Mystery Cache

IN - Super Cacheout - a video game

A cache by LostSailRs Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 9/19/2016
In Indiana, United States
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Cache is not at the posted coordinates.

Please return the cache exactly as you found it -- Top should be down

This is a sister cache for GC544PK, a video game cache I hid while living in California. I'm a self-taught video game maker. I was on summer vacation in 2014 and decided I'd learn a new hobby. So, after I made a few test games and tested out video game caches I decided to tackle this fantastic retro game... This is one of my all-time favorite games. When we got our first Atari in 1981 this game was included in the package and I couldn't get enough of it. I've spent a lot of sleepless nights trying to get the program "just right" so I really hope you enjoy it. If you have any questions, comments, or problems with it please feel free to email me. As always, it's a work in progress so if you think of something that should be included, let me know.

When I originally published this cache, Geocaching celebrated a birthday so, I figured I'd throw in some "Fun Facts" about Geocaching...Trust me, you'll need to know it . This aien't your everyday Atari version of this game...

On May 3, 2000, a five-gallon bucket was placed at N 45° 17.460 W 122° 24.800 by Dave Ulmer containing a Delorme Topo USA, 2 CD Roms, a cassette recorder, a "George of the Jungle" VHS tape, a Ross Perot book, 4 $1 bills, a slingshot handle and a pretty notorious can of beans (now the O.C.B. trackable). The coordinates were then listed on the internet and modern-day geocaching was born. The first finder of that first cache was Mike Teague who took the money and left some cigarettes, a cassette tape and a pen. Geocaching, first coined by Matt Stum on the "The Great American GPS Stash Hunt!" mailing list on May 30, 2000, was the joining of two familiar words. The prefix geo, for Earth, was used to describe the global nature of the activity, but also for its use in familiar topics in gps such as geography. Caching, from the word cache, has two different meanings, which makes it very appropriate for the activity. A french word invented in 1797, the original definition referred to a hiding place someone would use to temporarily store items. The word cache stirs up visions of pioneers, gold miners, and even pirates. Today the word is still even used in the news to describe hidden weapons locations. The second use of cache has more recently been used in technology. Memory cache is computer storage that is used to quickly retrieve frequently used information. Your web browser, for example, stores images on disk so you don't have to retrieve the same image every time you visit similar pages. The combination of Earth, hiding, and technology made geocaching an excellent term for the activity. However the "GPS Stash Hunt" was the original and most widely used term until Mike Teague passed the torch to Jeremy Irish in September 2000.

For a more detailed geocaching history and a timeline click here and to see a replica of the original GPS Stash Hunt page click here


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How to Play

Controls

Move the Paddle by either swiping your finger or moving the mouse from side to side.
Bounce the ball off the walls and paddle in order to open caches.
Open all the caches in order to advance to the next level.
require 1 hit and award 5 points.
requires 3 hits and award 30 points.
requires you to be in before you can find it and awards 15 points.
when hit it will release .
When all theare gone will disappear automatically.
When hit it will drop a .
When the Paddle comes in contact with a question will appear on screen.
Answer the question correctly to resume play and turn into .
Hit one additional time to find it. It awards 50 points. Wrong Answers deduct 25 points so be careful.

Swag (aka Powerups)

All swag awards 1 point. You must catch the swag with the paddle in order to activate it.
Collect or for an extra ball.
Collect for a big ball.
Collect for a small ball.
Collect for a multi-ball (each one doubles the number of balls on the screen up to 8)
Collect for a fireball. Each time the fireball comes in contact with a traditional or a multicache it destroys it and any neighboring caches.
Collect for a thruball. The thruball instantly destroys any traditional or multicache it comes in contat with and continues moving in the direction it was heading.
Collect for a big paddle.
collect for a small paddle.
Collect for a laser paddle. Fire the laser by either clicking the mouse, pressing the spacebar, or touching the fire button (only on mobile devices).
Collect for an electric paddle. Fire an electric jolt by either clicking the mouse, pressing the spacebar, or touching the fire button (only on mobile devices). This only fires one time.

Scores

Higher difficulty adds a score multiplier.
Extra balls at the end are multiplied to the score.
Swag (aka Powerups) are randomly generated at about a 10% chance whenever a cache is opened.

A Note on Compatibility: I have tested this game on all major browsers on the Mac and PC as well as on iOS. It works on Firefox, Chrome, or Safari, and Internet Explorer (IE is missing some features like audio). While this game was not designed or developed supporting iOS it just kinda came about in the process. There are a few small glitches with it, especially on mobile devices. To run the game better on an iOS device I would recommend saving it as a bookmark on your home screen (called a webapp) and launch the game from there. This will hide the address bar making the display large enough for you to play. However, it's not perfect. It works much better on the iTablet than the imobilephone. You may experience a few audio glitches here and there as well.
I don't have access to an Android device so I'm not sure how it will work, please let me know your experience if you try it.

Alert: You are about to navigate away from geocaching.com in order to obtain further details needed to find this geocache. As the cache owner, I represent that this link/file is safe to use although it might not have been checked by Groundspeak or by the Geocache Reviewer for possible malicious content. As a result, you are continuing at your own risk.

 

Congrats to
cachinsMYtherapy
for being the
FTF!


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------------ Indiana Games -------------
GC6QTJP IN - LostSailRs: Uncharted Waters a sister cache game filled with puzzles
GC6QYVP IN - Concentration a sister cache classic geocaching game with twist to an old favorite
GC6R36F IN - LostSailRs' Wheel of Fortune a sister cache where everyone wants to take a spin
GC6T2VD IN - Super Cacheout A sister cache for an atari breakout clone

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Yrsg ng juvgr tnf cvcr
Hc va gur qvinevpngvba

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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