- Isis Adventure
Isis Adventure is a long-term
puzzle gamepresented by [http://www.sonicwarp.com Sonicwarp Ltd] , a Cheshirebased business. The first puzzle of the game has players trying to open "The Isis I" (referred to simply as "The Isis"), a precision engineered anodized aluminium puzzle. The game offered a real-life reward of up to £1000 (approx. $2,000 or €1,500) to whoever found the associated gold coins. The game began in September 2006, and several gold coins have been won by players throughout the UK.
Isis 1 was released 7th July 2006, and the Adventure started 25th September 2006. Claimed as the 'Worlds Hardest Puzzle', it was received into the world with critical acclaim. The Isis I has featured on both TV (on The
Jonathon RossShow on the 29th September 2006and Dragons Denon the 21st March 2007) and in print media (such as the Chester Chronicle)
With a price of £109 per Isis, some people regard the puzzle as extremely expensive, and as such Sonicwarp offer free Isis puzzles, by creating a
geocachingtype event for each puzzle hidden. Early puzzles were regarded as easy compared to the later ones created by 'KelticFox', one of the Isis Adventure moderators.
There is a [http://www.isisadventure.co.uk/forum large user forum] in which players can discuss clues, ideas and solutions. The Managering Director of Sonicwwarp Ltd (Andrew Reeves) also frequents the site under the name 'Puzz'. A user called 'KelticFox' used to moderate the forum, but left due to unresolvable differences with the company.
'KelticFox' also created a [http://www.isisadventure.co.uk/txt2win/cypher-zone.php Isis Cypher] for Sonicwarp before he/she left. This unfortunately means there is no-one to provide hints and clues with the Cypher, which is proving difficult to solve by the players. There are currently no more cyphers on the website, and members of the Forum are waiting on KelticFox to produce the solution to the last cypher (Cypher III). It is also known that 'KelticFox' used to hide the pyramids and write the clues.
The aim of the Isis 1 is to open a puzzle ball to retrive a key placed inside. This key (not included in every ISIS, some require paying to have it shipped to you) in turn opens the hidden pyramids, where a player can claim either a gold coin - worth normally £500 or a silver coin worth a £20
gift voucher. Players must also solve a riddle to get the correct password before being able to collect a prize. In December 2006 the gold coin was worth £1000 up to 5th January 2007 where it was reduced to £500 (Sonicwarp called this the '12 Days of Christmas' competition').
The Clue Book
A book was provided with the Isis 1 puzzle. Within this book there were 10 encrypted hints, that would help solve the puzzle ball. All the encrypted hints were a simple
On 31st May 2007, there were 12 isis 1As released, limited edition. Each was issued with a unique certificate of authenticity. The Isis 1A is a lot more difficult to open, and there is one prize for the first person who solves the accompanying riddle. This has still yet to be solved (16/07/2008).
Recently, it has come to light that a 13th Isis 1A exists, although it does not come with a certificate of authenticity. This 13th isis 1a was made available to purchase at a secret pyramid location, for a larger sum of money. Although the prize has still yet to be won, all 13 isis 1As have now been opened by their respective owners, according to the official sonicwarp isis adventure forum. Although the pictured isis 1A is green and black, this is not representative of the entire 13, as they all differed in colour, from pink, to silver, to green to black to blue, which made them even more unique. Pictured right - Isis 1A (10 of 12).
The Isis II is due to be released sometime soon in mid 2008, with Puzz mentioning on the ISIS Forum: "It will be shaped like a pyramid and the key will be visible". At the Tutankhamun Exhibition for a few days, there was a prototype of the Isis II in a display case.the clues for isis 2 are 1-turn bottom section one full anticlockwise turn to begin 2-the initial red light spells ramisis 3-move internal object bottom to top top to bottom 4-listen to the ramisis to establish your layer position 5-bottom section must only be turned quarter turn to release the key chamber.
Other Products by Sonic Warp
* Gyre Ring
* Card Holders
[http://www.isisadventure.co.uk/forum Isis Adventure Forum]
[http://www.sonicwarp.com Sonicwarp Ltd]
[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0863504/fullcredits#cast Isis on Jonathon Ross]
[http://www.bbc.co.uk/dragonsden/episodes/dragons4_ep6.shtml Isis on Dragons Den]
* [http://www.sonicwarp.com Sonicwarp Ltd Official Site]
* [http://www.isisadventure.co.uk/ Isis Adventure Official Site]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Isis (disambiguation) — Isis was a goddess in Egyptian mythology.Isis may also refer to:Geography* The Isis, a segment of the River Thames * Isis Highway, an Australian highway * Shire of Isis, an area in Queensland, AustraliaMusic* Isis (band), an American post metal… … Wikipedia
Isis (song) — Song infobox | Name = Isis Artist = Bob Dylan Album = Desire Released = 5 January 1976 Format = vinyl record Recorded = July 1975 Genre = Rock Length = 6:58 Label = Columbia Producer = Don DeVito Reviews = All Music Guide… … Wikipedia
Curse: The Eye of Isis — Developer(s) Asylum Entertainment Publisher(s) DreamCatcher Interactive (US) Wanadoo (EUR) … Wikipedia
Hotel ISIS — (Redington Shores,США) Категория отеля: Адрес: 17566 Gulf Boulevard , Redington Shores, FL 33708, СШ … Каталог отелей
Filmation — For the unrelated isometric graphics engine used by Ultimate Play the Game in their 8 bit computer games, see Filmation engine. Infobox Defunct Company company name = Filmation fate = Closed foundation = 1962 defunct = 1989 location = Reseda,… … Wikipedia
Monica Hughes — Born November 3, 1925(1925 11 03) Liverpool, England Died March 7, 2003(2003 03 07) (aged 77) Edmonton, Canada Occupation Author Genres Children s Literature … Wikipedia
List of Marvel Family enemies — Through his adventures, Fawcett Comics/DC Comics superhero Captain Marvel and his Marvel Family gained a host of enemies, including the following: Contents 1 Acrobat 2 Adolf Hitler 3 Amoeba Family … Wikipedia
Outsiders (comics) — For the 1st Issue Special Outsiders team, see Outsiders (DC Comics) Outsiders Cover for Outsiders vol. 4, #15. Art by Lee Garbett and Trevor Scott. Group publication information … Wikipedia
Superboy (Kon-El) — Superboy Superboy flies into action. Art by Mike McKone. Publication information Publisher DC Comics First … Wikipedia
Captain Marvel (DC Comics) — Infobox comics character converted=y character name= Captain Marvel caption= The traditional Captain Marvel, painted by Alex Ross. character name= Captain Marvel full name=Gary Keith Barbour publisher=Fawcett Comics (1939–1953) DC Comics… … Wikipedia