Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego, Streetview edition.
It's been a seriously long time since we had a weekly/daily puzzle series going on at this website. So in light of that, I shall see if we can get another going. No "real" prizes...(yet). Previously we had the winners provide the next thing to find, but someone who won always ended up forgetting they needed to post a new image. For now I'll post all the images and see how it goes.
I'll keep a running score and whoever hits a certain score first wins. Basic rules: I post an image of a streetview every Friday (probably around noon est), and people guess what/where it is. A clue is provided to help. If nobody has guessed right in a day, another clue will be provided, etc. If nobody has guessed it in a week, I'll reveal the answer and start a new puzzle. After 5 people have guessed correctly, a new puzzle will begin. Generally I'll post a new image on Fridays, but if it's been solved by the next Friday, I'll post an additional one (up to three images a week).
To provide everyone an opportunity to find the location, please PRIVATE MESSAGE ME a link to the streetview file (http://www.gearthhacks.com/forums/me...3979-SpiderX22. Top left corner under the moving spider). If it's within the correct general area (or looking at the correct object) I will consider it correct. This thread will be locked/closed, so PRIVATE MESSAGE ME. I will make an update when people win, when the first 5 have won, and then provide the next puzzle. A breakdown of scoring is below (see attached image).
(If you don't understand the theme, "Carmen Sandiego," it was a children's tv show and game about finding Carmen Sandiego throughout the world. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Where_i...en_Sandiego%3F)
AND SO IT BEGINS (first one's easy):
TITLE: PUZZLE 1
CLUE: The 255-0-0 One
1st Place: Crane - 10 points
HINT: The clue reads, THE RED ONE.
Last edited by SpiderX22; 10-10-2010 at 02:51 AM.
Please....try to read what I write: "To provide everyone an opportunity to find the location, please PRIVATE MESSAGE ME a link to the streetview file". As in, not open a new thread. Yes the answer was correct, but now everybody else knows.
But seeing as nobody else has responded yet, and maybe you didn't read my long message (I probably wouldn't read all of it either), your points stand.
1st: Crane - 10 pts
2nd: Jrod - 7 pts
Please keep looking!
Today's clue: Google it. Literally.
Next clue: الْحَمْرَاء
Next clue: As a test to see if anyone is even paying attention (and will pm me a link(, I will give the answer out now, since it's only worth 2/1 points. Alhambra.
As a note: I'll explain the clue's after the puzzle is done. I'll also vary the style of clues every week.
Last edited by SpiderX22; 10-13-2010 at 02:38 AM.
Since nobody has replied after I gave away the answer, I'm going to start a new puzzle anyways. Standings: Crane in 1st with 10pts, Jrod in 2nd with 7pts.
Answer: Alhambra, Spain
Was a focus on HOW people find streetviews. The "255-0-0 One" translates to "The Red One" as 255-0-0 is the RGB (red green blue) color code for red. "The Red One" replies to it's nickname. "Google it. Literally" basically meant if you google "literally red one" the first hit is correct. The next clue was the Arabic script for it, and the next was the answer, as nobody had even looked here.
TITLE: PUZZLE 2
CLUE: PUZZZZZZZZZZLE 2
Crane - 20 points,
Jrod - 7 points
Nice Crane. Sadly, you seem to be the only one doing this.