The Great Sign Hunt – Final

by | Mar 20, 2015 | Artwork #3: Intervene, Projects

Final Implementation

The Great Sign Hunt was an open invitation treasure hunt which consisted of five posters put up in a loop. The hunt could be started at any poster with instructions  on each directing the player to a twitter feed where they would post their progress. The first player to complete a loop of the posters would be the winner, earning themselves a gift card prize. From initial planning, the scope of the hunt was brought down to accommodate convenience for the player, as well as simplifying the clues from riddles to general destinations. Both of these changes were an attempt to make the game easier to complete as participation was expected to be low.

The posters were put up in Curry Student Center, the Library Classroom stairwell, Churchill Hall, Hayden Hall, and Ell Hall. The posters were designed to appear like an old treasure map both to fit the project theme and to catch attention by being different from all of the modern posters found elsewhere on campus.

Hunt Poster

An example poster that was put up around campus



After two days, I have received one tweet of one of the posters. No one has completed the hunt which is disappointing however at least there was some participation. Perhaps the various building hopping was asking too much of the player  and an even smaller area would have been more successful.

Twitter 1

Twitter 2