Commander Video

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Commander Video is an alternate reality game and viral marketing campaign created by Gaijin Games and Aksys Games in order to promote their WiiWare game Bit.Trip Beat.[1] It is named after the protagonist of the Bit.Trip series of games.


Commander Video began when an anonymous e-mail was sent to gaming network IGN on December 19, 2008 containing a link to a video that depicted two people uncovering a mysterious object that flashed strange images with a voiceover saying, "I am only a man." On December 30, somebody with the screen name "Commander Video" began leaving cryptic messages on several websites containing a link to[2] Commander Video distributed clues via email and Twitter, and issued missions involving advertising the game to a group of ten "recruits."

On January 9, 2009, Nintendo Power spoiled the game early, revealing the title and publisher. Later, the codename of this game was confirmed, in an email between a player of the alternate reality game and the person running the alias of Commander Video, to be "BTB."

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  1. ^ Bozon, Mark (2008-12-19). "Who is the Commander?". IGN. Retrieved on 2009-01-08.
  2. ^ CommanderVideo's first cryptic message. GoNintendo. Retrieved on 2009-01-08.

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