ABC launches Lostscape game
In honor of Lost's return, ABC launched Lostscape, an online game, late last week. The game, which doubles as a contest, allows users to explore the island and view clips from past episodes of the show. Fans also have the opportunity to view a scene from an upcoming episode. The goal of the game is to collect significant items, like Locke's knives and Charlie's guitar.
Once you've found seven of the thirty-four items (along with a special item), you can enter the contest. The prize is a trip for two to Comic-Con in San Diego, which includes airfare, hotel accommodations, preferred seating at the Lost panel, and a meet-and-greet with the show's cast and executives. The contest's deadline is June 30.
It's extremely easy to find the required items. If you want to cheat, however, Lostpedia has a list of Lostscape items (and in some cases, how to find them). On the down side, loading the game is hit-or-miss, at least right now. I had trouble getting into Lostscape a few times. Don't look to the game for hidden clues or Easter egg value, though. The text that accompanies the episode clips doesn't provide any extra information. It mostly tells you about the object's background, and in which episodes the item appeared.
Lost returns on Thursday, April 24.