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Notpron and riddle sites

Last posted Jul 21, 2013 at 08:22PM EDT. Added Jul 20, 2013 at 06:12PM EDT
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I was wondering how many people have heard of Notpron and/or similar sites. I’ve seen a handful of them, but I’m not sure if there are enough to be considered a meme per se.

The basic form of such sites is a series of riddles, usually in the form of a picture and perhaps some background music. The solution of each riddle leads you to the next until you’ve completed the entire “game”, level 140 in the case of Notpron.

Any thoughts, including what such an entry should be called if it were to be made?

Jul 20, 2013 at 06:12PM EDT

There’s something called The Impossible Game, which is somewhat similar. I’ve never heard of Notpron though.

Jul 20, 2013 at 07:15PM EDT

I could dig up some examples of other sites, (there was one of a different format, but the same sorts of puzzles, called The Dumb Game) but I’m interested in whether people are already familiar with them, not trying to show them off, although that could make for a good JFF thread, maybe.

Jul 20, 2013 at 07:29PM EDT

I’m sensing a community challenge here…

But in all seriousness, I think they probably are widely known as a phenomenon or a type of site, but not necessarily by name.

Jul 20, 2013 at 10:35PM EDT

I’ve since given up on the Tim Tang Test. Regardless of whichever came first, you could probably file them all as Notpron derivatives, since it seems Notpron is the most well-known of the bunch.

Jul 21, 2013 at 08:22PM EDT

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