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Website puzzle that was posted to Tildes?

A while ago, maybe like a year ago? There was a thread and two websites were linked to that were basically puzzle sites. As in the sites themselves were the puzzle and you had to find clues in the site to get to the next page. It was very cool but I managed to lose the link and was hoping someone might know what I'm talking about. We ringing any bells?

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    Bauke
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    I remember exactly what you're talking about but don't remember the name, and I've been searching but can't find it either. Potential spoiler about the early puzzles Was one of the first puzzles...

    I remember exactly what you're talking about but don't remember the name, and I've been searching but can't find it either.

    Potential spoiler about the early puzzles

    Was one of the first puzzles that you had to select invisible text to reveal the answer?

    I think I've found it: 404 Riddles.

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    1. cfabbro
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      Edit: Yeah, 404 Riddles was the one I was remembering too. Notpron, mentioned by @daturkel, is also one I have played before and is quite good as well though. Dammit, I remember that game too, but...

      Edit: Yeah, 404 Riddles was the one I was remembering too. Notpron, mentioned by @daturkel, is also one I have played before and is quite good as well though.

      Dammit, I remember that game too, but also cannot find it anymore. I suspect it should be listed somewhere on itchi.io (under free, text-based, puzzle?) or IFDB (interactive fiction database) though:

      https://itch.io/games/free/genre-puzzle/tag-text-based
      https://ifdb.tads.org/search?browse&game

      That certainly doesn't narrow it down much, since there are a lot of text-based puzzle and interactive fiction adventure games out there, but at least it's a start.

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    2. Rocket_Man
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      Nice, thank you! I think @cfabbro was cool with Notpron as well!

      Nice, thank you! I think @cfabbro was cool with Notpron as well!

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    daturkel
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    I never saw the original thread, but there are lots of puzzles like that. One of the older ones is called not pron. Folks on Quora discussed similar games. The most hardcore game along those lines...

    I never saw the original thread, but there are lots of puzzles like that. One of the older ones is called not pron. Folks on Quora discussed similar games.

    The most hardcore game along those lines is Cicada 3301. It's a massive online puzzle, the most recent iteration of which still isn't solved. More generally, lots of "alternate reality games" or ARGs feature puzzles similar involving stuff like viewing the page source or solving riddles to find the next url.

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    1. Bauke
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      Notpron isn't the one I remembered but I remember that that was posted too: https://tild.es/56n And I just found the one I remembered thanks to that topic! 404 Riddles.

      Notpron isn't the one I remembered but I remember that that was posted too: https://tild.es/56n

      And I just found the one I remembered thanks to that topic! 404 Riddles.

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  3. Wes
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    https://www.weffriddles.com/ is an old favorite. I don't know if it's still fully functional though.

    https://www.weffriddles.com/ is an old favorite. I don't know if it's still fully functional though.

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