I really like puzzles and brain games -- from simple crosswords to spending an entire weekend at a Microsoft Puzzle Hunt event. I've brought this interest through to my clients who are looking to create engaging and memorable experiences for their most loyal fanbase through a variety of projects that include ARGs, Scavenger Hunts or just a clever Easter Egg for those paying attention.
One of my favorite projects like this was for Acer America's Predator line of computers where I helped create 21 unique puzzles, released over 21 days, for the chance to win one of their new 21X gaming computers.
See if you can solve some of my favorites with the clues below.
Puzzle Designer/Graphic Designer - Devon Harris
Puzzle Designer - Matt Kuphaldt
#3 - When hunting for animals, the first thing you should pay attention to is its size
#4 - Rules for survival if you are the prey: stick together and avoid crossing paths with any predators
#9 - Sink your jaws around this puzzle to find a predator
#10 - Take IT one step at a time and I'll tell you where to go
#11 - This map will help you find the path to eliminating the horrors that prey on your fears. When all the evil is gone, what are you left with?
#13 - Follow the food chain to the answer
#14 - In order to hunt these un-earthly predators, periodically try adding the element of surprise
#18 - Look for abominations made by genetic splicing -- Ultimately, leading to the answer for how humans will go extinct.
#19 - Can't you see that fierce look in his eyes? You'd have to be blind to try and touch this predator
#2 - As the Barbarian enters the dungeon, he must step precisely to find the right spell that will help him escape. Maybe this inscription will help:
#4 - To find the entrance to the coliseum, answer these 12 riddles:
1) A famous gladiator who turned down freedom 4 times
2) Hook-like bone in the hand
3) IV in Spanish
4) Roman hero Horatious who lost his eye in battle
5) A dojo’s master
6) Politician who built the Roman Empire
7) When an army breaks through your walls
9) Iconic food of Columbia
10) Bonus material
11) Scottish warrior clan pattern
12) Skinny latte
#8 - An Assassin, a Ninja, and a Warrior walk into a tavern. They can not speak openly about where they hid the treasure, so they decided to play a game of darts instead.
#11 - The winner faces a lass -- the good kind every pirate needs.
#12 - Only one sword can penetrate the king's magic shield... They say (Influencer) has such a sword, but it's useless unless you have a spell. Maybe the runes on the edge of the shield count for something?