Lost ARG 2008 – Part 1

As most Lost fans ought to be aware, it’s become tradition in between seasons for an online game, or ARG (Alternate Reality Game) as they are better known, to be run for us to get involved in during the break. This season is no exception, and the first ‘announcement’ about the new ARG came during an advertisement break during the Season 4 finale.

You can see the advert here.

The advert pointed towards this website: http://www.octagonglobalrecruiting.com/

If you haven’t registered there yet, and wish to get involved in the game, I would advise registering your e-mail address. For those that can’t be bothered, but are still interested in what events and information the game throws up, I’ll be reporting my progress here as fully as I can, documenting as much as I can find of value.

So the first stage, having registered at the website, was the receipt of the following e-mail acknowledging my ‘application’:

‘Octagon Global Recruiting, on behalf of the Dharma Initiative, would like to thank you for registering your expression of interest in our latest volunteer recruitment drive.

We will be launching in San Diego on July 24th at Comic-Con International offering select registrants the opportunity to take an exciting aptitude test that will give applicants the chance to demonstrate their unique talents.

The Dharma Initiative hopes you will be able to join us to find out more about their ground-breaking new research project. We will contact you closer to the date with more information.

For those not able to join us in San Diego, Dharma's full recruitment program will be made available online to registered recruits after July 27th.

In the meantime, the Dharma Initiative urges you to spread the word. Invite your colleagues to join the team at
http://www.octagonglobalrecruiting.com/ and take part in this once in a lifetime opportunity.

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THIS IS AN OFFICIAL COMMUNICATION OF THE DHARMA INITIATIVE:This message and its attachments are confidential and may contain information which is protected by copyright. It is intended solely for the named addressee. If you are not the authorised recipient (or responsible for delivery of the message to the authorised recipient), you must not use, disclose, print, copy or deliver this message or its attachments to anyone. If you receive this email in error, please contact the sender immediately and permanently delete this message and its attachments from your system. Any content of this message and its attachments that does not relate to the official business of the Dharma Initiative or its subsidiaries must be taken not to have been sent or endorsed by any of them. No representation is made that this email or its attachments are without defect or that the contents express views other than those of the sender.’

The interesting aspect of this e-mail was that a person named Hans Van Eeghen had been carbon copied (cc) into the e-mail. I sent an e-mail directly to this Hans Van Eeghen and received the following reply:

‘Thank you for your email. I am currently on assignment in the field. I will contact you as soon as I am back in the office.




Any views or opinions are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the Dharma Initiative or its subsidiaries unless specifically stated. This email and any files transmitted are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to which they are addressed.


I expect we’ll be hearing more from this guy. I’ll let you know more when I know more.

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