The END of TREASURE QUEST is upon us! It's the FINAL KEY!

Here's where it all comes together, and just in time for THE FINAL KEY is upon us! The start of Summer Game 2012 is just a few short weeks away, so time for ONE LAST BRAINTEASER to hold you over until the Summer Game's TRIUMPHANT RETURN! And this time, with email TREASURES still awaiting, Questers who complete the challenges of TREASURE QUEST including the FINAL KEY will get something truly SECRET AND VALUABLE, giving a clue as to something BIG coming in the SUMMER GAME! So, HAPPY QUESTING!

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~~~~~     THE FINAL KEY APPEARS!     ~~~~~~
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Nothing to see here.
What do you want to do?

1. Go to Treasure Quest Leaderboards
2. Visit the Key Gallery
3. See Your Character
4. Attempt to Enter a Key Code, Gate Code, or Treasure Code

As a vision of the FINAL KEY appears before your eyes, you hear Wil Wheaton say:

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The end is nigh! The FINAL KEY is all you have to claim;
A clue is at the end of the beginning of this game.
The Keys, the Gates, the codes, the points; they all come from a book;
If you're averse to spoilers then perhaps you shouldn't look.

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Note: in the thread below, Questers are sharing info with each other and getting hints; if you want to solve this puzzle without any help, don't keep reading as there are SPOILERS below!

Treasure Quest in the home stretch with the BELGIAN KEY!

The BELGIAN KEY just might be the WEIRDEST ONE YET! With only one key still to come, and Summer Game 2012 just over the horizon, KEEP QUESTING!

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~~~~~     THE BELGIAN KEY APPEARS!     ~~~~~~
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Look Closely!
What do you want to do?

1. Go to Treasure Quest Leaderboards
2. Visit the Key Gallery
3. See Your Character
4. Attempt to Enter a Key Code, Gate Code, or Treasure Code

As a vision of the BELGIAN KEY appears before your eyes, you hear a Russian Children's Book Author say:

Once upon a time there was a boy without a stitch;
depending on the legend, he was poor, or he was rich.
The legends say the boy endeared himself to a whole nation,
by simply saying what he thought of war, through micturation.

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Note: in the thread below, Questers are sharing info with each other and getting hints; if you want to solve this puzzle without any help, don't keep reading as there are SPOILERS below!

TREASURE QUEST enters its third act with THE TWO-DIMENSIONAL KEY!

With the release of the TWO-DIMENSIONAL KEY, there are now only TWO Treasure Quest Keys remaining! Summer is almost here, KEEP QUESTING!

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~~~~~     THE TWO-DIMENSIONAL KEY APPEARS!     ~~~~~~
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Look Closely!
What do you want to do?

1. Go to Treasure Quest Leaderboards
2. Visit the Key Gallery
3. See Your Character
4. Attempt to Enter a Key Code, Gate Code, or Treasure Code

As a vision of the TWO-DIMENSIONAL KEY appears before your eyes, you hear an English Headmaster's voice say:

To make its nature clearer to you, you who live in space:
if there were one dimension less, it'd be a different place.
It's by another A2, one of Queen Victoria's reign,
Find this book, but handle gently... lest you break your brain.

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Note: in the thread below, Questers are sharing info with each other and getting hints; if you want to solve this puzzle without any help, don't keep reading as there are SPOILERS below!

Treasure Quest continues with the deceptively simple IRON KEY!

Despite the local absence of winter, Treasure Quest keeps on moving through the seasons with this month's Key Drop: THE IRON KEY!

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~~~~~     THE IRON KEY APPEARS!     ~~~~~~
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Look Closely!
What do you want to do?

1. Go to Treasure Quest Leaderboards
2. Visit the Key Gallery
3. See Your Character
4. Attempt to Enter a Key Code, Gate Code, or Treasure Code

As a vision of the IRON KEY appears before your eyes, you hear a Japanese boy's voice say:

For one young boy in Mabase, another made-up place,
Love, she rides a Vespa and a Rickenbacker bass.
Chase the Mighty Pirate King, who knows where he might be;
Listen to The Pillows' sounds and seek the Iron Key!

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Note: in the thread below, Questers are sharing info with each other and getting hints; if you want to solve this puzzle without any help, don't keep reading as there are SPOILERS below!

Don't miss the ARCADE MASTER CHAMPIONSHIPS: coming this Friday!

If you've been Downtown this season for any of AADL-GT Gaming Events then you probably already know about the Arcade Master Series . But if you haven't, don't worry, there is still a chance to participate! The Arcade Master Series is an Old-school Hi-Score Contest (think "The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters") and each month we have had a different game. In August we took Ms. Pac-man out for a run. September had us battling space sprites in Galaga. Tapper in October taught us an important lesson about spending too much time at the bar. November was Frogger's 30th Anniversary, and with it came our first use of MAME in tournament play. This month is super special with Robotron.

To commemorate the big finish for this first-ever series, AADL and the UM Computer & Video Game Archive present the ARCADE MASTER CHAMPIONSHIPS, featuring LIVE MUSIC, OLD GAMES, and BIG PRIZES!

So how can you take part and fight for your chance to be crowned Arcade Master? not to mention win the grand prize: win an iPad2 with iCade mini arcade cabinet! Read on.

Treasure Quest is back with THE GSV KEY!

We've gone from Summer to Winter, and Treasure Quest just KEEPS ON MAKING IT HAPPEN! Here's the December Key Drop: The GSV KEY!

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~~~~~     THE GSV KEY APPEARS!     ~~~~~~
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Look Closely!
What do you want to do?

1. Go to Treasure Quest Leaderboards
2. Visit the Key Gallery
3. See Your Character
4. Attempt to Enter a Key Code, Gate Code, or Treasure Code

As a vision of the GSV KEY appears before your eyes, you hear a smooth and caring, yet artificial voice say:

There's a fiction author who writes Scifi with an M.
In his books, there's nothing scarce, yet each is quite the gem.
Twice he took a title from TS's Poetry;
Look within the Waste Land and you'll find what holds this key.

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Note: in the thread below, Questers are sharing info with each other and getting hints; if you want to solve this puzzle without any help, don't keep reading as there are SPOILERS below!

Treasure Quest continues: It's the MINIMOOG KEY!

We're already one third of the way through TREASURE QUEST, and with each key more challenging and more valuable than the last, it's still EVERYBODY'S QUEST! Remember, if you've got questions, or you're stuck, talk to the other Questers here in this thread or ask a question, you never know what might help!

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~~~~~     THE MINIMOOG KEY APPEARS!     ~~~~~~
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Look Closely!
What do you want to do?

1. Go to Treasure Quest Leaderboards
2. Visit the Key Gallery
3. See Your Character
4. Attempt to Enter a Key Code, Gate Code, or Treasure Code

As a vision of the MINIMOOG KEY appears before your eyes, you hear a Cantata and these words:

Before Walter was Wendy, Rachel helped to make a disc,
with tech not so well-tempered, every take was quite a risk.
They took the work of JSB and Robert's Keys and Tools;
then switched it on, and laid it down. The output simply RULES.

Note: in the thread below, Questers and sharing info with each other and getting hints; if you want to solve this puzzle without any help, don't keep reading as there are SPOILERS below!

Treasure Quest heats up: The BOOLEAN KEY appears!

Treasure Quest is rolling, with 17 players who successfully completed the challenges of the Chrono Key! But it's not too late; these codes won't expire anytime soon. Keep searching, and see if you're up to this next key! Remember, if you've got questions, or you're stuck, talk to the other Questers here in this thread or ask a question, you never know what might help!


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~~~~~     THE BOOLEAN KEY APPEARS!     ~~~~~~
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Look Closely!
What do you want to do?

1. Go to Treasure Quest Leaderboards
2. Visit the Key Gallery
3. See Your Character
4. Attempt to Enter a Key Code, Gate Code, or Treasure Code

As a vision of the BOOLEAN KEY appears before your eyes, you hear an Earl say:


Athenians in modern Greece have something for your shelf;
It's half about a brilliant man, and half about itself.
Comics help you find the way, but only when misspelled
Rustle up this complex set of theories built and felled.

Note: in the thread below, Questers and sharing info with each other and getting hints; if you want to solve this puzzle without any help, don't keep reading as there are SPOILERS below!

Introducing: TREASURE QUEST! And the CHRONO KEY appears!

Treasure QuestTreasure Quest

One game is over, one begins; a long and winding path
of keys and gates and codes and plates and pixels and wikis and math.
A Key appears upon each First, along with tiny clues;
Your brain, the web, our catalog: the only tools you'll use.

Find the codes for every key, they'll lead you to the gate;
combine the two to find the way to treasures that await.
(Rest assured these treasures, though exciting, cool, and grand,
Are not the type of treasures you can hold within your hand).

9 keys to find, 9 gates to clear; the start of something big.
Find the codes and earn the points as through the site you'll dig.
Quests are puzzles, and puzzles are games, and games are always fun,
And now it's time to start your quest. Ready, Player One?


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~~~~~     THE CHRONO KEY APPEARS!     ~~~~~~
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Chrono Key
What do you want to do?

1. Go to Treasure Quest Leaderboards
2. Visit the Key Gallery
3. See Your Character
4. Attempt to Enter a Key Code, Gate Code, or Treasure Code

As a vision of the CHRONO KEY appears before your eyes, you hear an English boy's voice say:

Agamemnon slew the beast; I saw the villain fall.
He swept me up upon his mount and took me to his hall.
I learned the ways of King and Court, was poised to take the throne;
My "friends" refused to let me choose this dad above my own.

Unlock the Chrono Key by solving the Key Riddle hidden in an item in the AADL Catalog!
Use your head, use the web, and remember to LOOK CLOSELY!

READY PLAYER ONE?

Note: in the thread below, Questers and sharing info with each other and getting hints; if you want to solve this puzzle without any help, don't keep reading as there are SPOILERS below!

Summer Game 2011: Game Over!

GAME OVER: GAME OVERGAME OVER: GAME OVER GAME OVER PLAYERS! Final points have been tallied, code changes rolled out, and all 3 Grand Prizes have found their way to their happy homes, and that means the books have officially closed on Summer Game 2011! The Summer Game Shop will stay open for your orders until Sunday 9/18 at Midnight, and you can still enter codes that come with shop items until the end of September, but other than that, Summer Game 2011 has come to a close, and the daily delight of earning points by using and helping your library has vanished from our lives.

UNTIL NOW! Introducing the POINTS-O-MATIC CLICK-O-TRON, and the amazing and baffling TREASURE QUEST! Two new ways to earn points, with more on the way!

So, you'll notice on your player page after you try the POINTS-O-MATIC CLICK-O-TRON a new section below your Summer Game points. Each game will have its own section on your scorecard. Your summer game point balance will transfer to next year's summer game, but Points-o-matic or Treasure Quest points aren't shop points. There may be ways to exchange them or spend them somehow at some point down the road, but not on the horizon!

So, with these new games dawning, with Summer Game 2011 fresh in our minds, what should be new in Summer Game 2012? What do you want more of, and what do you want less of? What badges would you like to see? What types of items would you like to see in the shop? And what new features of the game might you like to see built in to Summer Game 2012? Let us know your ideas, play the new games, and keep having fun with YOUR library!

THANKS FOR PLAYING!

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