Results of Games Online Contest #3 This contest closed on October 31, 2005.
The Flash animation above depicts the phrase “shrinking violet” (the word VIOLET shrinking) and acts out two other animated versions of Games Magazine’s popular Wacky Wordies puzzles. (See the main Games page for a link to the answers.)
The object of Games Online Contest #3 was to come up with ideas for more Wacky Wordies in which animation is an essential part of the puzzle. Winners were judged on the basis of originality, creativity, and appropriateness.
We received approximately 100 entries, nearly all of which offered good puzzle ideas. Some, such as “jumping bean,” were submitted by too many contestants to satisfy the originality criterion. Each of the five winning contestants will receive a year’s subscription to Games Magazine. Their entries will appear in the future as animated puzzles at this Web site.
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