Back in 2021...
Oh, thank God you made it. We have this asteroid that’s going to wipe out the whole galaxy in twelve hours, and there are all these puzzles that no one knows how to solve, and you’re the only hope we have le—
Okay, sorry, you must be really confused right now, and I’m not helping. You can catch up on the situation by reading our mission log, but the bottom line is, we need you to save the galaxy from complete and utter destruction. I hope this isn’t too much to ask for?
July 23, 2021
Welcome to the Galactic Apocalypse Prevention program! Our astronomers have detected a gigantic asteroid hurtling through space, on a one-month collision course with our galaxy. If it makes contact, the explosion will certainly consume the entire galaxy in a blaze of scorching fire. We cannot let that happen!
That’s where you come in, recruits. We believe there are three powerful devices out there that, when combined, should give us enough power to destroy the asteroid for good. However, we don’t know where (or what) they are, and their locations appear to be obscured through a…series of puzzles? You have to solve the puzzles, get the devices, and use them to destroy the asteroid. Good luck.
July 24, 2021
GAP mission command here, checking in. It looks like the puzzles might be harder than we originally thought, given that there haven’t been any solves yet, but we still believe in you! Keep it up!
July 30, 2021
Checking in after one week. We hope you’re still working hard at the puzzles, though it is worrying that still not a single one has been cracked. I’m sure the solves will come rolling in soon enough!
August 4, 2021
Well, I’ve just been informed that, in fact, there is no one working the puzzles. Not a single person.
Where did we go wrong? Shouldn’t the Galactic Apocalypse Prevention program have had teams clamoring to join us? People like puzzles, don’t they?
August 11, 2021
We just made a breakthrough in our research into the missing puzzlers! Our quantum scientists have found that, once every year for the past 4 years, teams of puzzle lovers would materialize in our universe for a week to solve all kinds of puzzles. However, some unknown event prevented those puzzlers from joining us this time around. We will continue our research and try to learn more about the universe these puzzle lovers come from.
August 18, 2021
After putting all the best scientists in the galaxy to work, we’ve finally discovered the home world of these puzzlers. And it looks like we’re in luck, because we found a time they’ll all be gathering to…do some sort of standardized test? That’s the perfect opportunity to make contact! We may be able to save the galaxy after all…
August 25, 2021
We’ve been working around the clock and have created a small wormhole between the two universes. Hopefully this won’t interfere with their test too much or cause any sort of time loop shenanigans. Fingers crossed!