As regular readers know, I plan to bring the world of Solarversia to life so that people can play the game for real. The first step in that process has involved creating the Golden Grid, the 10×10 section of the Players Grid, to use for promotional purposes, just like Spiralwerks did in the book. The first of the Golden Grid promotions is known as the Amazon Reviewers Game and was open to anyone who reviewed the book by the 30th September (within one month of launch) and submitted that review to me via the form on the page. Here’s a video to walk you through what happened next, and beneath that, some juicy figures and graphs. Enjoy!
Note: some readers have reported an issue with being unable to view the video on their devices. Here’s a link to it on YouTube.
The Results in Full – Table sorted by 1st Guess in Ascending Order
|Name||Date of Entry||1st Guess||1st Guess Freq|
The Results Across Both Games – Table sorted by Sum of Frequency for both Guesses in Ascending Order
|Name||Date of Entry||1st Guess||1st Guess Freq||2nd Guess||2nd Guess Freq||Sum of Freq|
Some Juicy Statistics
Average guess game one = 12.31
Average guess game two = 12.81
Lowest number not chosen in game one = 1
Lowest number not chosen in game two = 2
Number of people who chose a different number in game two = 52 (everyone)
Some Choice Tweets
Nice misdirection from Jake (who ended up going with ‘6’, the 2nd lowest unique number)
— Jake Basford (@MooseyJake) September 3, 2015
Ballsy chat from Freya (her choice of’ ’10’ was the 3rd lowest unique number)
Nerves were all over the place
— April Sarah (@maydawn) October 5, 2015
Another display of confidence (from Brandon whose choice of ’17’ was the most popular number in game one)
I hope none of you people think about taking my number. Not that it matters cause im going to win it all! #ARG993
— Brandon (@tehStrikeR) October 5, 2015
Strategic thinking from John:
Some interesting thoughts from Sarah and Zack….!
— Scary Spngbob (@sarah_ohtankme) October 4, 2015
And a couple of interesting tweets from Jason (#NotEasyBeingArkwini)
— Jason Magnotte (@Magnotte_Jay) October 4, 2015
The Wooden Spoons
Wooden Spoon #1 – April Sarah
Wooden Spoon #2 – Kelly Harrison
All hail the champion, the winner of the Amazon Reviewers Game and the first person in history to gain a place in the Players Grid:
You can congratulate Justin on Twitter here. Justin – I forgot to mention in the video that I’ll be in touch via email to get your address (for the signed copy) and to put you in touch with Nas, my concept artist to create your profile square artwork. Exiciting!
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Until next time Solos…..!