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Does anyone do this? No one will probably know what it is! lol My hubby runs these games part-time, and he just started up a new team. It doesn't make any money, but they're fun for a lot of people to play and for him to put on. They're online puzzle based games, that use real life clues (packages, mail, local newspaper advertisements, phone calls, etc...), online clues, puzzles, and other various methods to "solve" the game.

His latest one, the first with this 'company' was called Ny Takma (or The End deciphered in the language they created).

Here's the main site:

Here's a wrap-up of the latest game:

The main game site was:

Some girls in chat may remember me talking about him getting 2006 Game of the Year and 2006 Best Puzzle of the year - that's the game he won it on. :)

If you enjoy puzzle games, you may want to check them out. Not necessarily his games, but there's a bunch from various people that cater to different tastes - from big names like Microsoft down to little grassroots games (like hubbys). You can usually find one starting up on The big ones like Microsoft even give REALLY big prizes out. Anyway, not too many people know about them, so I thought I'd share. :)

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Hope5 Hope5 9 years
This sounds like fun.
karmasabitch karmasabitch 9 years
Yeah dude, very cool man.
yayita yayita 9 years
very cool dude
karmasabitch karmasabitch 9 years
Wow Wynter, awesome.. using clues in the real world is an interesting twist, I've never heard of that before! :WOOHOO: for winning those awards, that's great! :D
wynter wynter 9 years
Oh, he created a language - his site is supposed to be confusing and un-understandable! lol They had a dictionary for it to help the players out - I didn't get that game either even having him help me out. lol I'm terrible at languages, but the ones who like languages had a ton of fun with it. Plus, the site changed a ton of times before what it is now - they kept evolving it as the game progressed. I'm sure there's one starting out soon - Microsoft has one called Vanishing Point that's giving away a bunch of goodies. "Here’s what you can win by finding my vanishing points before they disappear… The Rocketplane® XP Vehicle is a four-seat fighter-sized vehicle fitted with a delta wing and a V-tail which provide good flight characteristics both subsonically and supersonically. The vehicle is powered by both turbojet engines and a rocket engine, enabling it to accelerate to speeds just over 3,500 feet per second (2,386 miles per hour) and reach altitudes in excess of 330,000 feet (100 kilometers) providing the sensation of weightlessness for three to four minutes! This prize package also includes a Windows Vista based AMD powered Dell desktop pc, 24" widescreen monitor, Zune™ digital media player, an Xbox® 360 gaming console, three Games for Windows game titiles, a Microsoft® LifeCam VX-6000, Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007, and $50,000 cash to help defray the cost of taxes. • 15 loaded AMD based computers with Windows Vista Ultimate, devices and games: - Windows Vista based AMD powered Dell Inspirion 1501 laptops, a Zune, Xbox 360, 3 Games for Windows game titles, a Microsoft LifeCam VX-6000, and Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007. - Windows Vista based AMD powered media computers, a 24" widescreen monitor, a digital media player, Xbox 360, 3 Games for Windows game titles, a Microsoft LifeCam VX-6000, and Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007. - Windows Vista based AMD powered gaming computers, a 30” widescreen monitor, a Zune, 3 Games for Windows game titles, a Microsoft LifeCam VX-6000, and Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007. • Devices (75): a Windows Vista Ultimate, and one of the following: an Xbox 360, Zune, or iRiver Clix. • Software (150): Windows Vista Ultimate, or Office Ultimate 2007. • Games (250): three Games for Windows game titles" So yeah - they give away pretty good prizes. I'd love for Jason to win the trip to Space so I fly to space with him - haha I think their website is
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
Wow Wynter!! That's really cool that he's won those awards!
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 9 years
I don't get it...but I might be missing lots in the translation lol
LaylaCams LaylaCams 9 years
I wish I understood! lol It sounds fun though!
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