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There's Something in the Sea (shortened as Something in the Sea) was a viral game launched on www.somethinginthesea.com on March 4th, 2009, and was part of the marketing campaign for BioShock 2. It details the investigation and related writings of Mark Meltzer, a father first interested in the abductions of young girls on coasts all around the Atlantic Ocean, and later looking for his own daughter who was kidnapped by a Big Sister. The events of "Something in the Sea" were divided up into three phases of Mark's investigation, each with a separate website page on which clues appeared regularly, which each updated being considered as "Days". The website was shut down in 2012, though almost all of its contents and updates were preserved at the Rapture Archives Center fan source website and displayed for fans since July 15, 2012.
Phase One: The MapEdit
- For a summary of Phase One, see There's Something in the Sea - Phase One: The Map.
The first phase of "There's Something in the Sea" began on March 4th, 2009. It started as a simple map of the world, and over time was filled with newspaper clippings, notes, and other documents gathered by an originally unnamed person tracking the abductions and disappearances of young girls along the Atlantic coast from February to September 1967. The name of this concerned researcher is revealed as Mark Meltzer during the middle of the phase, the later also introducing other recurring characters to the viral game.
Phase Two: The OfficeEdit
- For a summary of Phase Two, see There's Something in the Sea - Phase Two: Mark Meltzer's Room.
The second phase began on May 23rd, 2009, and continues the story where the events documented on the map left off. This phase takes place in Mark Meltzer's office in Montauk, Long Island, New York and chronicles his investigation to find his kidnapped daughter, Cindy, through 1968.
Phase Three: The BoatEdit
- For a summary of Phase Three, see There's Something in the Sea - Phase Three: The Boat.
The third and final phase began on November 5th, 2009, and starts where the events of second phase left off. In November of 1968, Mark Meltzer sets off on a boat from Baltimore, Maryland to continue the search for his daughter Cindy overseas.
See Also Edit
- http://www.somethinginthesea.com/map/ - The original link for the Map.
- http://www.somethinginthesea.com/bioroom/ - The original link for Mark Meltzer's Room
- http://www.somethinginthesea.com/ship/ - The original link for the Boat
- http://www.rapturearchives.org/php/sits.php - The current link for the Map, Mark Meltzer's Room and the Boat.