The WhoDunIt? Challenge by Microsoft Research India

The WhoDunIt? Challenge by Microsoft Research India


About The Event

Greetings from Microsoft Research India!

Do you have what it takes to be India’s best strategist and detective?

Microsoft Research India presents The WhoDunIt? Challenge: a nationwide social gaming competition that awards 1 Lakh INR to the winner. 

How to participate in the challenge: In order to win you must discover a secret sentence which has 5 parts -- Who, What, Where, When and Why. To receive a part of the sentence (referred as clue from now onwards), simply give a missed call to 02653090663. When you give us a missed call, we will send you one of Who, What, Where, When, Why. The first person to solve the case -- by reporting all five clues -- will be declared the winner. To report and verify a clue, send it via SMS to 09243316009.

Sound too easy? There's a catch: Some clues are harder to find than others, and only one clue will be sent to a given phone number. Thus, to win the contest, you will have to work as a team. The more people on your team, the better your chances of gathering all five clues! 

Detailed Example: An example secret sentence is “ Microsoft Research India has send an email from Bangalore today to announce WhoDunIt Challenge”. This sentence has ‘Who’, ‘What’, ‘Where’, ‘When’ , ‘Why’.

Who: Microsoft Research India

What: Has Send an email

Where:  from Bangalore

When: Today

Why: To announce WhoDunIt Challenge


When you give us a missed call. You will get one of the five clues (i.e. you may get an SMS which reads- Your clue is Who: Microsoft Research India). When your friends give a missed call, they may get a different clue (e.g. they may get an SMS which reads: Your clue is Where: Bangalore). Your task is to find out all these clues and report the clues to us by sending the part of the sentence (Who, What, Where, When or Why) to 09243316009. In order to find the clues, you will have to build a very large team and design an incentive model. First person to find all 5 clues (i.e. find all 5 parts of the sentence) will win 1 Lakh INR.

Please check out and participate to win 1 Lakh INR. Spread the word and start forming your teams NOW! May the best person wins!

Important Dates:

Challenge starts on: 9 AM, February 1, 2013

Challenge ends on: 9 AM, February 15, 2013


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