The Jewels of Heuro

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Algorithms make the world go round. Can you master them to capture the fabled Jewels of Heuro and escape the Temple of Algoritmo alive?

By: Dr Michel Wermelinger (Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology)

  • Updated Tuesday 26th August 2014
  • Posted under Computing
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The challenge

Deep in the heart of the South American rainforest, in the lost Temple of Algoritmo, lie the fabled Jewels of Heuro. Protecting them are zombies who have guarded the secrets of the jewels through the centuries.

As a treasure hunter, your aim is to collect all jewels before the zombies reach you. Are you ready?

Congratulations to Víctor Paesa for finding the shortest route (so far…) in the 8-jewel chamber! Can you find a shorter one?

(NOTE: Some of the pop-up instruction screens contain more than one page. Make sure you don't miss anything important by checking the page numbers at the top of the screen!)

Images taken from the online game, The Jewels of Heuro 1100 768 Creative commons image The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license Enter the Temple of Algoritmo 1100 768


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