The book Ready Player One by Ernest Cline is being released in paperback form today. To mark the occasion, Cline has announced a crazy give away. If you can solve the puzzles he’s planted, you win a DeLorean. Really. From his blog:
To celebrate the release of the Ready Player One trade paperback, I’m holding a contest inspired by the plot of my novel. I’ve hidden an “Easter egg” in the text of both the hardcover and paperback editions of Ready Player One. If readers can find this hidden clue, it will lead them to the first of three increasingly difficult video game challenges. The first video game challenge is an Atari 2600 game that contains another Easter Egg that will lead you to the Second Challenge. Completing the Second Challenge will lead you to the Third and Final Challenge.
The first person to complete all three of these challenges will win the grand prize, a 1981 DeLorean automobile, complete with a Flux Capacitor!
See a video from the author after the break.