A new game, The Bitcoin Enigma, pursues the trail of ‘The Legend of Satoshi Nakamoto’, a game which was developed in 2015 but only claimed it’s popularity two weeks ago, after the completion of it’s final chapters. The winner of the game has emerged victorious with $50,000 Bitcoins, along with a sum of bitcoin cash and other forked coins. The Bitcoin Enigma has come up with a new succession of twenty four puzzles with just 1BTC as the prize, but that seems to be sufficient to make anyone want to unlock the mysteries behind the weak, insipid buildings, the eerie labyrinth of stairways and the thrill of the game. The most powerful fact of the game lies not in it’s visuals but it’s theories. Players have to make a decision, whether to team up or play alone to reach the climax and also lay a series of confused hints to lead the rivals away. .
Another game by Gem Rose Collective which will be launched on February 20, The Game, let’s players to “Leave hints along the way or slow others down by leading them to dead-ends”. Montecrypto, another virtual currency game, holds up resemblance with Neon District, which was created by the same developer, who created The Legend of Satoshi Nakamoto. . Neon District, an ethereum-based game can be played using Metamask wallet as well. Montecrypto, on the other hand costs approximately $2 to enter and is driven with technique and ability rather than luck. Strategies, master game-planning and being efficient in solving puzzles are the only ways to reach the final stages.
Like most other game developers, Montecrypto’s creators have chosen to stay pseudonymous. On a public platform, they have stated, ‘’ As huge fans of treasure hunts we took inspiration from riddles like la chorette d’or (the golden owl), a statue of the owl was buried in 1993 at the same time a series of clues was published, and still nobody has solved the clues to find the owl and claim the 15kg (33lb) statue made of gold and silver.”
Everything sounds fascinating. The only risk that a player has to take is pay the $2 and take part to see whether the final prize is genuine or not. But that seems to be a risk that any puzzle fanatics are willing to take.