What's the name of this online puzzle series?
December 23, 2012 3:32 PM Subscribe
Help me find a devilishly difficult online puzzle that I had worked on ~4 years ago. Difficultly: I remember a few of the levels and not much about the name. It's not
the "Impossible Quiz" flash game.
posted by jorlyfish to Grab Bag (11 answers total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
It was a series of increasingly difficult puzzles/riddles where I think you would enter the answer into a box and it would redirect you to a new URL for the next level, though it is possible you would enter the URL yourself.
I specifically remember there being one that was a number that was a PLU code - it may have been a number and you had to enter in "white asparagus" or whatever it was, or it may have been a picture of asparagus and you had to enter that PLU code. I also remember a dark blue image in which you needed to find a hidden pixel to click or number in (now that I think about it, all of the answers may have been numbers, but maybe not either... [I know, I know..]) that was a deep ocean or maybe a night sky scene. I also seem to remember there were up into the hundreds (maybe like 250?) of these puzzles, each one leading you to the next. Ciphers also seem like a likely choice of puzzle.
It's not an alternate reality game -- all of the answers would be able to be found online or from your own knowledge (as far as I got anyway), like looking up the PLU code. No traveling to Paris to scan a QR code or looking in the woods geocaching-style.
I don't remember the name of it, but I want to say it either was related to the creator's name (for some reason this sticks out in my mind more) or perhaps another superlative sort of name LIKE the Impossible Quiz - the whole point of it was that it was sort of ridiculous in difficulty in a sometimes arbitrary/artificial way (see: "pixel hunt").
Anyway, I'd like to try it out again, does anyone have any idea what the hell I'm going on about?