Hypergrid Hunt activity peaked last spring, next hunt is in January

Tangle Grid has released the participation numbers for the Hypergrid Hunts conducted this year, and participation peaked in the spring.

More than 150 different users have participated in the hunts since they were launched a year ago.

Numbers of users, grids and regions participating in this year's Hypergrid Hunts. (Image courtesy Tangle Grid.)
Numbers of users, grids and regions participating in this year’s Hypergrid Hunts. (Image courtesy Tangle Grid.)

In the first hunt of the year, which ran from  January 31 to March 1, 2016, there were 87 regions on 22 different grids participating, and 30 players joined the hunt.

In the spring hunt, which ran from April 15 to May 25, 122 regions on 26 grids participated, with 79 players.

In the summer hunt,  which ran from July 1 to August 6, 64 regions on 17 grids participated, with 35 players.

The most recent hunt, which ran from October 3 to November 7, 48  regions on 14 grids participated, with 26 players.

Leighton Marjoram participates in the first OpenSim Treasure Hunt. (Image courtesy Leighton Marjoram.)
Leighton Marjoram participates in the first OpenSim Treasure Hunt. (Image courtesy Leighton Marjoram.)

For grids and region owners, the hunts are an opportunity to expose the wider hypergrid community to their destinations. Players who participated got a chance to compete for prizes — cash, virtual content, and virtual reality headsets.

Participating grids included 2OpenCraft WorldDreamscape Grid, Dynamic Worldz,  Great Canadian GridHypericaKitelyLighthouse PointLogicampMetropolisNeverworld GridOSGrid, PaderGrid, Pathlandia, SpeculoosTanGLe GridUnderground HipHop ConnexionWestWorld GridWorldThreedD and Your2Live, among others

The next grid is scheduled to begin in mid-January.

To be a participating grid, a hunt sponsor, or for other information or technical details, visit this page or contact Leslie Kling at [email protected].

Maria Korolov

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