The first community puzzle challenge was a moderate success. I will be posting a recap in that thread shortly. Now on to the next challenge!
I have developed a script that will sort the community puzzles based on the formula
timesSolved / daysAvailable. Applying this script, I get the following at the top:
Haunted Manor - 239 days, 20 solved - 0.08 Flood the World - 156 days, 18 solved - 0.12
Even after the challenge, Haunted Manor is still at the top of this difficulty calculation. That’s one hard puzzle.
The next in line is Flood the World. This is a very worthy challenge as well. It is unique from pretty much all other community puzzles available. It’s not a mathematical riddle. It’s not an exercise in ASCII art. It’s not another application of BFS or DFS. There’s no brute-forcing this one. You need to think hard about what’s happening in the problem statement.
And of course, it requires some serious coding skills. Are you up to the task?