A new game offering 1 bitcoin – worth $9860 at press time – to the first player to solve its 24 puzzles will launch Feb. 20 amid rumors developers are linked to Bitcoin wallet recovery tool btcrecover.
Montecrypto: The Bitcoin Enigma will feature an in-game world players navigate in the first person, solving 24 ‘enigmas’ in order to claim the ultimate prize.
The game is over once a player has solved all the puzzles for the first time, while the sale price of the game will be $1.99.
“We are not here to advertise Bitcoin. We think it can be fun to have a Bitcoin as a prize for our game,” developers write in Montecrypto’s FAQ.
A curious addition under a subheading titled “Final words?” comes in the form of a direct link to btcrecover’s Github repository, developers claiming it “might come in handy.”
The project adopts a different angle on crypto-gaming compared to ongoing projects which have recently hit the headlines.
In that world, “tokenized characters” navigate a series of episodes in what developers claim is “like watching Game of Thrones.”
Montecrypto’s team has meanwhile stated its wishes to remain anonymous until the winner secures the prize.