The Treasure of Camelot is an exciting new online treasure hunt competition with an amazing prize – King Arthur’s lost crown worth £30,000 / $47,620. Or you can have a cash prize instead.
The story comes in the form of an interactive eBook available at www.treasureofcamelot.com, and follows the journey of two men (Prof and Ossie) and their dog Spike. They are taken on a magical journey through time and space after finding an old casket made long ago by the wizard Merlin. The pages of the eBook are filled with beautiful hand drawn illustrations, reminiscent of 1950’s British comics, and within the pictures are clues and puzzles, which when solved, will lead you to the location of the buried treasure – the lost crown of King Arthur.
The various puzzles concealed within the pages of the book require people to think ‘outside the box’. Anybody can solve the puzzle and you do not have to be genius!
The original story was written in 2001 by a retired artist and he brought together a team of creative professionals to create the illustrations and story. It was originally going to be published as a book, but the decision was taken to make the story into an interactive CD-Rom as that would appeal to the digital generation. However, after several years work, due to unforeseen circumstances, the project was put to one side and over time, forgotten...
Rob Clews had worked on the Treasure of Camelot since it’s conception and in 2010 decided to resurrect the project. A whole new set of puzzles were added to the interactive eBook and the website platform was developed. The Treasure of Camelot was launched in Mid May 2012 and with colleague Kim Mouncer, the two embarked upon building publicity campaigns and promotion through social media sites and mainstream media.
“Many years of hard work have gone into creating the Treasure of Camelot,” says Rob, “and we’re very proud of the overall presentation of such a unique concept. We really hope people will enjoy solving the puzzles and marvel at the beautiful artwork. We don’t know how long it will take for someone to successfully find the treasure. It could be a week, it could take an eternity, but we can monitor people’s progress as they solve the puzzles laid out in the eBook so we can get an idea as to how people are looking at the problem solving”.
“People don’t have to visit the location to win” says Kim, “Everything they need to solve the puzzle is in the Treasure of Camelot eBook and website. If they think they know where the treasure is buried, all they have to do is go to “Found It!” on the website and submit their entry. People can make an attempt every 24hours! It’s very exciting!”
The Treasure of Camelot is a captivating story for people of all ages and there are hours of fun to be had solving the puzzles and unravelling the mystery!