What is MonteCrypto?
Developers from Gem Rose Accent took a clever twist on first-person puzzle games offering one bitcoin to the first player to solve 24 perplexing puzzles in the game ‘MonteCrypto’. The 3D puzzle game is designed as an adventure game for multiple players who either work alone or together, leaving hints along the way to help solve the mind-bending puzzles – or slow others down by leading them to dead-ends.
Gem Rose Accent describes The Bitcoin Enigma as “an experiment in player choice and cooperation like no other, with a prize that translates not only to bragging rights but to real-world recognition.
How much will players be willing to share, how much will they be able to compromise and who will claim access to the final vault of Montecrypto?”
Cashing in on the Crypto-Frenzy
The game is reminiscent of Marguerite de Courcelle’s painting, TORCHED H34R7S, featuring $40k bitcoin reward. While the value of bitcoin fluctuates, interest in the technology continues to surge. MonteCrypto provides a novel way to engage the community and encourage adoption.
The game may even help people gain a better understanding of the cryptocurrency marketplace. It is somewhat analogous to Proof-of-Work mining where solving complex puzzles is rewarded with bitcoin. Mining pools, or teams, in this case, are created to increase the odds of receiving a reward.
Negative Reviews: Is it too hard?
At $1.19 no one is complaining about the price, however, a number of gamers have called the game glitchy, monotonous and not worth playing for the prize money.
One user remarked the one-hour time limit to navigate a 50×50 mile maze leaves no hope to scour the tiniest bit of it. Another went as far as saying you can’t pay me $11,849.80 to play this,” referencing the value of the Bitcoin reward.
The game will likely be solved at some point and gamers have taken to Reddit to create a collaboration map to help new users navigate the maze.
If you are a fan of puzzle games such as Portal, Cube, and Talos Principle Montecrypto offers an interesting alternative with a hefty reward.