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Title: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: hb2007 on November 05, 2017, 09:30:41 PM
Has anybody tried https://trulykryptic.com (https://trulykryptic.com)? It's a free online game where the objective is to find the secret word (or phrase) in order to proceed to the next level.
Currently only 2 people have completed the game. What do you think?
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: RapidStar_ on November 06, 2017, 01:22:05 AM
This is going to be fun :D
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: ji412jo on November 06, 2017, 01:22:46 AM
dang

dat level 5 doe :(
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: hb2007 on November 06, 2017, 07:01:49 AM
Based on the statistics only 50% of people who reached level 5 completed it which is very low. I tried to update the level title so that it's easier now. Let me know if it indeed is (I'm one of the developers).
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: dragonsdemesne on November 06, 2017, 07:40:12 AM
The first five only took me a few minutes, but #6 is weird.  There aren't any words formed by that number on the keypad, and I'm fairly sure no texting abbreviations are, either, unless it's one I haven't seen before.
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: RapidStar_ on November 06, 2017, 07:42:59 AM
"Exotic" changed to "They stare from the side"....

Most of us are stumped in the chat.
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: hb2007 on November 06, 2017, 08:02:04 AM
RapidStar_,


So changing the title didn't help?
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: RapidStar_ on November 06, 2017, 08:02:36 AM
RapidStar_,


So changing the title didn't help?

dragons came in clutch :P
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: hb2007 on November 06, 2017, 08:06:04 AM
dragonsdemesne,


Number 6 is super easy. Have you never owned one of those old phones?
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: dragonsdemesne on November 06, 2017, 08:06:27 AM
Nope.  Cellphones are the spawn of Satan.
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: hb2007 on November 06, 2017, 08:11:52 AM
dragonsdesmesde, look up "T9"
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: dawn to dusk on November 06, 2017, 09:03:54 AM
Number 13 has me stumped, I know what they all are, but I'm not sure of the connection between them all
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: hb2007 on November 06, 2017, 09:07:05 AM
In level 13 there actually isn't a connection. Apply this advice from the Getting started page: "Whenever you find a new word, try it out. If it's not the answer, it might contain another hint that will bring you closer to the answer."
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: Zawadx on November 06, 2017, 12:58:06 PM
What does level 14b even want? Hopelessly stuck there.
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: DoctorC on November 06, 2017, 01:14:44 PM
What does level 14b even want? Hopelessly stuck there.

Some sort of widely known code. Really, REALLY widely.

We'd like to have an answer to lvl 17. Dawn didn't wanna help us :c
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: hb2007 on November 06, 2017, 06:14:49 PM
Level 17 is one of the easier ones. Just connect the picture with the text hints and it will be obvious what you need to do.
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: Zawadx on November 06, 2017, 06:18:08 PM
Level 17 is one of the easier ones. Just connect the picture with the text hints and it will be obvious what you need to do.

Is 29 centred on a tedious rearrangement puzzle? Or is there something elegant I'm missing.
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: hb2007 on November 06, 2017, 06:40:03 PM
29 is indeed an arrangement puzzle but it doesn't have be that tedious if you start with the obvious connections and proceed.
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: Fippe94 on November 06, 2017, 08:59:13 PM
Yeah, it's clearly not "obvious" to everyone. I mean it's easy to say for the creators that something is "obvious" but it rarely is equally obvious for the players. There are a bunch of possible things to start with, and I find it hard to believe there is only a single solution. Some of the small stuff seems easy to move around to several different places.
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: hb2007 on November 06, 2017, 10:28:15 PM
You're right about 29, I looked at it again and I agree it can be quite difficult. The fact that some blocks have only 1 letter probably make it hard for someone who doesn't know the answer already. I am working on an easier version of the puzzle, check back in an hour or so.
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: Foraker on November 07, 2017, 10:58:15 AM
Number 6 is super easy. Have you never owned one of those old phones?

I've owned one. Loved my indestructible Nokia.

First I thought that it's a single word which isn't existing in my non-native english vocabulary so far.
My second thought was that it's maybe more or less of a sentence with modern or old abbreviations.

Still no solution in sight. I've read the thread then in hope of a hint.
hb2007 even mentioned T9 aka the built in dictionaries.
At least for me it means the same because when I used the dictionary
on my old phone it displayed T9 then (T9 just stands for Text on 9 keys).
So I was sure that I'm searching in the right direction.

Then I tried two different T9 decoders which I found online.
Both didn't find a single word with the whole number.
So I tried to segment the number in both decoders to may get a clue what's the message.

After that step didn't help I thought that it's maybe not T9 and the quantity of the numbers leads to a single letter.
Like it was with the even older mobile phones before the implemented dictionaries.
For some reason my brain thought that it's a good idea to count the 2 twice.

XTRB? Google then brought me to fishing gear.
Took me another 5 minutes to realize my mistake.
What a journey with such a simple solution.  ::)


What do you think?

I'm not a puzzle fan. After overcomplicating number 6 so hard I'm already done.
Maybe my wife will give it a try. She's a puzzle junkie.
Despite of me being not a puzzle fan it's imo a great project.
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: hb2007 on November 07, 2017, 07:38:54 PM
Foraker, thank you very much for your opinion and for the detailed account of the struggle to complete level 6 haha.
Do recommend it to your wife then!
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: Vineroz on November 08, 2017, 09:38:51 AM
are there additional hints on every level? or just some of them?
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: hb2007 on November 08, 2017, 10:10:58 AM
Just some of them Vineroz
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: Zawadx on November 10, 2017, 09:21:27 AM
Level 39 seems impossible. The clues don't match up, and nothing makes sense.
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: hb2007 on November 10, 2017, 07:06:28 PM
Zawadx, do you know what the device in the pic is called?
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: Fippe94 on November 10, 2017, 10:15:48 PM
I can find a few different words for it, but none of them seems to make anything any clearer, or give any hint to how the second hint is supposed to be interpreted.
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: Fippe94 on November 10, 2017, 10:24:50 PM
Ok, got it. dammit
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: worldwideweb3 on November 10, 2017, 10:27:04 PM
Ok, got it. dammit

Credits: www3/jijo
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: dragonsdemesne on November 11, 2017, 12:33:51 AM
I'll have to start working on this again.  I got up to level 22: Isn't this odd?  but I didn't give it a try yet.
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: Zawadx on November 11, 2017, 03:36:07 AM
Zawadx, do you know what the device in the pic is called?

I got it with this hint. Considering this is only part of the level, maybe remove the red herrings from the image? The molarities and the ideal gas equation all just confuse you into thinking of something else, especially if you're studying science right now.
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: hb2007 on November 12, 2017, 09:03:03 AM
Thanks for the suggestion, I have updated level 39's image.
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: Chapuz on November 12, 2017, 03:33:08 PM
Noob question. Any hints for level 4? I tried converting the letters to numbers like the ones that appear in my phone and reached nothing  >:(
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: hb2007 on November 12, 2017, 05:25:57 PM
Chapuz, it's not a noob question. You probably just have never heard of the cryptographic technique which is associated with Caesar. Just look it up ;)
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: Fippe94 on November 12, 2017, 11:03:58 PM
Stuck at 48. I simply have no idea what I am supposed to do. Tried a few things, but nothing makes sense to me.
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: Chapuz on November 13, 2017, 12:16:34 PM
Chapuz, it's not a noob question. You probably just have never heard of the cryptographic technique which is associated with Caesar. Just look it up ;)
That was useful, thanks! I had no idea indeed, I tried everything I KNEW.
Now I'm stuck at 5, I feel so stupid. I am zooming out and still see nothing!
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: Fippe94 on November 13, 2017, 02:42:24 PM
Chapouz, if you come to chat there are people there who have come quite far and can help. We have been helping each other and given out some hints.
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: kaempfer13 on November 13, 2017, 08:18:52 PM
Is level 37 just supposed to waste everyones time?  all hints can be followed with a googlesearch (including some random guesses that have no indication whatsoever which one is the right one), but none of them have anything to do with the original title or riddle. Thats not hard its just annoying
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: hb2007 on November 14, 2017, 01:23:07 PM
Stuck at 48. I simply have no idea what I am supposed to do. Tried a few things, but nothing makes sense to me.
I suppose you have figured out what the level title is referring to right? Then find the connection with the text in the image. If you need more help let me know.
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: hb2007 on November 14, 2017, 01:25:56 PM
Chapuz, it's not a noob question. You probably just have never heard of the cryptographic technique which is associated with Caesar. Just look it up ;)
That was useful, thanks! I had no idea indeed, I tried everything I KNEW.
Now I'm stuck at 5, I feel so stupid. I am zooming out and still see nothing!
I suppose you joined the chat and got help from someone who has finished the level. If however you still need a hint from me let me know.
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: hb2007 on November 14, 2017, 01:30:22 PM
Is level 37 just supposed to waste everyones time?  all hints can be followed with a googlesearch (including some random guesses that have no indication whatsoever which one is the right one), but none of them have anything to do with the original title or riddle. Thats not hard its just annoying
It's not supposed to waste people's time but teach them something new. The game is designed to test and enrich problem solving skills and general knowledge. This level focuses on the general knowledge aspect by making you google answers to these questions.
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: Chapuz on November 14, 2017, 01:38:39 PM
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I suppose you joined the chat and got help from someone who has finished the level. If however you still need a hint from me let me know.
Not on that one. The hint I got was that there was a criptographic tecnique named like that. Then I just googled the thing.

I'm now stuck in 19 (the 4 logod ones). Any hint?
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: Fippe94 on November 14, 2017, 02:33:46 PM
Stuck at 48. I simply have no idea what I am supposed to do. Tried a few things, but nothing makes sense to me.
I suppose you have figured out what the level title is referring to right? Then find the connection with the text in the image. If you need more help let me know.

I'm not seeing it. I see some vague similarities in the stories sure, but nothing more than that, and I don't know what I am supposed to do still.
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: DoubleCapitals on November 15, 2017, 09:42:18 AM
More interesting than the Forum Games section!
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: Fippe94 on November 15, 2017, 01:07:41 PM
Stuck at 48. I simply have no idea what I am supposed to do. Tried a few things, but nothing makes sense to me.
I suppose you have figured out what the level title is referring to right? Then find the connection with the text in the image. If you need more help let me know.

I'm not seeing it. I see some vague similarities in the stories sure, but nothing more than that, and I don't know what I am supposed to do still.

Ok, finally found a connection, but only found 5, and still don't know the answer.
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: hb2007 on November 15, 2017, 04:07:52 PM
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I suppose you joined the chat and got help from someone who has finished the level. If however you still need a hint from me let me know.
Not on that one. The hint I got was that there was a criptographic tecnique named like that. Then I just googled the thing.

I'm now stuck in 19 (the 4 logod ones). Any hint?

The order/position of the logos is important.
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: hb2007 on November 15, 2017, 04:09:13 PM
Stuck at 48. I simply have no idea what I am supposed to do. Tried a few things, but nothing makes sense to me.
I suppose you have figured out what the level title is referring to right? Then find the connection with the text in the image. If you need more help let me know.

I'm not seeing it. I see some vague similarities in the stories sure, but nothing more than that, and I don't know what I am supposed to do still.

Ok, finally found a connection, but only found 5, and still don't know the answer.

I think they are only five. Now what do you think about the name of the prince?
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: Fippe94 on November 15, 2017, 08:41:36 PM
Either a fencing techinque, a spire, or french for "arrow". What am I missing?
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: dragonsdemesne on November 16, 2017, 12:53:05 AM
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I suppose you joined the chat and got help from someone who has finished the level. If however you still need a hint from me let me know.
Not on that one. The hint I got was that there was a criptographic tecnique named like that. Then I just googled the thing.

I'm now stuck in 19 (the 4 logod ones). Any hint?

If you're still on this one, you need to identify the logos first.  Also, they aren't placed randomly.

My question is for #26 "Deja vu?".  I found a six letter word that corresponds to the two repeating patterns in the code, but nothing else makes any words that I can find.  Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: Vineroz on November 16, 2017, 01:13:33 AM
My question is for #26 "Deja vu?".  I found a six letter word that corresponds to the two repeating patterns in the code, but nothing else makes any words that I can find.  Any suggestions?

Let's say they are not lame enough to reuse the same picture for the third time to have you solve it using the same algorithm again. It is a different decoding method from the last two. (the repeating pattern still represents the same thing though)
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: hb2007 on November 16, 2017, 08:14:39 AM
Either a fencing techinque, a spire, or french for "arrow". What am I missing?
You are not missing anything monsieur, one of these is what we intend.
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: Fippe94 on November 16, 2017, 10:14:22 AM
Sorry, I just don't understand how I'm supposed to use this to get an answer
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: hb2007 on November 16, 2017, 12:34:52 PM
Fippe94, I think I just sent you a pm with a more explicit hint. It doesn't show in my sent items though so let me know if it didn't send.
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: Fippe94 on November 16, 2017, 01:12:48 PM
Yeah, I got the pm and finally got the answer, thanks
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: Chapuz on November 16, 2017, 03:37:25 PM
If you're still on this one, you need to identify the logos first.  Also, they aren't placed randomly.

My question is for #26 "Deja vu?".  I found a six letter word that corresponds to the two repeating patterns in the code, but nothing else makes any words that I can find.  Any suggestions?
Thanks, drag. I'm in 24b now. It's called "There's more" and a giant word CALM.
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: Chapuz on November 16, 2017, 05:34:32 PM
My question is for #26 "Deja vu?".  I found a six letter word that corresponds to the two repeating patterns in the code, but nothing else makes any words that I can find.  Any suggestions?
I just did it. Are you still on that one?
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: dragonsdemesne on November 17, 2017, 12:39:54 AM
I haven't sat down to look at it since I made that post, so not yet.
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: ddevans96 on November 17, 2017, 01:05:02 AM
Fippe94, I think I just sent you a pm with a more explicit hint. It doesn't show in my sent items though so let me know if it didn't send.

For some reason, sent items don't save by default - there's a setting somewhere to turn that on
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: dragonsdemesne on December 06, 2017, 07:41:58 AM
Dunno if anybody's still doing this, but I sat down to give it a try again tonight and 26 still makes no sense.  Going through some of the usual text decoders seems to suggest that the words
shadow and/or rhythm
appear in the answer somehow, but it still doesn't get me anywhere.
Title: Re: Truly Kryptic - Online puzzle game (50 levels)
Post by: RapidStar_ on December 06, 2017, 08:01:16 AM
Dunno if anybody's still doing this, but I sat down to give it a try again tonight and 26 still makes no sense.  Going through some of the usual text decoders seems to suggest that the words
shadow and/or rhythm
appear in the answer somehow, but it still doesn't get me anywhere.

Don't need the internet for this one, just look at the picture provided in hint 1. Look at hint 2, it has something to do with how they are input, I could say without giving too much.
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