What’s the Answer? (treasure hunt)

reddit_iconThis week’s highlighted question is from the Bioinformatics subreddit. I thought it was a neat idea–something that totally would have engaged me as an undergrad in the summer with time on my hands. So I thought I’d help out with some promotion for this treasure hunt.

reddit question icon How to promote a bioinformatics themed treasure hunt?

I recently released Excision, an adventure and treasure hunt that takes players through a series of introductory computer and bioinformatics puzzles. Players go through the game as a brand new Agent in a near-future society. There’s even a $50 prize for the first person to make it through all the stages.

I’ve gotten some pretty positive feedback from those who have played, but I don’t know anything about marketing and haven’t done a great job of promoting Excision. If anyone has any suggestions on how I might go about getting more visibility, I’d love to hear any ideas.

And, of course, here’s the link for anyone who wants to check it out for themselves!


Might be a fun teaching tool for some folks too. Isn’t it what we are all doing, hunting for treasures in the genomes? Anyway, I thought it was a cute concept. Check it out.