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Starting on the 1st of June 2017, cassette tapes (and merchandising) were mailed to prominent individuals in the No Man's Sky (Reddit) online community. They contained music and hidden in a spectograph the word "portal".

The 9th casette, received by youtuber Cobra, connects the cassettes with the Waking Titan ARG. The timing matched with a date given there, and the cassette box contains a logo from the atlas corporation that is a part of that arg. The B.Side of that casette also contains the word "JOURNEY" which is a solution for a wakingtitan puzzle.

The full story of the Waking Titan Arg can be read on the Gamedetectives Wiki page for Waking Titan.

Cassette Tapes[edit | edit source]

Beginning on June 1, 2017, moderators of the No Man's Sky subreddit started to receive cassette tapes in the mail. Each cassette tape was labeled with a number out of 16.

Here is a summary table, showing each tape's number, current status, and owner:

Tape Number Tape Owner Tape Status other Community
1 /u/StuartGT Uploaded r/NoMansSkyTheGame
2 Unknown Unknown
3 /u/MrUnnoticed Uploaded Came with a note saying "The giant gateway calls out to me, filling my mind with whispered secrets of a far-flung world" no mod, active in NMSPortals
4 /u/Tony-Towers Uploaded r/NoMansSkyTheGame


5 Unknown Unknown
6 /u/BaRKy1911 Not yet played r/NoMansSkyTheGame
7 /u/UnimatrixZeroOne Uploaded Came with a poster, r/NoMansSkyTheGame
8 Unknown Unknown
9 Cobra TV Uploaded Atlas Symbol (Waking Titan ARG) on cassette
10 /u/swampthing3000 Uploaded r/NMSPortals
11 Unknown Unknown
12 /u/Nevadander Uploaded r/NMSPortals
13 Unknown Unknown
14 Unknown Unknown
15 Unknown Unknown
16 Unknown Unknown

Pahefu, creator of the Pilgrim Star Path got one, too according to the discord chat. According to personal mail with pahefu, this is wrong.--Fjrmaverick (talk) 08:13, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

u/7101334, founder of the NMSGalacticHub, is expecting one,too because he got asked for his address.

A-Side Audio[edit | edit source]

Cassette 7/16[edit | edit source]

The A-Side of cassette 7/16 consists of three songs by ( 65daysofstatic), the composers of the soundtrack for No Man's Sky. The tracks are, in order:

Red Parallax
End of the World Sun

Which are track numbers 8, 2, and 10 on the ( No Man's Sky soundtrack).

B-Side Audio[edit | edit source]

B-side spectograph of tape 7/16

The B-side audio of all of the currently available tapes consists of garbled noise. When running the noise through a spectrogram, a sequence of characters can be clearly seen.


Running this ciphertext through ROT13 and then decoding the resulting hex yields the following string:


Notes/Posters[edit | edit source]

Some tapes came with a signed NMS Poster with the text

Thank you for your support
It means the universe to us
we hope you enjoy what comes next

One came with a note:

The giant gateway calls out to me, filling my mind with whispered secrets of a far-flung world.

This is an exact quote of a text that is in the game files right now, but apparently not used or discovered yet.

Additional Resources[edit | edit source]

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