Floppy Disks

Clue Design Ben Randall (plus idea work by Jeff Ferman)
Development Ben Randall
Construction Ben Randall
On-site Staff Ben Randall and some helpful crowd sourced disk labelers

Presentation

Throughout the earlier puzzles in the game, after solving each puzzle, teams are presented with a single of 3-1/2" floppy disk. The disk is labled with a standardish looking Microsoft Alien Signal Storage disk label, each with a different color stripe, disk name, signal location, etc.

In total, the teams collect six (6) disks, one in each color; Red (wrapped in aluminum foil by a crazy guy), Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple. They are told a number of times that the disks will probably not be useful until they can find some way to read the data on this ancient magnetic medium. Towards the end of the game, they are brought in to a room with an old computer terminial (i.e. giant grey box, noisy floppy drive, huge green tinted CRT, etc.) and presented with a seventh disk labeled Microsoft Alien Signal Analyzer and including basic setup instructions on the disk. The teams are tasked with analyzing the signal data to track down the signal source.