To celebrate the upcoming consumer release of the Windows Vista operating system, AMD and Microsoft Corp. have launched "Vanishing Point," the largest puzzle game in the world. Although many clues have been disclosed online, parts of the puzzle are being revealed at real-world events, including a first-ever takeover of the Bellagio Hotel and Casino fountains, cryptic skywriting messages, and projections appearing on iconic structures around the world. These spectacular sights have driven millions of people to find out more, with hopes of winning the grand prize: a trip to space. Today at 6 p.m. PST, the final real-world event will reveal more clues through an amazing spectacle: an incredible fireworks show at Seattle's Gas Works Park.
"Vanishing Point" raises the stakes in online games with tougher challenges, bigger rewards and events scheduled around the globe. Players worldwide are competing for nearly a half-million dollars in prizes, and the eventual winner will secure a ride to space courtesy of Rocketplane Limited Inc.
"Vanishing Point" challenges players to work together to solve an international game, drawing clues from spectacular events at various locations to decipher online puzzles. The action hinges on the true identity of the mysterious Microsoft Puzzle Master.
Representatives will be available on site to discuss the game, the grand prize and the roles that Microsoft, Windows Vista and AMD play in the game. Online conversations about "Vanishing Point" can be found at http://www.technorati.com/search/vanishing+point+game. More information, official rules and coverage of the offline events are available at http://vanishingpointgame.com.