As we previously reported, Columbia Picture’s Salt, starring Angelina Jolie, has an interactive story you can participate in at their official website. Every week there is a new mission, and last week Salt needed you to take photos of an exchange between Day X operatives so that the agency could analyze them. This week, your hacking skills are put to the test.
For those catching up, the premise of the game is that Evelyn Salt (Jolie), a government agent, is on the run for being suspected of being a sleeper agent. Part of the terrorist plot called “Day X” is the awakening of these sleepers. Salt is trying to clear her name, and needs your help to do so. In the pre-game video for this week’s mission, Salt has learned of an electronic dead drop between Day X agents, and you need to use your PSP (one of many clever Sony product placements) to hack into the files without being detected.
Like last week, the game is kind of hard, but definitely fun. Once you’ve got the files, you bring them back to your boss (I’m seeing a theme here), and you find out that they contain information about a fertilizer banned by the Soviets, as well coded messages that imply there is a Day X meeting planned. Don’t forget about the hidden codes for extra points! You should be able to figure each out from the mission reports and other items on your “desk”. I don’t want to give them away, so head on over to Unfiction if you wish to cheat.
Salt, starring Angelina Jolie and Liev Schreiber, is directed by Phillip Noyce (Clear and Present Danger, The Saint) and written by Kurt Wimmer (The Thomas Crown Affair, Law Abiding Citizen) and Brian Helgeland (Conspiracy Theory, Robin Hood). See it in theaters on July 23rd.