The Clue Game
This game is a little like a mix between the crossword and the secret link, but really most resembles online riddles such as NotPr0n - you start out on a page where you get a clue of some sort, and from there you must figure out the location of the next clue, which will take you to the next one, where you will be able to figure out the next one, and so on.
The clues may or may not be Pokémon-related, contain references to other content specifically on this website, or just be common sense. None of them will require extensive knowledge of anything outside of Pokémon, however.
Note that while in the beginning the clue is simply spelled out for you on the page, it might later become trickier and involve images or viewing the source code (to view the source of the page, your browser will usually have that option under View on your toolbar).
To get to the next page, the URL needs to be manipulated. However, to make it easier for you, I have added a little text box to each page where you can simply type in your answer and it will automatically handle it. The answers can be in two formats:
- Usually, you will get to the next clue simply by going to a page with a filename in the format of the number of the previous clue followed by a hyphen and then the answer to the previous clue, with the extension .aspx. All the clue pages are within the /cluegame folder. For example, if clue number five said "The first fire-breathing dragon I've ever seen!" and the answer was Charizard, you'd need to go to cluegame/5-charizard.aspx. However, you can also simply type "charizard" into the textbox on the page with clue five, and it will automatically go to 5-charizard.aspx. Please note that the textbox is just a redirection tool; if you're wrong, you will simply be sent to a nonexistent page and get a 404 error. These are not case sensitive, so Charizard or CHARIZARD would work just as well.
- Sometimes, the answer is in two parts and thus requires the input of a query string. That means that to the URL of the current clue, you would need to add "?answerpart1=answerpart2" (no quotes). For example, if you had just solved that clue five mentioned above with the charizard, and clue six said, say, "One obsessed with eating and the other with sleeping", you might figure that the answers to it are Munchlax and Snorlax, and then the answer would require going to the page cluegame/5-charizard.aspx?munchlax=snorlax. You can do this with the text box by simply typing in "munchlax=snorlax" (again, no quotes). This time, if you were wrong, you'd simply get the same clue as before. This format might also be used as a way of saying "x is y", so that the query string would be x=y (sensible, don't you think?). Note that the second part of the answer is case sensitive and should always be written in lowercase. The first part is not, so that can be however you like. Therefore, Munchlax=snorlax or MUNCHLAX=snorlax would work in the example case, but munchlax=Snorlax would not.
Note that there will never be spaces or other non-alphanumeric characters in the answers, so you will have to strip them out yourself.
Also, because the game is about URL manipulation, this means you can simply bookmark the clue you're at to save your progress for later.
Well, what are you waiting for? Are you ready to start the game?
Page last modified February 16 2011 at 11:26 GMT