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Blizzard’s StarCraft II Project Blackstone Teaser Site Cracked

by William Schwartz


Blizzard recently launched what appears to be a teaser for Project Blackstone, which likely has something to do with the impending release of StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. You’ll be greeted with a svelte web page when going to the Blackstone site, but to access the interior, you’ll need a password.

The code crackers on Reddit have deciphered the login information which grants you access to the Blackstone website, just enter Y7_$0>0k_3< $m into the credentials field and you’ll be greeted by a Dr. Helek Branamoor.

The doctor’s welcoming message can be found below:

“It is my profound pleasure to welcome each and every one of you to Project Blackstone. Hold your heads high, people. You are now members of a select team, a group that has been handpicked by top officials in Dominion intelligence and approved by Emperor Mengsk himself. You will be the front line in scientific research dedicated to the protection and expansion of our empire of man throughout the Koprulu sector.

I am sure that many of you have questions regarding the nature of your selection, your brisk arrival, and the expected duration of your stay. That information will be made available to you when I see fit. Until then, please familiarize yourself with the facilities and get to know your peers. The badge issued to you upon your arrival will trigger automated guidance lights running along the floors, so be sure to keep it on your person at all times. Hallways marked with green lights will indicate the path from your quarters to your designated workspaces. Hallways lined with a flashing yellow light are off limits, and represent potential danger to unauthorized personnel. Hallways lined with a red light should be avoided at all costs, and your presence there will guarantee a speedy execution. Please restrict your movements to the approved areas only.

Again, welcome to Project Blackstone. I look forward to making your acquaintance at the barbecue in the (green-lit) social lounge this evening at 1900 hours.”

The first week of information comes in the form of a text log between Dr. Branamoor and other research staff at Blackstone. But how this will tie into StarCraft II Heart of the Swarm is unknown at this point.

Further digging found that there are six characters that Blizzard may be introducing over the next few weeks. From the looks of it, we’ll be seeing one each week, leading up to the release of Heart of the Swarm.

You can find the Project Blackstone website here.

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