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Thread: Cydia Theme Scavenger Hunt?
10-27-2010, 09:34 PM #1Cydia Theme Scavenger Hunt?
I wasn't sure where to post this, because it doesn't really fit in any of the forums, but I had an idea for a bunch of theme makers to make new themes and put little hints in these themes (sounds, graphics, icons, hidden .txt files, springboard messages, etc.) that would give the user a clue towards what theme to download next, and this next theme would have another clue directing the downloader to another theme, and so on... Until they are finally directed to something... awesome?
I'm not sure what that would be :P. The hints should be very small and hard to find, and would not detract from the actual look of the theme. This is just an idea I had, and wanted to see if a anybody thinks this is a good idea/would want to try this. It could also help lesser-known themers like myself get our names out there... thoughts?
10-28-2010, 05:17 PM #2
Sounds pretty cool, what about a prize when they reach the end for the people with slow iPods like me or others???
10-28-2010, 06:37 PM #3
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10-29-2010, 11:18 PM #6
LOL . . . I would but though wish the stuff that they made is to be perfectly working with 4.1 . . . why, because there is a jailbreak for all devices running 4.1. Also, make wo different verisions???
10-29-2010, 11:29 PM #7
And yes, besides the super awesome deluxe theme at the end, this little game I'm proposing is about as pointless as a crossword puzzle... Or a sudoku puzzle... Or an "I Spy" book. The challenge and fun is in finding the next clue, and enjoying a new theme while you do it.Creator of Modern Blue
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11-12-2010, 06:41 AM #8
I often leave little Easter eggs in my themes, but:
How would we alert people to our theme being a part of the hunt/ game? There are a heck of a lot of themes out there, and it would take a long time to sift through descriptions looking for participating themes.
And I'm not sure how I feel about people going through the file system of my theme. I mean, it's kind of an unsaid rule that we can do it, just don't talk about it out of respect to the theme maker, and certainly don't encourage it with your theme.
I may be alone on that, I don't know. But as someone that's made a complete theme, a lot of work goes into it and to have someone snooping through your stuff is like someone going through your sock drawer or something. If I don't see it it doesn't bother me, but once again I don't think we should really encourage it.
If you figure out the logistics to make it work, and it's not too intrusive, I'll add it to my theme
11-13-2010, 03:39 PM #9
As to people going through your theme's filesystem, that would be cheating the way I meant for people to find clues is to leave hints in the UI, like write the name of the next theme somewhere in a rarely-used app, like the background of Stocks or Clock. You could also replace one of the sounds with the name of a theme, like make the unlock sound the name of the next theme. (that would be way too obvious :P)
If people want to ruin the fun and go into the filesystem to find the next clue, then nobody's stopping them. But even that would be a challenge, since they would have to look at every single modded app, pictures, sounds, etc to find it.
11-14-2010, 12:31 AM #10
Sounds amazing. Have the unlock noise be like..ssh and find our document in xxx/yyy/zzz to find the next theme. Or something? Sounds awesome(:
If you need help with sound lemme know
11-15-2010, 02:45 PM #11
Last edited by athleticswimmer; 11-15-2010 at 02:45 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
11-18-2010, 12:37 AM #12