About a month ago, Wintertusk, the expansion world of the online game Wizards 101, has started teasing the users about a mysterious composer of the game’s soundtrack.
The world has changed a lot since high technology offered a new virtual world. Actually, more than one. Now, distance is just a matter of click. We interact with people hundreds of miles away, people we could never knew any other way. We start friendships with stranger that most of the time don’t speak our language, or they do it poorly, but still, we manage to understand each other in a virtual world, where we are someone different than who we are in real life.
Online games offer us the chance not only to become part of a fantasy world, but also to connect with other character behind which there is always someone real. This is the marvel of the online virtual worlds: that we are allowed to live the life of our characters, with their possessions and their tasks and at the same time connect at that level with other characters that live in the same virtual world, but are supported by real humans.
This time, the online games have become the scene of a celebrity. The popular game Wizard 101 has been upgraded with a new expansion world, Wintertusk. For it, a mysterious composer wrote a seven-piece environmental soundtrack. It was a mystery for about a month: no one knew who the composer was. The early testers of the game interacted with a character with a hooded hidden face, who was the composer. Over 2,700 users tried to guess who it was. The creators of the game would give them clues on the official website. Many of the ones who guess were sure it was Justin Bieber. This, despite the fact that one of the first clues sounded like this: “I have performed on Saturday Night Live and my initials are not J.B.!” Facebook has been the debate scene for weeks in a row.
In the end, a few hours ago, the identity of the composer was revealed. It was Nick Jonas, the youngest of the famous Jonas Brothers band. Today, while waiting for the game to launch, you can see the hooded character taking his hood off and revealing the Nick Jonas character.