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Microsoft Visual Studio Island Challenge

Back on Thursday Microsoft along with the help of Millionsofus, launched the Microsoft Visual Studio Island (go there now) and with the opening party came a challenge, the Microsoft Visual Studio Challenge:

Welcome to the Microsoft Challenge

10 eggs containing puzzles have been hidden throughout Second Life. As you solve them, your game piece will record the results. Solve all 10 to unlock the blimp and reveal the future.

1.) Wear the Microsoft game piece in your objects folder.
2.) Follow the clues to locate the eggs hidden in the microsoft sim and throughout second life.
3.) When you find an egg touch it to obtain a puzzle.
4.) When you are ready select solve puzzle to input your answer using the mutiple choice dialog provided.

The first egg is in the Microsoft simulator.

Contact “Msft Millionsofus” to report any bugs or issues.

The Leader Board is as below, with myself (Darren Sonic) in fith place. Which means I was the fith person to get all

  • 1st – Little Penguin
  • 2nd – Ecocandle Riel
  • 3rd – JW Russell
  • 4th – Kira Yetto
  • 5th – Darren Sonic
  • 6th – Alonzo Karas
  • 7th – CK Shan
  • 8th – Liqueur Felix
  • 9th – Nock Forager
  • 10th – No one (N/A)

It’s been quite a while since I played Second Life, in fact I forgot how addictive it can get, especially games and challenges like this that keep you occupied for hours. While completing the Microsoft Visual Studio Challenge I found some really interesting places as well as some nifty items not to mention some great second life friends! 😀

Here’s a photo I took of some of the winners so far:

From left to right: CK Shan, Liqueur Felix, JW Russell, Nock Forager, Darren Sonic (me), Alonzo Karas

And here’s some other photos of the Microsoft Visual Studio Island Building and the launch party.

More photos can be found here (Millionsofus) and here (Nock Forager)

4 thoughts on “Microsoft Visual Studio Island Challenge

Nock Forager May 13, 2007 at 12:39 am

Congraturations! It was quite tough challenge… I really exhausted, but it was fun attraction. and thank you for trackback!

セカンドな日常 May 13, 2007 at 12:46 am

Microsoft Challengesコンプリートしました!…

Hiya, I completed microsoft challenges campaign! So to tough event, but it’s fun! There’s still challengers come out, keep going!


Reuben Steiger May 13, 2007 at 1:21 am

Congratulations! Can’t wait to see what you build in Coder’s Cove. Well done.

Liqueur Felix May 13, 2007 at 3:55 am

Conguratulations! (/me rub my drowsy eye)
It was fun, I met many interesting people.

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