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Play Gems – Apocalyptic Challenge Edition here!
Phil is vacationing near scenic Líqí Lake, famous for its picturesque beauty, its tranquil environment, and — most importantly for Phil — its vast resource depository of gems and valuable stones.
Unfortunately, he picked a hell of a time to vacation, because the apocalypse is happening and nature itself is in an uproar.
So Phil did the only thing he could think of. He brought a gun.
Convinced that the apocalypse is happening because of the overabundance of precious gemstones (Phil is a very confused man), and accompanied by his trusted companion, his bulldog Poodles (told you he was very confused), Phil sets out to destroy as many valuables as possible.
It won’t be easy, though. As the levels progress, things only get more difficult, and nature itself begins to fight back.
How do I play/win the $1000 prize?
The game is divided into rounds. Each round has a set goal. You must shoot the amount of gems specified in the goal to advance to the next round.
The goal of how many gems to shoot keeps increasing as the rounds go on.
Don’t let the gems fall into the water again! If you miss, you risk failing the round. You get three “grace shots” — i.e. you can miss three times — but after that, the round is over. Your progress is saved, though, so you can just try the round again.
There are an infinite number of rounds.
As the rounds progress, you will encounter an increasingly bizarre amount of environment dangers to disrupt your aim and generally drive you a bit insane. You can shoot some of them — at no penalty — but they do not count towards your score. Only gems do.
To make matters worse, your dog Poodles decided to go for a swim. If you should be so unlucky as to accidentally pop a cap in Poodle’s adorable face, the round ends instantly. Don’t shoot the dog.
The top five people with the highest scores on the leaderboard will be in a random draw to win $1000.
The challenge will run from Monday, June 20, 2022 @ 12.00pm CEST to Monday, June 27, 2022 @ 12pm CEST.
At the stroke of 12 noon on June 27th, the five top leaderboard holders will enter a random draw to win $1000. Join the CREY Discord to watch this take place live in our #playpen channel.
What about glitches/bugs/cheats?
If you use cheats (e.g. third-party intervention), or if we just see a very suspicious-looking high score, then we’re not going to count your score. It’s our discretion whether to disqualify you or not. Them’s the breaks.
Credit where credit is due
This game is based on Gems by Scuden. You can play the original here.
Massive thanks to our challenge testers JonasBocek and ManEd2047 for their help making this as fun (and hopefully bug-free) as possible!
To participate in this challenge, you must:
a) Be 13 years or older.
b) Have read and agreed to the nearly illegible spew of word salad we call Terms & Conditions.
c) Not be employed at CREY. (Volunteer mods and helpers can still participate, though!)