Mission Impossible: The Budapest Game
Discover Budapest by playing an exciting puzzle game. Find 13 bombs hidden by terrorists at 13 well-known Budapest attractions, and defuse them by solving the puzzle. Complete the impossible mission and save Budapest!
Hello Mr Hunt!
A group of terrorists has hidden 13 bombs at 13 well-known Budapest attractions. We have found out that each bomb location hides one letter of the 13-letter defuse code and the encrypted GPS coordinates of another bomb location. The bombs can only be defused at once by finding the detonator whose location is encrypted in the 13-letter defuse code. Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to find the 13 bombs, solve thdefuse code, find the detonator and defuse the bombs. As always, should you or any member of your IM Force be caught or killed, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions...This tape will self-destruct in 7 seconds.
You have to find the 13 bomb locations by solving puzzles which contain their encrypted GPS coordinates and collect the 13 letters of the defuse code which could be either on a statue, a memorial plaque or a building. When you have collected all the 13 codes, you have to solve the defuse code, a secret sentence that you can get if you arrange the letters in the correct order. Finally, you have to find the detonator, whose GPS coordinates are encrypted in the secret sentence, and defuse all the 13 bombs at once. To find a bomb location you have to solve two puzzles which contain its encrypted North latitude and East longitude GPS coordinates. The puzzles are English words that you have to convert into numbers by the dialling keypad of your mobile phone then transform them into GPS coordinates according to the given instructions. As all the 13 locations are in Budapest, the North latitude coordinates start always with 47. and the East longitude ones with 19.0 so you will have to figure out only the remaining part, which is a 7 digit number in case of the North latitude and 6 digit number in case of the East longitude coordinate. When you have decoded the GPS coordinates insert them into Google Maps and you will get the location.
Does it sound impossible? No, it isn’t. BUDAPEST MAGIC MAP, your virtual tour guide helps you to solve the puzzles, and if you are still in trouble, you can find the solution next to the puzzle.
HOW TO CONVERT LETTERS INTO NUMBERS WITH THE DIALLING KEYPAD OF YOUR MOBILE PHONE
Open the phone application, then press the dialling keypad button. You will see that the numbers from 2 to 9 are dedicated also to letters: 2 (ABC) 3(DEF) 4(GHI) 5 (JKL) 6 (MNO) 7 (PQRS) 8 (TUV) 9 (WXYZ). For example, the word CITY can be converted into a number as follows: C=2 I=4 T=8 Y=9 =2489
HOW TO FIND A LOCATION WITH GOOGLE MAPS USING GPS COORDINATES
To find a location on Google Maps using GPS coordinates, make sure you use the right format. Type the coordinates into the Google Maps search box starting with the North latitude coordinate, then the East longitude coordinate separated with a comma without space. ( e.g 47.5018400,19.0338100) and press search. You will see a pin show up at your coordinates. Press directions, then press start for navigation.
EXAMPLE OF A PUZZLE
In this example, we decode the encrypted coordinates of Matthias church =47.5018400,19.0338100
The North Latitude coordinate
47.XXXXXXX= 4790915+the primary status city of a country(7)
The East longitude coordinate
19.0XXXXXX=335611+a large urban area (4)
The number in the brackets shows the number of letters of the solution.
The primary status city of a country = CAPITAL
Convert the letters into numbers with the dialling keypad of your mobile phone and add it to the number given in the puzzle
CAPITAL=C=2 A=2 P=7 I=4 T=8 A=2 L=5=2274825+4790915=5018400
The North latitude coordinates=47.5018400
A large human settlement =CITY
Encode the letters into number with the dialling keypad of your mobile phone and add it to the number given in the puzzle
CITY=C=2 I=4 T=8 Y=9=2489+335611=338100
The East longitude coordinates=19.0338100
The GPS coordinates are: 47.5018400,19.0338100
- A mobile phone with Google Maps. You will also have to use the dialling keypad and the calculator of your phone
- An Internet connection and data
- Basic English
- A piece of paper and a pen is also useful to make notes
The game duration is approximately 4-5 hours but you can spend as much time as you like.
Game starting location
You can start the game at any location
Number of Players
You can play the game either alone or in a group or even competing against others.
ENJOY THE GAME!