When I first started checking out this LION 777 site, I had assumed it was a scam of some kind, but it appears that there’s more to it than that. (I guess I need to break out of that cynical mindset.) I’m still a bit skeptical, however, given some of the information they talk about.
I don’t know for sure, but it may actually be an internet-based secret society, along the lines of Cicada – don’t quote me on that, though.
Quoting the site itself, “L:.I:.O:.N:. is a Puzzle-Game.” OK, so we’ve established that. If I go by what the site says, the creators of the puzzle-game are this group called Order of Anarchy (OA).
For the curious, here’s Order of Anarchy’s official site: Order Of Anarchy – Enlighten. Overthrow Chaos. Empower.
Like the mysterious Cicada 3301 (if that’s even their real name), OA only gives bits and pieces of information about who they are and what they stand for, but if you put it all together, you can get a pretty good picture.
On their site, there is a brief “FAQ” of sorts, on which it says, “Who are we?” Their answer is “A [sic] Order of family and friends who play and create puzzles and games.” On this same page, they actually list a contact email address, which is firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to email them with more questions, I guess!
Here’s some other information that they list:
If you want to see the whole thing, just the visit the site. I’m not entirely sure what to make of it anymore, but it appears that this site is a hub for a larger organization with several sub-organizations underneath it.
Definitely going to check this out some more…