Posted tagged ‘ticnet’

Bored? Try my hellish Image Maze web game!

21/09/2009

imagemaze_level1The beginning…

Level-based/hacker web games have been around for a long time now. The usual premise is that you land on a page using your browser, and with the help of the information on this page are supposed to reach the “next level”, ie. the next page, with yet another mystery, and so on. This is accomplished by either manipulating the URL through the hints you have received, or inputting a password in a form on the page.

I’ve always thought it was a great concept and have played quite a few of them in my days. (Although I’m having a real time finding them right now, maybe I’m using the wrong search terms – if you remember any of these classics, feel free to post the link to them in the comment section!)

But you’re not here for them, no you’re in for my very own Image Maze. So head on over to
http://fs.shrtl.com/imagemaze/ and you’ll soon notice that you have been bumped to
http://fs.shrtl.com/imagemaze/first – “first” being the level name, and your task is to find the next level, for example, if you were to guess that the next level is called “brownie”, you simply go to http://fs.shrtl.com/imagemaze/brownie/ and check it out. Now you’re on your own!

The game contains six levels, which quickly go from very simple to sucker hard, each level has a very vague hint on what to do to find the next level name, and features some of the photos I’ve taken over the years. Once you’ve finished all of the levels you’ll get a unique code, post it in the comment section if you want to brag about your accomplishment! 🙂

I’ve assembled a bunch of hints if you get stuck, but don’t peek unless you’re absolutely lost – because just like Hint Coins in Professor Layton, it ruins the experience! In order to view the hints, simply mark the text in the black boxes below.

Hints:
Level 1 – What kind of extra information does an image carry when used in HTML?
Level 2 – Now would probably be a great time to check out the HTML code!
Level 3 – Woah, that’s quite a big image – but why?!
Level 4 – What usually causes an image to now be shown?
Level 5 – Your browser won’t help you solve this one, there’s a secret inside the image.
Level 6 – This one is kind of like the last one, only the other way around.

In other news…
ticketbastard

Small logo improvement suggestion to account for actual company policy.

The oddball, unstable queue  and booking system employed by Swedish event ticket seller Ticnet stinks. The fact that they have pretty much a monopoly on any larger event doesn’t make things better. I guess I’ll just have to enjoy my Rammstein concert sitting down… in the back… Blargh.