SIMPLE CodeWorks announced the grand prize winner and a number of finalists in their online mini-adventure, Cybertrek. Dave Barnett took the $500 prize with his entry.
Cybertrek, a seven chapter mini-adventure played solely on the web, presents players with a number of cryptographical puzzles and increasingly difficult mathematical challenges wrapped around an adventure story.
Of the winner and current list of six finalists, members of [collectivedetective.org the Collective] swept at least six of the top seven spots. Dave Barnett, a member of cd.org, took top honors and the $500 cash prize for submitting the first email to SCW. The consolation winners will each receive a free copy of The Pro-SIMPLE Combo.
Although the prize has been announced, anyone can still play. The rabbit hole can be found at www.simplecodeworks.com/cybertrek/go.html. The game is still very playable and doesn’t have any time sensitive elements that detract from the playing experience.
According to their website, “Will you be able to rescue the old professor from his secret underground laboratory? Will you be able to find the stolen jewels that have been hidden in the Murdock Mansion? Will you be able to escape from the castle of the evil Baron Von Laden? If so, then you might even be able to complete all seven episodes of Cybertrek and discover the true identity of the mysterious “Woman in Black!”
There is plenty there to keep you busy for a couple of days and the game is completely free to play. Playing the game is easier if you download the free version of SIMPLE, but the download is optional until you get to the last chapter.
SCW also plans further installments in the game with Chapter 8 planned for release at some future date. There is no word yet as to whether there will be prizes for the additional segments.