Galactic Puzzle Hunt 2020

Galactic Puzzle Hunt 2021
Running Team✈✈✈ Galactic Trendsetters ✈✈✈
No. of Registered Teams951
Winning TeamThis Site's Bloody Illegible
No. of Rounds5
No. of Puzzles (Feeders and Metas)43
Timeframe and Location
LocationOnline
Start Time2021-07-23 19:22 EDT
Finishing Time (Winning Team)2021-07-24 20:19 EDT
Official End Time2021-08-02 07:22 EDT
Links
Hunt LinkLink
Wrapup LinkLink
Leaderboard LinkLink
Galactic Puzzle Hunt Chronology
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2022 →

20/20 Vision, was the fourth iteration of the Galactic Puzzle Hunt, run by ✈✈✈ Galactic Trendsetters ✈✈✈ in 2021. Despite taking place in July-August 2021, the puzzle hunt was branded as "Galactic Puzzle Hunt 2020". The puzzle hunt featured five distinct rounds, with an intro round, and four main rounds themed around optical devices, with most of the rounds having unique mechanisms that affect the puzzles or the unlock structure. This hunt also saw the highest participation of any Galactic Puzzle Hunt so far, with 951 registered teams, and 623 teams having solved at least one puzzle. A total of 76 teams have solved the Telescope metapuzzle and thus finished the hunt.

Plot[edit | edit source]

Team members woke up in March 13, 2020. The Galactic Puzzle Hunt was going to start soon, but nobody could find their glasses. At this point, teams now started solving puzzles. Though the intro round puzzles started out blurry, it took the eyes one hour to adjust to each of them, at which point they became clearer. After solving the intro round, teams discovered that they have left themselves clues for their glasses' whereabouts on four optical devices ("sights"), with each them being a round in itself:

  • Night Vision Goggles
  • Periscope
  • Microscope
  • Binoculars

Once teams solved the four metas of these rounds, the Four Sights meta opened, and solving that unlocked the final Telescope meta.

Structure[edit | edit source]

The hunt is divided into five main rounds. Most of the rounds have a signature mechanism that uniquely distinguishes them and affects the puzzles or unlock structure.

Round Number of Feeder Puzzles Number of Metapuzzles Notes
Intro 8 1 Puzzles start out blurry, and become clear after one hour. The clear versions of the puzzles have additional information that makes solving them easier.
Night Vision Goggles 7 1 A mostly "vanilla" round.
Periscope 9 1 Click to revealTeams unlock puzzles by using their solved puzzles to interact with the titular periscope.
Microscope 6 1 Click to revealAll puzzles exist on a single image, which slowly reveals itself in real-time.
Binoculars 6 1 Click to revealAll puzzles have a "left" and "right" version.
(Endgame) n/a 2

List of Puzzles[edit | edit source]

Intro Round[edit | edit source]

Night Vision Goggles[edit | edit source]

Periscope[edit | edit source]

Microscope[edit | edit source]

Binoculars[edit | edit source]

Endgame[edit | edit source]

Leaderboard[edit | edit source]

Rank Team Solves Finish Time
1 This Site's Bloody Illegible 43 2021-07-24 8:19:00 PM
2 Cardinality 43 2021-07-25 7:24:00 AM
3 Anchovy Pear Tree 43 2021-07-25 8:28:00 AM
4 The Blob Wizards 43 2021-07-25 9:45:00 AM
5 Synod 43 2021-07-25 5:35:00 PM
6 The C@r@line Syzygy 43 2022-07-25 7:31:00 PM
7 have you tried naming your hunt after the year it's happening in? 43 2021-07-25 10:06:00 PM
8 Killer Chicken Bones 43 2021-07-26 1:56:00 AM
9 Nearsighted, Farsighted, Wherever You Aresighted 43 2021-07-26 8:19:00 AM
10 moderATE Myopia 43 2021-07-26 8:48:00 PM
11 Glasses are really versatile. First, you can have glasses-wearing girls take them off and suddenly become beautiful, or have girls wearing glasses flashing those cute grins, or have girls stealing the 43 2021-07-27 1:32:00 AM
12 Plughrry 43 2021-07-27 1:35:00 AM
13 Eye Candies of /r/PictureGame 43 2021-07-27 2:02:00 AM
14 Eggplant Parms 43 2021-07-27 2:31:00 AM
15 Exit, pursued by a llama 43 2021-07-27 3:17:00 AM
16 Pusheen Appreciation Society 43 2021-07-27 6:27:00 AM
17 underscore_score_vision 43 2021-07-27 7:58:00 PM
18 Please Chop 43 2021-07-27 10:28:00 PM
19 Ordinality 43 2021-07-27 10:59:00 PM
20 pluru 43 2021-07-27 11:25:00 PM
21 Flower Power 43 2021-07-28 1:51:00 AM
22 17th Shard 43 2021-07-28 2:26:00 PM
23 1cool3me 43 2021-07-28 6:40:00 PM
24 🎏🎏🎏 Myopic Herrings 🎏🎏🎏 43 2021-07-28 8:03:00 PM
25 🦆 Baby Ducks 🦆 43 2021-07-28 11:38:00 PM
26 egginality 43 2021-07-29 1:50:00 AM
27 Not Enough Sight 43 2021-07-29 1:52:00 AM
28 Just-Us League 43 2021-07-29 3:48:00 AM
29 Ducky Charms 43 2021-07-29 1:00:00 PM
30 barbara kingsolver 43 2021-07-29 8:25:00 PM
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