increase the chance that Brian Moriarty himself might stop by and say something.

If I were in his shoes, I’d think likewise.

Why not contact Brian Moriarty directly as well?

I’m sure he sent a PM to Kurufinwe along with posting this thread.

     

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I have indeed contacted Brian Moriarty directly.

He’s said that, yes, I’m essentially right. His long-lost version of The DIG, from 1993, will be released at last, quite soon. That’s the whole point of posting this thread!

The masquerade has layers within layers.

Frankly, I thought it would be better if other people didn’t simply accept my word alone, but rather followed the same sort of thought process I myself have used. Skepticism is to be encouraged, but so is keeping an open mind.

That’s why I asked for my thread to be kept in the General Discussion forum. I wanted to spread the word.

According to Moriarty himself, a brand-new LucasArts adventure game, made over two decades ago and hidden in a desk drawer ever since, is going to be released to the public very soon.

Within this very next week, in fact.

The deadline is looming over us… even as we speak, the sands in Death’s hourglass are running out.

I’m sorry you moved this thread to Chit Chat. Well, it is what it is. If it has to stay here, it has to stay here.

There has to be a balance in the Force of sorts. For that, at least, I’m glad.

But I still don’t like the idea, and were I a moderator myself, I’d move the thread back. As it is, I urge you to do so, so that the word will spread.

ATM

PS: I’m currently brainstorming up a truly marvelous account of the fuller story behind this great treasure hunt, which will follow in a later update.

     

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So this is the time that the masks come of and our true identity is revealed?

Diego Ken Williams of course saw right through my disguise recently, and exposed my real identity, but I glad that now I’m not the only one who has been exposed.

diego - 17 January 2015 06:58 AM

Iznogood, stop it. We all know your real name is Benoit Sokal and you just wanted to give Syberia a little nudge.

So Kurufinwe Moriarty, when will it be released?

 

     

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Chit Chat is the king of forums and should ensure you get exactly the exposure you need ATM… or should I say Doug TenNepal!

I think the version of the Dig we all need to be most concerned with was the FMV version:

Some have said that the low budget affected the quality of the production…


But for my money it’s the definitive version.

     

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Iznogood - 18 March 2015 12:18 PM

Diego Ken Williams of course saw right through my disguise recently, and exposed my real identity, but I glad that now I’m not the only one who has been exposed.

Haha… I thought the very same thing. How’s Syberia 3 coming along, Benoit?

     

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