To get started on my game, I just thought up a very basic idea for a puzzle to implement: a combination lock where you have to enter the three numbers of the combination to open it. It took me about a week to get it all working and polished, with a lot of hand-holding along the way from Nick, but it’s finally ready to share! I didn’t want to just show off the program since that’s not very fun (and it’s not very impressive), so I’ve put together some puzzles for you to find the combination yourself!
I haven’t tested any of the three puzzles, so if they are too hard or easy, I apologize! And please let me know if you run into any bugs with the lock application, or if it doesn’t load. I don’t know much about HTML5, but I know it has a lot of cross-browser issues. One issue I’ve noticed: If you’re using Chrome, you might find that if you close this post and open it again, the application might not work (you can see the images, but the buttons don’t click). If this happens, try clearing your cache (wrench icon > tools > clear browsing data > Empty the Cache), or right click anywhere on the page and click “Inspect Element” to bring up the source code viewer (you don’t need to leave it open though). Both of these seem to wake the program back up. Not sure why it freezes up like that!
Clavicarius’s Combination Lock Puzzle
- Use the following three visual puzzles to figure out the three numbers for the combination lock.
- To confirm your answer, enter the numbers in the application at the bottom of the post and click “Check Answer.”
- If your answer is wrong, the lock will reset and you can try again. If your answer is correct, you’ll be given a secret code.
You can use this code to claim your prize: a drawing of whatever you want, made by me!The contest is over, so the code is only to prove yourself to other solvers!
No hints this time, so best of luck!