'Salt' opens July 23, and stars Angelina Jolie as Evelyn Salt, a CIA agent who's been accused of being involved in a plot to assassinate the president. She's on the run from the CIA while also trying to clear her name and stop the plot. So let's play the fifth mission. The 'Salt' web game 'Day X Exists' unveiled its fifth mission yesterday, and because I fancy myself a viral marketing junkie and also enjoy playing video games in my office cubicle, I shall be playing it.
'Salt' opens July 23, and stars Angelina Jolie as Evelyn Salt, a CIA agent who's been accused of being involved in a plot to assassinate the president. She's on the run from the CIA while also trying to clear her name and stop the plot.
Mission 5: Signal Diverter
You get a call from Agent Salt, whose found a Raven airplane the Day X Plotters are using. It's at Langdon Airfield, hangar 655, and we have to attach a GPS to the plane so the CIA can track its movements. Salt has arranged for a distraction so we can set the GPS.
You have a tool kit that would make MacGyver jealous, complete with screwdriver, wire cutters, wire strippers, a GPS Bug unit and a pen torch. To complete the mission, you must unscrew a metal plate, cut wires, strip the wires, attach the GPS Bug, weld it into place and then screw the plate back on to cover your tracks. When you hover the right tool over the right spot, a green dot appears to let you know you're on the right track. It's a fun, but tense race against the clock. I didn't do it fast enough the first time and got punched in the face by a Russian dude. The second time though, I nailed it. Mission successful.
With the GPS successfully attached, the CIA was able to gather valuable intelligence. The Raven made stops to load cargo in Jacksonville and San Antonio, before stopping to unload at a remote airport in the Yuma Desert. There, the cargo was loaded onto a truck leased to a man named Archie Johnson. Johnson is a former police officer of 18 years who quit to start a private security firm, which has been a recipient of many Defense Department contracts. Last night, he made contact with our old friend Catherine Hicks, who is now believed to be Sylvia Asimov, despite the fact that Asimov reportedly died in a fire in 1991. She is now a central suspect in the Day X Plot. Now all we need to figure out is what they were transporting. Things are starting to come together. See you next week for Mission 6.