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Chronicle of Sorrows - A Challenge Issued

January 19, 2011 at 11:47 am

Yesterday, I posted a long walkthrough for the solution to the Chronicle of Sorrows game.  Today, over at 3232 Design, Richard—the designer of the game, as well as the man behind this website—has posted a more extensive "behind the scenes" look at the game's development.  

Down near the bottom of his post, he's gone one further.  He has issued a challenge.  And there's money on the line.

In yesterday's post, I mentioned that nobody has yet translated the Easter Egg file on Stephenson's desk.  (It looks like so far only a couple of people have found it, according to Google Analytics, but as far as I know nobody has offered up a translation yet.)

Richard is offering a $25 Barnes & Noble gift certificate to the first person to provide an accurate translation of the Easter Egg file.

He thinks his money is safe.  I suspect otherwise.

If you want to take a crack at it, send your translation either to me ( or Richard (

Good luck, and enjoy spending Richard's hard-earned cash.

Addendum:  The prize has already been claimed.  Congratulations, Patrick!


Patrick January 19, 2011 at 4:09 pm
I will not get dragged back into this.
Ian January 19, 2011 at 10:05 pm
And yet...
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