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Dev offers a Bitcoin to first person who beats their Steam game

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The developer of a new puzzle game on Steam is offering one Bitcoin to the first person who can solve all 24 puzzles of Montecrypto: The Bitcoin Enigma. At the time of writing, one Bitcoin is worth R122 844 or $10 555. I find it strange that the developer wants to remain secret, and only goes by the name "Gem Rose Accent."

"In Montecrypto: The Bitcoin Enigma players enter a maze filled with 24 mind-bending puzzles. The first to solve them wins the game and gets 1 Bitcoin as a reward," reads the announcement on both the game's Steam page and official website. "Montecrypto: The Bitcoin Enigma is an experiment in player choice and cooperation like no other, with a prize that translates not only to bragging rights but to real world value."

Montecrypto: The Bitcoin Enigma is single-player, but according to the game description, you can share clues with other players, and/or lead them astray. Anyone wants to take this challenge on and share the prize pool?! Montecrypto: The Bitcoin Enigma launches on Steam tomorrow and is priced at $1.99. The recommended PC requirements list 10 GB hard drive space and a GeForce 470 GTX or AMD Radeon 6870 HD.

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Game Features

  • Be the first to solve all enigmas and win one genuine Bitcoin!
  • 24 mind-bending enigmas
  • Share in-game hints with other players and work together…
  • … or slow others down by leading them to dead-ends
  • Atmospheric steampunk scenario
  • Join the treasure hunt!

The above image immediately reminded me of a painting by van Gogh. It looks almost exactly like his "The Bedroom" painting. I wonder if that's a clue... The Steam page shows a series of beautifully crafted screens, and I would play the game just to walk through its enchanting world.

The game itself seems legit, but I can't shake the possibility that the whole thing could also be a scam. One would think that Valve would've checked the developer's credentials, so there's that. The game trailer shows enough of the game to make you think that it is all on the up and up. There's even a link to the devs Bitcoin address on the game's official website.

I might give the game a go when it launches tomorrow, only if to see if it is a proper game. We'll have to wait for someone to claim the prize to know if that part was a marketing scam or the real deal.

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