The Da Vinci Code WebQuests
(also called The Da Vinci Code Challenges
) are a series of web-based puzzles related to the bestselling 2003 novel The Da Vinci Code
, as well as the 2006 film
. There have been several web quests, none of which directly related to any other. Probably the most well known is the game run by Google, though it was ultimately met with much more public criticism than the other various games.
Original Official Promotional WebQuests
The original Da Vinci Code web quest challenges were first made available via the website of the book's author, Dan Brown
, as part of a promotional campaign, and both remain hosted on the publisher's website (). In January 2004, it was announced on the live television program Good Morning America
that hundreds of thousands of people had participated in the original challenge, and that 40,000 people had successfully completed it. Though the official "prize" was given out at that time, the web versions of the quests were never closed, and have remained active ever since. The original version involved deciphering a series of cryptic clues at the publisher's website. Those wishing to solve the quests were required to examine the U.S. version of the book's dustcover jacket, and to search the web to learn the answers to certain questions or clues. The second Da Vinci Code WebQuest, titled "Uncover The Code", followed a similar style. <br />
2003 Webquests (both run by Dan Brown's publisher Random House,......