Fri, 06/24/2022 - 12:00pm by ohheyitselle
We at Summer Game Headquarters really appreciate you. We appreciate you SO much, that we come back week after week to bring you BADGES, CODES, POINTS, and
This is our last badge drop of June and we’ve got some EXCITING THINGS in SHOP-er, STORE for you come July, but for now a poem in honor of YOU, dear player:
At times we ponder what SG has BECOME;
With so much to see and so much to DO.
Our only hope is for you having endless FUN!!
Codes-smodes! We care about YOU!!!!!!!!!
You’ve been a busy BEE,
But it’s time for BADGE DROP THREE!
(Okay... Maybe it's not the BEST poem...)
BADGE DROP #3
Enjoy these badges, we’ll be back with more next week, and as always…..
THANKS FOR PLAYING!!!!!!!
Fri, 06/17/2022 - 12:00pm by ohheyitselle
Whew. That was a LOT of badges last week. You’re probably STILL working on ALLLLL those badges that dropped… Your poor fingers have probably typed so much your FINGERPRINTS are wearing off. Your eyes probably hurt from SEARCHING for so many CODES. Heck, you might even have RETINA damage from staring for those darn BRIGHT GREEN building codes that suddenly appeared all over the library!!!!
Yep. You must be MISERABLE from all the PUNS, CODES, POINTS, and promises of future PRIZES… absolutely miserable.
…It would be a SHAME if someone gave you EVEN MORE badges.
Hmm? What was that?? You WANT more badges? Surely that can’t be right. Surely you’re absolutely OVER whatever this Summer Game thing is. Surely we’ll stop saying surely. SURELY YOU DON’T WANT THIS NEXT SET OF BADGES!!! Well… if you say so.
Since you asked so nicely despite our warnings… HERE’S MORE BADGES!!!!
BADGE DROP #2
Enjoy these badges, dear player, because it’s only week 2 of Summer Game 2022 and we have a LOT MORE in STORE!!!!
Have fun, stay cool in this ABSURDLY HOT weather, and THANKS FOR PLAYING!!!!!!!
Fri, 06/10/2022 - 12:00pm by ohheyitselle
The temperature may be RISING, but we’re focused on what’s DROPPING today. Some drops are better than others, obviously. For example…
Dropping a BEAT?? GOOD!!
Dropping a FRYING PAN on your toe?? BAD!!
Dropping the CAKE on your great aunt during her birthday party??? NOT ONLY EMBARRASSING but also HAUNTING!!!!
The first set of SUMMER GAME BADGES dropping to YOU??? JAW-DROPPINGLY GREAT!!!!!!
SPOILER ALERT: The last item on that list is HAPPENING RIGHT NOW!
Everyone’s favorite collection of scavenger hunts and puzzles is BACK AGAIN and we have CRYPTIDS to search for, BUILDINGS to explore, ART to admire, CROSSWORDS to solve, PLACES to go, PLACES to go to but only in your MIND, and way MORE!!!!!
Pick that jaw up off the floor, because you’ll need it back in place to DROP ALL OVER AGAIN when you see ALL THESE BADGES!
BADGE DROP #1
Ready for more wild news??? Badges drop EVERY FRIDAY at NOON!!! We here at SG Headquarters have our caps lock ON and we are JUST GETTING STARTED!!!!!!!!!!
So stay tuned, stay cool, and THANKS FOR PLAYING!
Fri, 06/10/2022 - 10:00am by ohheyitselle
It’s June 10th which can only mean one thing… THE MOST MAGICAL TIME OF THE YEAR HAS BEGUN!!!! And no, we don’t mean construction season, we mean…
THE SUMMER GAME 2022 IS HERE!!!!!!!!!!!
We have ALL SORTS OF THINGS up our sleeves for YOU and ONLY YOU… and your friends… and your neighbors…
You may be thinking that “THINGS'' is a very vague and weirdly loud and capitalized descriptor and you would be ABSOLUTELY RIGHT!!! So let us clarify!!! RIGHT NOW you can:
-START with our GETTING STARTED BADGES!
-GO to each AADL location and collect codes! Each branch has a BIG ‘OL BANNER CODE as well as some BRANCH EXPLORER codes within each library building. CAN YOU FIND THEM ALL???
-PLAY any or all Points-o-Matic modes! This option is ACTUALLY ENDLESS so CLEAR YOUR SCHEDULES, FOLKS.
-VISIT the AADL catalog to rate and review some things you like (or don’t like??) WE WANNA KNOW!
-READ books, watch movies, listen to music, or download something cool from the catalog! Log your items for up to 50 points per day!
-WATCH or ATTEND Events either in-person or online and find the CODES EVERYWHERE!
-CLEAR your schedule for BADGE DROPS at NOON every FRIDAY of the GAME...STARTING TODAY!
-GET HYPE for absolutely no other reason besides the fact that SUMMER GAME SEASON STARTING!!!!
Getting Started Badge Series
BUT WHAT ABOUT HOME CODES? No worries, yard-trompers and MISCELLANEOUS ADVENTURERS! We've got the next iteration of the fun that began with HOME CODES coming in July, featuring colorful LAWN SIGNS and a whole new way for YOU to place a game code OUTSIDE YOUR FAVORITE LIBRARY BRANCH!
Our new approach will focus less on getting all the codes, and more on making it possible for everyone to place a code in the community that others can find and redeem. Stay tuned for that new game feature, plus the launch of the 2022 SUMMER GAME SHOP on JULY 8TH!
Well what are you waiting for???? GET GOING and THANKS FOR PLAYING!
Mon, 05/23/2022 - 2:00pm by SaraP
That's right players! SUMMER is COMING SOON. And we all know what comes with summer: popsicles! Wait, no, swimming! Well, yes, all that AAAAAAND...THE SUMMER GAME!
Here's what's coming soon:
Fri, 09/03/2021 - 12:00pm by SaraP
September is upon us and with it we bid farewell to another Summer Game. ALAS! Give yourself a pat on the back and a hug because it’s OVER, it’s DONE, and it’s been a SPECTACULAR YEAR (and a half).
That’s right, you’ve been playing ALL the GAMES not just since June 2021, but since MARCH of 2020! We’ve had BUMMER GAME 2020, SUMMER GAME 2020, WINTER GAME 2021, and SUMMER GAME 2021. You deciphered the CIPHERS, you clued in on the CLUES, you decoded the CODES, you were on point with your POINTS, you homed-in on the HOMECODES. Speaking of homecodes - they were SUPER POPULAR! So popular that we’re going to be making some changes to how they work next year so everything runs smoothly, but rest assured that they’ll be back!
Anyway, 2021 has been WILD. And now, dear players, it’s most definitely time to fluff our feathers and settle in for a nice winter’s rest. We know here at Summer Game Headquarters it’s time for a break because a little birdy (a LITTLE CHICKEN to be exact) told us. This particular chicken has visited ALL THE BRANCHES, kept tabs on ALL THE LOGS, participated in all the behind-the-scenes SHENANIGANS, witnessed all the CODE REDEMPTIONS, all the ANGST, all the TRIUMPH. This little chicken has pulled out their chicken-sized calculator and crunched some SERIOUSLY BIG NUMBERS. So here’s an eggceptional statistical run-down of 2021...
7,858 players scored points this year. Let’s just spell that out for emphasis: there were SEVEN THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED FIFTY EIGHT players during the Winter and Summer Games!
An INSANE 266,374 badges were earned in 2021. SGHQ dropped 440(!!!) badges this year. That means each badge was earned, on average, 605 times! Keep in mind that 440 badges is about TWICE the number of badges usually dropped in a single year (thank you, Winter Game) and players still CRUSHED IT. The top three Summer Game badges were Log Jammer with 3393 awards, Super Summer Reader with 2727 awards, and Westgate Wayfarer with 2371 awards. Apparently, player dedication runs DEEP.
How many codes were floating around out there? A record 1,963. Of those, 610 were HOMECODES created by players! And GUESS HOW MANY TIMES THOSE CODES WERE REDEEMED. Well, we have to give you three numbers: 800,764 regular old badge codes were entered and 804,046 homecodes were entered, which means that a total of 1,604,810 codes were typed into devices across town. SGHQ just unlocked a MILESTONE, because that’s well over a MILLION code redemptions.
And then there’s POINTS
Players earned a staggering 141,708,438 points this year. That’s MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF POINTS. It’s like we were out there taping points in windows around town and just leaving them there for the taking! Oh right, we literally did do that.
BUT HERE’S THE THING. Those stats were just from this year - 2021. And it feels like we should take a moment to reflect on THE WHOLE ENCHILADA. All the Games since March of 2020. When life turned upside down we wanted to give it a little pizzazz (the fun kind). So we launched The Bummer Game. Then, for the first time, we played The Summer Game without getting to see any of our players’ lovely faces. We made do. Then we kept going and added The Winter Game because life still needed that extra bit of pep - that ray of sunshine on all those cloudy days. Then we rolled right into another Summer Game. And it’s been… A LOT. Just how much is “A LOT”? This much:
Since March 16, 2020 (the first Bummer Game badge drop), SGHQ has created 786 badges, which means that, on average, a new badge has been created EVERY 16 HOURS for the last 17 MONTHS. It’s all been for YOU. The best group of players a library could ask for!
And with that, we are hanging up our SG hats until SUMMER GAME 2022. For real.
Until then, wear that (little chicken) feather in your cap with PRIDE and, as always, THANKS FOR PLAYING!!!
Fri, 08/27/2021 - 12:00pm by ohheyitselle
Have you climbed and clawed your way to the SG Summit? Reached the Point Pinnacle?? Obtained a Culmination of Codes???
Well, SG Players, dear sweet beautiful SG Players. This is it. This is for you. It’s all for you. Everything we’ve done has led to these POINTS:
THE COMPLETIONIST BADGES!!!!!!
They are our Magnum Codeus, our Point de Résistance, our Shrek Forever After.
Why? Because YOU deserve it. If you’ve earned all the badges in each series then JOB WELL DONE! If you haven’t… there’s STILL TIME!!!! You have until 11:59 PM on August 29th to get as many badges, codes, and points as you can!
After earning all those points, be sure to go on a SPENDING SPREE in the SG Shop!! Place your orders by midnight on Monday, September 6th!!
So, without further ado...
BADGE DROP #12
What a wild ride this has been, dear Players. After 4 Games over the course of 17 months, we here at SG Headquarters are hanging up our badge-writing sweatbands for now. But don’t you worry, we’ll spend our time flipping through our pundexes to make sure we are bright-eyed and funny-tailed when we come back for SUMMER GAME 2022 on JUNE 10TH!
So until then…
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU FOR PLAYING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Fri, 08/20/2021 - 12:00pm by SaraP
We’re wiping the sweat off our brows after what feels like the FASTEST sprint through summer. But...BEEP BOOP boop BEEEP!...Did you hear that?! It’s the SOUND of Mission Control at SG Headquarters spitting out 12 all new, fully ALIVE, badges for you to solve! But we have to face the facts: we are living in a fleeting MOMENT in TIME. The last day to earn 2021 points and badges is quickly approaching on August 29!
We’re not crying...you’re crying! Or maybe it’s these chopped ONIONS in the break room! Either way, you better boil about ELEVEN pots of TEA and don your FINEST CODE-cracking hat, because we’re in the homestretch!
BADGE DROP #11
You’ve got even more CHUTZPAH than us, dear players. Stay bold and THANKS for PLAYING!
Fri, 08/13/2021 - 12:00pm by ohheyitselle
Today’s badges would make even the most seasoned players GLACIALLY freeze in their tracks!
But, we assure you there is no need to FREAK OUT!!!
Yes, there may be FLYING LIZARDS, big-eared SQUIDS, and the most terrifyingly cute CHICKEN you ever did see, but we know you can handle anything with your critically acclaimed SMARTS! So let those fears you've been BOTTLING UP go!!!
Speaking of going... If you want to make a HOME CODE, you better act FAST! The LAST CHANCE to make a Home Code is today until MIDNIGHT!!!
BADGE DROP #10
So shake off any badge-fearing vibes, get out there, and PLAY!!!
Fri, 08/06/2021 - 12:00pm by SaraP
Good afternoon, Dear Players, how do you do? Feeling grand? Feeling swell? Perhaps even...AUGUST?? Well of course you are! You are no mere peasant, LIVING THE SIMPLE LIFE. No, no, no. YOU, my loves, have traversed the globe on a PLANE of the imagination. You are DWELLERS on the deepest mysteries of life - Summer Game mysteries, that is! You WALK with your head held high. You are dressed to the NINEs on all occasions because you are HI SOCIETY! The epitome of HORTICULTURE and grace!
Indeed, everywhere you TURN you have friends in all the right places! Thus, you ought not to squander this FINAL WEEK TO CREATE HOMECODES - society is a fickle beast and your power and influence to create will disappear after this week, but your homecodes will live on through the end of summer!
For those of you with a penchant for the SQUIRRELiest of Treton’s quandaries, please allow us to introduce you to THE WICKIE INQUIRY badge - a special badge with a unique structure that will immerse you in a new mystery occurring in our very own Treton. It may not be for the faint of heart - you will, after all, be required to rifle through the cryptic contents of a forgotten briefcase and decipher the passcodes of great grandfathers who disappeared under unusual circumstances - but those of you willing to accept the challenge and persevere will receive a very fine TRADE (in points and accomplishment) for your effort!
BADGE DROP #9
You have been, as ever, a terribly GOOD SPORT, so THANKS for PLAYING!