by Imagos Softworks
"Transmission: Wii U stretch goal to be announced next week! Prepare your face for AWESOME"
Is that right? :3
Lol. Clever. :) Lets hope the puzzles in the game are a little bit easier - and won't require the use of the Internet to solve them...
Gah, I had tried that at http://crypto.interactive-maths.com/columnar-transposition-cipher.html but apparently it removes punctuation and I didn't uncheck 'remove spaces' ... this page worked much better: http://rumkin.com/tools/cipher/coltrans.php
It is columnar transposition
Well, letter distribution suggests the text is unencrypted, meaning it's an anagram. So far the hint hasn't gotten me closer to a logical means of reshuffling, but the capitals are probably beginning letters of words.
words like Update, Executable, Working, Wii, Prototype and many others are in there, but not all at once...
I got it! Sonofabitch!
Columnar transposition perhaps? But what's the keyword? Brickmstonewood?
You guys should really be thinking columnarly...
Glad to know I'm not the only one who tried to make it into a MIDI file XD
OK, now, I give up, this means nothing to me. Good luck guys! :)
Since there is the SYS#EX at the end of the message, I even tried to save the data into a .midi file, but SysEx Librarian nor Quicktime Player are really happy with it. :) Hmmm … let's see what the new hint reveals.
Keep going guys... there IS an answer...
Hint: duplicate forward...
Yeah, as Timothy says, I'm getting to the same results. Here's the 10x9 grid as it's originally presented:
de s onao
: ok M gu
Not sure what to make of it.
binary translates to:
TiacPcnUt pfWon a!ocneuSa de s onaoms erritawoEse yW: ok M gu!fErilereitbxe sret AnhnerO
Not Rot-N. Not simple substitution. Not (trivially) base64. The double spaces make me think it should be split up and read top to bottom or bottom to top. 90 chars, so 45x2 30x3 18x5 15x6 10x9 grids can be made from it, but it doesn't seem to simply be a route cipher. (maybe simple substitution after routing?) Also doesn't appear to be a rail-fence cipher.
On the one hand I think I might be over-thinking this, since the message should be easy to read. On the other hand I think I might be under-thinking this, since it's the internets and this kind of thing gets solved immediately if it's not difficult.
capitalization, punctuation, and spaces could all be red herrings (or padding), in which case the cipher text would be the 73 (emirp!) char long tiacpcnutpfwonaocneusadesonaomserritawoeseywokmguferilereitbxesretanhnero
ahah damn, I hadn't even realized it was a wiiU dev kit ^^
It's times like these I wish I was a good cryptographer :D
WiiU is super exciting news!
Wii U ??!