UrbanQuest launches crowd-funding campaign to build the biggest puzzle in Internet history: EPIC Quest is a five week, interactive treasure hunt with $5000 in prizing.
OTTAWA, Ontario, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Five Chapters, Five Weeks, $5,000. The EPIC Quest will challenge players to test their mental mettle against an interactive puzzle. Cash prizes will await those who are the fastest to solve the chapters. An Indiegogo campaign launched September, 30(th) aims to raise $20,000 for the development and testing of the EPIC Quest, built by Canadian company UrbanQuest.
View the campaign page at http://igg.me/at/epicquest.
“Since 2008, we’ve built real world puzzle events in almost 40 cities across North America that people need to get off their couch to solve,” says UrbanQuest Founder, Anthony Woods. “EPIC Quest will be a puzzle challenge on an entirely different scale because we’ve made it an online adventure and taken down the geographical barriers.”
The tagline “Win a Little, Give a Little” has been coined to explain a special component to EPIC, where charities also benefit from the prize money. In the style of Celebrity Apprentice, EPIC winners will choose a charity to receive a donation equal to the prize money they’ve won.
Woods believes the puzzles and intrigue, combined with the allure of the prize money and opportunity to make a charitable contribution will attract a huge audience for the EPIC Quest. With that in mind, the money raised through Indiegogo will fund the cost of building the EPIC Quest to handle heavy traffic and truly make it ‘the biggest Internet puzzle in history.’ Costs will also include design, testing, legal fees, and much more.
“We developed and tested a beta EPIC with select users over the course of several months,” said UrbanQuest Designer, Wes Michelakos. “We’re really appreciative of the feedback we received and now feel equipped to build the full scale EPIC Quest and make it open to everyone.”
Indiegogo contributions start at $5, in exchange for perks like UrbanQuest products and hints for the EPIC Quest.
Try a sample clue for the EPIC Quest at http://theepicquest.com.
The EPIC Quest is another creation from the makers of UrbanQuest, a live scavenger hunt similar to the Amazing Race. Teams solve a series of mysteries that lead them from one site to another in a city they choose. UrbanQuest is available in over 35 cities.
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