Second State has opened up registration for the live phase of the Search for Ed Sobain. The game is expected to go through September 2003. Details can be found at search4e.org.
A number of players from the beta have been granted free play and are expecting passwords soon. Pricing has been set between $7.99 and $9.98 per month for new players.
To date, players of the beta have “found” prizes valued at over $4,000. The prizes should be a major draw for players.
The game officially goes live on October 15, 2003 but players already have a puzzle to work on. On Sept 22, the calendar link for Roi Perdu went live providing a link to http://www.knightsoftheweb.com/roiperdu.html where a cryptic flash animation can be viewed.