EDIT: A big thanks to j15bell for providing photos to assist all of you on your quest! Visit the link HERE. The password is tweleve.
Remember that contest held a few years back by Google when “The Da Vinci Code” was released? This time around, MSN is hosting a contest for “Angels & Demons” roughly structured in the same way. The “Path of Illumination Contest” – which just began January 30 – will occur in 2 rounds and a final tie-breaker round leading up to the film’s May release. Each round will offer a series of 4 challenges released in stages. Here’s a clear rundown:
The “Path of Illumination Contest” can be found at the official “Angels & Demons” site here: http://www.angelsanddemons.com
It will require you to download Microsoft’s Photosynth as well as sign up for a Windows Live ID (Hotmail and MSN e-mail addresses will work).
*As Round 1 has come to an end, Round 2 begins on March 6. To remind contestants of the next phase of the contest, Microsoft has sent out the following e-mail:
Congratulations! You are one of only 3,497 contestants from the United States to advance to Round Two of the Angels & Demons Path of Illumination Contest. Don’t turn back now – victory could be within reach!
In Round Two, you must solve four new puzzles. All Round Two puzzles will be available beginning at 10:00 AM PT on March 6, 2009, and must be completed by 9:59 AM PT on March 13, 2009, so mark your calendar!
Unlike Round One, you will have only ONE chance to play each puzzle in Round Two and your score will be automatically submitted for the contest.
Remember, if you have the lowest combined score from Round One and Round Two, you will become the potential country winner, and will receive a trip for two to Rome to attend the premiere of Angels & Demons and more.
Sign in to play at http://angelsanddemons.msn.com
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Stuck? Believe me, after playing through “The Da Vinci Code Contest”, I know from experience that these puzzles do become progressively challenging and players will most definitely need help.
We are opening the comments board below for open discussion. Send in any questions or comments you have and feel free to discuss amongst yourselves.
“Angels & Demons” hits theaters May 15, 2009.