Players have been deciphering cryptic clues for 18 months in a bid to discover the location of the Receda Cube (an ancient artefact lost from Perplex City
), and claim the $200,000 reward.
By solving the puzzle cards, gamers can get nearer to the prize. Players must discover the hidden meanings in optical illusions, heat sensitive inks, origami, cryptography, mazes, and riddles. If solved successfully the cards take players one step closer to the reward. To date players have spent $2million on these cards, the rarest cards’ have sold for over $400 on eBay, and 800,000 have been successfully solved online.
Michael Smith, CEO of Mind Candy comments "Perplex City is a new interactive form of storytelling that has captured the imagination of gamers on Earth. Once the Receda Cube has been safely returned to Perplex City, many more avenues in the puzzle labyrinth will become exposed. The future will see many more exciting opportunities for cryptic, gaming fun."
The discovery of the Receda Cube will mark the end of Season One of Perplex City. Season Two is just around the corner and will offer episodic storytelling, allowing for a deeper more immersive experience for all users, regardless of when they join the game.