Expected solvable difficulty
nohint+: most challengers
This level is there to ensure that challengers are able to see the graphics. As another warm-up level, it shall be easy, and involve graphics. To achieve, I took one of the most common form of visual encoding in daily life, barcode, as the format.
In addition, I tried to make all the graphics used in SVG to my best effort, so as to allow players spending less time trying to decode anything steganographically.
I picked various types of barcode for this stage:
- ISBN (EAN 13):
Collection of Research on Chinese Typography, The Type (2020)
- EAN 13:
Hatsune Miku Project DIVA MEGA39’s Dedicated Controller for Nintendo Switch
Expected thought process
See barcodes, then find a tool to scan it.