Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Tagruato Update - Road Closure

The Tagruato website was updated again today, with an image of an Israeli news article from 1/30/2007 which, according to Redditors snirOP & AlphaFalccon, discusses a road being closed for several weeks.

Scrawled across the article is another warning message from TIDO Wave:


Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Cloverfield 3 ARG Website

A new website has been discovered, found through deciphering information in the distorted text underneath the error message on Reddit users Camille and MagicJesus were able to break down the text, finding that it reads-

Tokyo – January 18 2018: Tagruato has begun development on a revolutionary new energy technology in what Ceo Ganu Yoshida called a technological great leap forward for our planet. This renewable technology will take at least 4 years to complete along with another six years International regulatory bodies to bring the powerful revolutionary energy source by April 18 2028.

From there, was discovered using the date (April 18th, 2028) similar to the original Cloverfield's infamous 1-18-08 site. On the website was a 11 second video, featuring distorted images and audio, including frames where a face is clearly visible. The video is available here

The audio from the video was then examined extensively, resulting in words being distinguishing-able. Reddit and Discord users have so far been able to discern the following-

"...That is why I'm trying to warn you about the dangers of what Tagruato is trying to do..." 

The end of the message is much harder to hear, though it is speculated it reads-

Helios Spacecraft
"That is why we must now battle to save the helios." (Which would make sense as the Helios are a pair of spacecraft probes launched into orbit to study solar processes, and could relate to the 3rd Cloverfield film). 

For now we are still trying to examine every aspect of the video and see if we can find any other clues, messages or codes within the video.

*The link above is to our mirror of the original 1-18-08 site. DO NOT go to the original 1-18-08 website anymore. The domain expired and is no longer controlled by Paramount, and someone else snatched it up to run ads with malware.

Slusho Truck Update, Bobbleheads and Brochures

A Slusho truck appeared at Comic-Con last July, and was giving out free drinks, and other surprises. Some people that were there are now receiving Tagruato swag in the mail. Imgur user narciee shows the unboxing of their package.

The return address of the package is listed as Tonopah, AZ, which was one of the stops of the Slusho Truck, and also the site of the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station.

Just like in the original Cloverfield ARG, the items were wrapped in a Japanese newspaper.

The package contained a Slusho Bobblehead, a certificate of authenticity, and a Tagruato brochure explaining the Cloverfield Energy Initiative (CEI). The brochure also mentions: Seabed Nectar (aka Kaitei No Mitsu), Quantum Biology, Exo-meteorology, centrifugal force-based artificial gravity.


Here is the full text of the brochure:

Monday, January 29, 2018

Overlord is Cloverfield 4

Let the 'Cloverlord' theories begin...

It seems that the fourth film in the Cloververse has been confirmed to be the movie 'Overlord', and the movie has already been filmed! There was some speculation in early 2017 that this would be the case, but the rumour was not confirmed... until today.

Overlord is reported to be a World War II mystery/thriller, starring Wyatt Russell (who previously worked with Dan Trachtenberg on the Black Mirror episode 'Playtest'), Jovan Adepo, Bokeem Woodbine, Jacob Anderson and more. The synopsis for the movie reads:

"On the eve of D-Day, American paratroopers are dropped behind enemy lines to carry out a mission crucial to the invasion's success. But as they approach their target, they begin to realise there is more going on in this Nazi-opccupied village than a simple military operation. They find themselves fighting against Supernatural forces, part of a Nazi experiment."

Overlord is directed by Julius Avery and is set to release October 26th of this year, but considering the delays on the third film and the fact that there is only a matter of months between the two movies, it would not be surprising to see Overlord delayed, possibly into 2019.

The premise of having a Cloverfield film that is set before the first movie will be a new and refreshing instalment in the series, perhaps providing some backstory or origin to the first film.

 While the movie has been wrapped under a heavy layer of secrecy, like all both Cloverfield movies before it, some pictures of the set & cast have been uploaded to IMDB. You can see those photos here. Some pictures were also also found coming from the crew of Overlord (via Instagram), presumably when the film had wrapped. They used the hashtag #overlordmovie.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Tagruato Update - Cloverfield Energy Initiative

The website has been updated again, with another new error message.

The latest memo talks about "The Cloverfield Energy Initiative", which will reshape "the way we power the world". Whatever this project is, someone is trying to stop it (TIDO Wave?).

There is a warning message scrawled across the tap which might read (according to DamienJohn of Reddit):

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Tagruato Update - Oslo Memo

The website has been updated again, with another new error message.

While there doesn't appear to be anything to the error message itself, you can separate it from the underlying page, which reveals some interesting information, although it is mostly distorted.

The 'Olso" memo, dated January 22, 2022, talks about an "Energy Revolution" and mentions the companies "Oslo One" and "Norway Renewable".

It also mentions 'something' being added at record pace, by a ‘Paulo Hydroelectric’.

The rest of the memo is hard to make out.

* thanks to Keith Hill for emailing about the update!

Friday, January 19, 2018

Cloverfield 3 ARG has begun at Tagruato! - Updated

The website has been updated, so it looks like the ARG (Alternate Reality Game) for Cloverfield 3 may be underway.

Tagruato is the fictional parent company to Slusho!, the frozen beverage featured prominently in the original Cloverfield ARG.

While the website doesn't appear to do anything at first glance, maybe there is something to the error message:


UPDATE: The image on has changed slightly, and the error message is also different:

* thanks to Melodyman and Yob Led for emailing about this!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Happy 10th Birthday 1-18-08

This January marks the 10 year anniversary of the release of Cloverfield on January 18th, 2008.

In terms of the A.R.G, it's been over ten years since the original trailer premiered and viral marketing sites like 1-18-08*, Tagruato, Slusho, TidoWave were found. Who knew that we would still be anticipating the third film 10 years later?

10 Cloverfield Lane came as a pleasant surprise in early 2016, sporting another Alternate Reality Game, 8 years after the first film in the Cloververse. Hopefully the 're-branding' of the Cloververse as an anthology series means we can expect more original films in the future, under the umbrella of the Cloverfield name. As JJ Abrams stated in an interview with Vanity Fair:

"It's like Cloverfield is the amusement park, and each of these movies is a different ride in that park."

After the past entries in the Cloververse, it's exciting to anticipate what the future of the series will hold, especially with the plans that JJ Abrams has for the Cloververse.

So here's a thank you to all the blog-readers, Unfictioners, Redditors and internet-scavengers that have been here from the beginning, for 10 long years. Here's to anyone who has joined along the way. And here's to anyone who will find us in the future. Welcome to the world of Cloverfield... and always remember:

It's a lion, and it's huge.

Happy 1-18-18.

*The link above is to our mirror of the original 1-18-08 site. DO NOT go to the original 1-18-08 website anymore. The domain expired and is no longer controlled by Paramount, and someone else snatched it up to run ads with malware.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Cloverfield 3 Update- Now coming April 20th

After another delay, the third Cloverfield Movie (still currently untitled) is now scheduled to hit theatres on April 20th, 2018

Paramount Pictures has confirmed that the highly anticipated third Cloverfield movie has now been delayed for the third time. Ever since the Slusho Truck appeared at San Diego Comic-Con, we've been eagerly awaiting the next step in the third movies Alternate Reality Game. However, there hasn't been any progression within the ARG or the marketing for the film, with no trailer, poster or promotional material being released. 

Since this most recent delay, we are looking forward to hopefully receiving all of the above in the next coming months, in time for the April 20th release date.