Solution to Telephone
by Colin Lu, Jakob Weisblat, Jon Schneider, Rahul Sridhar, Anderson Wang
This puzzle consists of a chain of people in ⊥IW who want to pass on a message to one another. Each one tells us where to find the next person. Additionally, some number of seconds after talking to one of them, we hear a notification sound from a messaging app.
|NPC location||NPC Dialog||Sound||Delay||Index|
|In the space station in ⊥IW.giga||They're in the corner of a circuit board. They're really small.||Steam||1||S|
|Bottom corner of ⊥IW.milli||They're just across the way.||6||O|
|Bottom of ⊥IW.milli||They're in the middle of a bridge way up in space.||Hangouts||6||U|
|Bridge in ⊥IW.giga||They're standing by the machine that holds onto ⊥IW.milli.||Messenger||6||N|
|Second floor of ⊥IW.kilo||They're standing next to a rocket.||Discord||7||D|
|Lobby of the ⊥IW.nano complex, by the rocket||They're in the Great Galactic Basement.||Slack||2||L|
|Great Galactic Basement (where you end up if you fall off the bridge in ⊥IW.giga)||They're working at a desk in ⊥IW.kilo.||3||I|
|Roughly in the middle of of the first floor of ⊥IW.kilo||They're in a building whose number is the square of a square.||Snapchat||2||N|
|Building 16||They're up on the space station.||Skype||2||K|
Ordering by the cycle of who is pointing to whom, and indexing the delay into the name of the messaging app, we get SOUNDLINK, the answer to the puzzle.