Do you enjoy solving puzzles? Working with other people? Crying out in frustration?
If you said yes to at least two of those, you should sign up for this competition!
or to at least solve the most by the end of the time limit. This thread is both for giving expressions of interest, and also to ask questions.
This post also holds the leaderboard, which will be kept up to date during the competition.
A. Players must form a team of 2 to 4 people (preferably 3).
Larger teams will be asked to split, and solitary players must at least find a partner.
A. Signups will be likely stay open for 1 to 2 weeks, depending on how much interest this receives.
I will let players know in advance when the start date is confirmed.
A. There is 8 to solve, and players are given 2 weeks to solve as many as they can.
If progress is particularly slow, the time limit may possibly be increased, but I doubt that will be necessary.
A. Each puzzle comes in the form of an image. They are not connected to each other; they are all separate to solve,
and can be solved in any order. The solution to each puzzle comes in the form of a single word.
Guessing the solutions will not work as I will also be asking for a short summary of how they are solved.
A. Yes, I doubt any player will already know everything they need to be able to solve all 8 of the puzzles.
Some puzzles require knowledge that not everyone has, and so research will be very helpful.
A. There is a Discord server for this competition in which each team also have their own private room and voice chat.
After signing up, I will invite the team to the server.
Please make sure that you have Discord if you are participating in this event.
A. Yes, each team will nominate a captain. The player with this role is in charge of organising their team,
and will be the main point of contact between the staff and all of the players.
A. When it comes to this event, what's more important than ability is determination.
If you're the kind of person to give up as soon as you realise how difficult something is, or when you get stuck,
I'd advise you to sit out of this one. However, if you're the kind of person who doesn't give up,
and who enjoys a challenge, this event is for you, regardless of puzzle-solving ability!
A. These were all designed by me over the span of a few years, and I am not a professional puzzle designer!
This means that yes, there could possibly be some awkward leaps in logic at some points, and perhaps the designs won't end up
being the most user-friendly, but I have tried my hardest to make these puzzles very much possible to solve.
I have had multiple groups of people beta-test them, and while most were unsuccessful, each puzzle was able to be solved!
If most teams end up completely stuck at a certain point, I am happy to provide hints to keep things moving along.
Thanks to Vaporwave for providing the prize
- Make sure you and your team are willing to put in the effort that this event requires! Teams that end up doing nothing or
quit right away are a waste of time and effort, especially when there's people that actually want to give this a go.
- If your team has two incredibly skilled puzzle-solvers, perhaps consider forming two teams with those two players as captains.
It will balance out the teams a little, and who doesn't like a little bit of friendly rivalry?
- Make sure the other members in your team are aware of the above the above points, and the rest of the information on this thread.
Team Name: (please keep this appropriate)
Team Member 1:
Team Member 2: (delete this if team only has 2 members)
Team Member 3: (delete this if team only has 3 members)