There were 8 entries in the Local Challenge contest, 65 entries in the Remote Challenge contest, and 45 entries in the Hidden Challenge contest. Here are the winners, chosen entirely at random from all applicable contest entries:
|Local Challenge Grand Prize||Brad Clare|
|Local Challenge Geocoin Prize||Tim Hall|
|Remote Challenge Grand Prize||Ciprian Tutu|
|Remote Challenge Geocoin Prize||Jon Sarche|
|Hidden Challenge Grand Prize||Brad Eldredge|
|Hidden Challenge Geocoin Prize||Chris Rickard|
|How to Puzzle Cache Book Prize||Richard Dennis|
|Bonus Geocoin Prize *||Roseanne Fox|
(* I found one spare unactivated geocoin in my collection, so I threw that into the prize pool as well, choosing at random from all entries in all contests.)
I should have the prize packages shipped by this weekend, so watch your email for tracking info.
Congratulations to all the winners! I expect that you’ll all be singing this (which, as I know you all know, is Thing A Week #53):
Now that the contest is over, I’ve added hints for all of the puzzles to the web site. At the bottom of each page is a link to a hint page specifically for that puzzle. The hints are protected with spoiler reveal buttons, so you can choose for yourself how spoiled you want to be (but I didn’t provide outright solutions for any of the puzzles).
I updated the FAQ list with all of the latest info. If there’s anything you’re still wondering about, please check there. And if you don’t find it there, please contact me.
The Geodyssey web site will stay online for the foreseeable future, including the Bonus Puzzle and the Final Final Puzzle (links to find them are in the FAQ and on the home page).
The geocache in South Florida will still be active. If you’re planning to visit it, please let me know … perhaps we can get together in person if you do.
I’ve got some more puzzle projects in the works right now that will hopefully see the light of day soon. If you enjoyed Geodyssey, I have a feeling you’ll appreciate them.
The best way to find out about them if and when they appear is to join the email list and the Puzzlehead group on Facebook. Please get involved in the discussion in the Facebook group to stay connected to your fellow solvers.
Thanks so much to everyone who helped to create Geodyssey and especially to everyone that took the time to solve it. I hope you enjoyed solving it as much as I enjoyed interacting with all of you.
Sincerely, Your Puzzlehead,
Eric Peterson / ePeterso2