Hints to Help you Get Across the GeekGames Finish LineBy Mick Gibson
The GeekGames close this weekend …
… and that means someone is going to win the overall prize of a Macbook Air and iPad3 – with 9 runner-ups each getting there hands on a Kindle touch!
We’ve had a fair few questions about how the secret scoring algorithm works across the 3 games of: Mouse-Questrian, Spam-Shoot and Pong-Long. Without giving too much away, here are a few hints:
- There is a maximum OVERALL score (hint … the current winning scores are getting pretty close to it. Also, each of the three games contribute equally to the overall score.)
- In Mouse-Questrian .. speed is everything (so find a way to stay close to the line, but get across the finish as quickly as you can).
- In Spam-Shoot … you’re well rewarded for shooting the ‘bad-guys’ (blue spam emails) and also NOT shooting the ‘good-guys’ (orange non-spam emails) But shooting a ‘good-guy’ AND missing shooting a ‘bad-guy’ will seriously hurt your chances AND lower your score.
- In Pong-Long … it’s all about getting your score as high as you can. But do-the-math on the maximum overall score achievable (see #1 above) and you’ll also know when to stop :)
Okay, that’s it.
Good luck to you and the thousands of other GeekGamers, as you push towards the finishing line and the closing of the GeekGames.
Enjoy … and make sure you also take New Relic up on their GeekGames Data Nerd t-shirt offer!