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Crackables: Win big prizes with OnePlus's puzzle game (Update: first four solved!)
Update, September 18, 2018 (8:47AM ET): OnePlus’ “crypto-puzzle” mobile game Crackables is now live and players are already attempting to crack the code and be among the 1,000 that go through to compete and win the $30,000 grand prize.
A few of us here at Android Authority are trying to solve all of Crax’s puzzles and unlock the cube. It’s technically cheating, but here are the solutions to the first few puzzles to help you catch up:
- Circle maze puzzle: The answer is OEG#RAY
- Morse code puzzle: Tap the dots in the order, then repeat the same taps and add the swipe motion shown, then combine taps and swipes to complete the last two.
- Draw the line puzzle: This one may be unique to each user. The advice here should help.
- Picture puzzle: The answer is TURBO
But that’s your lot, this is a competition after all! Good luck!
Original post, September 17, 2018 (09:00AM ET): OnePlus has teamed up with Google to launch a mobile puzzle game called Crackables where players can win an “ultimate gaming setup” worth $30,000.
Crackables tasks players with solving a series of Android-based “crypto-puzzles” which OnePlus says is comprised of both digital and physical challenges. This is a race to the finish-style contest where only a select number of challengers can make it to the next stage.
The first set of puzzles will open tomorrow on September 18 at 8AM ET. Only the first 1,000 successful participants will make it through to the next phase and stay in with a chance of grabbing the grand prize. Those 1,000 will also receive a microcontroller which will be required for the next batch of puzzles.
The game has been written by Sleep Deprivation Lab, which is headed up by Christian Cantamessa, best known as the lead designer and writer of Rockstar’s classic open-world western, Red Dead Redemption. You can see a sneak preview of what to expect in the video below.
OnePlus teased Crackables last week in a series of cryptic tweets. While there’s no obvious tie-in just yet, it seems likely that OnePlus is hoping the game will contribute to the hype surrounding its next phone, the OnePlus 6T. The OnePlus 6 successor is expected to launch on October 17 and will feature an in-display fingerprint sensor, but no headphone jack.
To play the game for yourself, have your phone ready at 8AM ET tomorrow and hit the button below to get cracking.