Mr. McFeely must have stopped by yesterday because we’ve received a speedy delivery! Apparently we’ve been selected by the Office of Recruitment at Prototype161 as a potential “entry-level investigator.” It’s sort of like an apprentice spelunker, except messier.
You have been selected as a prospective agent of prototype161. Congratulations.
We will conduct further evaluations of entry-level investigators on the evening of Saturday, July 12th 2008 in New York City. You will be assigned an active case as part of your evaluation. Promising candidates are expected to solve the assignment before the evening ends.
Hooray, an invitation! Too bad we already blew our July travel budget on ARGFest-o-Con! Especially too bad, in light of this passage after the bit about how we need to bring a team of up to eight people with us:
If you are unable to locate a sufficient number of friends, some will be provided for you.
This tells us one of two potential facts: 1) Prototype161 is some kind of nerd dating service or 2) The job of the Prototype161 “special investigators” does not require an ability to locate actual people. Either way, we’re sorry we can’t make it because we do indeed suck at finding people. But we’re not that sorry.
Full letter scan after the jump.
Don’t forget to check out the website and recruitment page. Technically that page as listed on the letter (sans “.html”) was broken when we first looked but it appears to be feeling much better now. Also, there appear to be additional upcoming events at different venues such as E3 and PAX.
Hmmm, we might consider attending the latter if there were free tickets involved. Bribery works!
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