Looking for an old hacker puzzle site
February 12, 2010 1:22 PM   Subscribe

Looking for a puzzle site from a few years back whose navigation forward was achieved by solving a series of hacker-type problems. Maybe 2002 or so? Not entirely sure.

I really enjoyed playing it but didn't get very far. I was thinking of a similar concept for a friend's website. I don't remember too much but it was somewhat haxor-elitist in the sense that you had to be clever enough to know your way around websites and the internet. I remember one puzzle requiring you to check some words in the HTML of the page. Each page would require a new puzzle to solve before moving on to the next. There were diagrams and little mysteries to solve. I don't think it was in any way commercial. Anyway if people don't remember the exact site I am thinking of, anything that is similar (but not one aimed at children or just too easy or didn't have an internet-flavour to it) that you know of would also be useful. Thanks.
posted by vizsla to Computers & Internet (10 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
 
Notpron?
posted by Admiral Haddock at 1:28 PM on February 12, 2010


Is it The Impossible Quiz (link to google search)? I can't check which of those links actually contain that quiz, since my work's filters block game sites, but that might put you on track.
posted by urbanlenny at 1:29 PM on February 12, 2010


weffriddles

This one isn't really a "hacker" game, but I do remember it using a few tricks like the one mentioned, where you look for words in the html souce. Most of the puzzles are word/puzzle based, though.
posted by warble at 1:30 PM on February 12, 2010


try2hack
posted by elsewhen at 1:33 PM on February 12, 2010


Tricky's Riddles?
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 1:54 PM on February 12, 2010


http://www.hackthissite.org/ ?
posted by Diplodocus at 1:59 PM on February 12, 2010


Notpron! That was it. Thanks! The other suggestions look fun too. Keep 'em coming!
posted by vizsla at 3:13 PM on February 12, 2010


http://n.nfshost.com is another!
posted by anotherthink at 3:58 PM on February 12, 2010


Uplink (auto-load video) is a game pretty much dedicated to "hacking". It's not really so much hacking/puzzles as it is getting together various bits an bobs and putting your connection through a ton of computers to give you the most time "hacking" as possible, but I remember it being quite fun.
posted by djgh at 4:52 PM on February 12, 2010


I learned python by doing http://www.pythonchallenge.com/
posted by bensherman at 8:49 PM on February 12, 2010


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