Teammate Hunt 2021

Teammate Hunt 2021
Running Teamteammate
No. of Registered Teams497
Winning TeambanALITY AND CIRcuses (Cardinality)
No. of Rounds2
No. of Puzzles (Feeders and Metas)48
Timeframe and Location
LocationOnline
Start Time2021-10-01 23:00 UTC
Finishing Time (Winning Team)2021-10-03 1:13:39 UTC
Official End Time2021-10-11 4:00 UTC
Links
Hunt LinkLink
Wrapup LinkLink
Teammate Hunt Chronology
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Teammate Hunt 2021, titled Matt & Emma's Carnival Conundrum, was the second iteration of the Teammate Hunt, run by teammate, which ran in early October, 2021. The hunt has a carnival theme, with teams following Matt and Emma by solving various puzzles themed around carnival attractions.

However, once the first pair of metas was solved, Matt & Emma each found themselves in another dimension, where any mention of the existence of the other twin was lost. At this point, solvers could switch between two different versions of the site ("Matt" and "Emma"). Any mention of the other twin on the site (both in text and in pictures) disappeared. Here, a signature element of the hunt came into play: Click to revealSome of the puzzles were each entangled with another puzzle from the other dimension. That is, each puzzle in an entangled pair required information or interaction from the other puzzle in order to solve it.

Plot[edit | edit source]

The story was conveyed mostly visually through art on the story page and the individual puzzle pages. A traveling carnival has arrived in town, and Matt and Emma were enjoying the carnival attractions, when they were eventually invited by the Magician to each enter a box to take part in a magic act (Magical and Entanglement metas).

Once they exited the boxes, however, they found themselves in a dark dimension, and were told that their twin sibling does not exist. Each of them solved puzzles in their own dimension, sometimes Click to revealworking together to solve cross-dimensional pairs of entangled puzzles, and tried to find the Magician. Once both of them fought the Magician in their respective dimensions (The Mystical Plaza and The Sword Swallowers metas), and solved the finale Hall of Mirrors, Matt and Emma returned to their home dimension and finally reunited.

Structure[edit | edit source]

Matt & Emma's Carnival Conundrum was divided into two main rounds. The second round was further divided into the Matt and Emma sub-rounds ("dimensions").

Round Title Number of Feeder Puzzles Number of Metapuzzles
Act I 9 2
Act II Matt 17 3 (one in each sub-round, and one unifying finale)
Emma 17

List of Puzzles[edit | edit source]

Act I[edit | edit source]

Act II (Matt side)[edit | edit source]

Act II (Emma side)[edit | edit source]

Finale[edit | edit source]

Accolades[edit | edit source]

Award Date of Ceremony Category Result
Bravo Awards January 13, 2022 Best Presentation Won
Bravo Awards January 13, 2022 Best Direction Won
Bravo Awards January 13, 2022 Hunt of the Year Runner-Up
Bravo Awards January 13, 2022 Most Innovative Structure Nominated

Leaderboard[edit | edit source]

Rank Team Solves Finish Time
1 banALITY AND CIRcuses 48 2021-10-03 1:13:39 AM
2 แข‡ MONGOLIAN LETTER BALLOON ANIMAL 48 2021-10-03 5:23:26 AM
3 ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ Galactic LionTAMErs ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ 48 2021-10-03 6:08:59 AM
4 have you ATEMpted an egregious misspelling in order to fit a theme? 42 2021-10-03 5:25:38 PM
5 เธ’ THAI CHARACTER TAMED LION 43 2021-10-03 9:52:38 PM
6 Carnivality 48 2021-10-04 1:05:41 AM
7 The C@r@line Syzygy 48 2021-10-04 1:55:01 AM
8 The Other Team 42 2021-10-04 2:25:30 AM
9 Haringhappen ๐ŸŽ 48 2021-10-04 5:55:13 AM
10 Legend of Polka Episode 25 #ใƒใƒซใ‚ซใฎไผ่ชฌ 48 2021-10-04 6:55:40 AM
11 ๅœ€ CJK UNIFIED ESCAPE ARTIST 48 2021-10-04 7:28:53 AM
12 ๐ŸŽ‰ Partynality ๐Ÿฅณ 42 2021-10-04 2:50:15 PM
13 Eggplant Parms 43 2021-10-04 6:05:09 PM
14 Clown Entourage of /r/PictureGame 48 2021-10-04 7:33:55 PM
15 It's Futileon! 41 2021-10-05 12:59:16 AM
16 KaBaL 44 2021-10-05 2:45:22 AM
17 Plugh Jackman is... The Greatest Plughman 48 2021-10-05 5:19:03 AM
18 17th Ring Toss Try's the Charm 48 2021-10-05 6:23:02 AM
19 team_underscore 46 2021-10-05 1:39:23 PM
20 pluru 48 2021-10-05 3:24:47 PM
21 Send In the Qlowns 48 2021-10-05 11:45:31 PM
22 Scott's Puzzly Festival 45 2021-10-06 1:20:09 AM
23 Needlessly Eating Sword-swallowers 48 2021-10-06 3:44:46 AM
24 Team Runpeng 48 2021-10-06 4:19:25 AM
25 Send In The Llamas 48 2021-10-06 4:33:13 AM
26 barbara kingsolver 46 2021-10-06 5:15:14 AM
27 Pusheen Appreciation Society 46 2021-10-06 7:28:05 AM
28 Duck Soup 48 2021-10-06 8:55:27 AM
29 The Blob Wizards 48 2021-10-06 10:08:27 PM
30 The Mystery Machine 48 2021-10-07 1:29:03 AM
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