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Mystery Devs Are Giving Away One Bitcoin to First Person Who Beats Their Game
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Mystery Devs Are Giving Away One Bitcoin to First Person Who Beats Their Game

Montecrypto: The Bitcoin Enigma is a new puzzle game from a mysterious bunch of developers calling themselves Gem Rose Accent. It launches on Steam on February 20th for $1.99, and the first person to beat it will win one Bitcoin. The cryptocurrency is currently worth nearly $10,000.

Montecrypto is an "experiment in player choice and cooperation like no other," according to its Steam page. Players can work together on the game's 24 puzzles or they can slow the competition down by leading them to dead-ends. Once all of the enigmas are solved, the developers say they'll reveal their true identities.

"We are trying to keep our identities secret for now," Gem Rose Accent writes in a press release. "But we can say we are a group of game developers and that we had a crazy idea for a game. 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."

Of course, this could all just be a scam or marketing ploy. Grain of salt, etc. But, for $1.99 it might be worth checking out if you're an intrepid puzzle solver.

(Thanks, Motherboard!)

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