Special Contest: For each event you will receive a pop quiz along with the regular in-game tasks. Quizzes may be taken at any time during the competition, and some of the answers may be accessible through the blog or wiki, so feel free to poke around the site for clues!
For those who pass our test we’ll be giving out special swag. Our top 3 will get notebooks, and those who make a passing grade (70%+)* will get an Eyewire magnet for their lockers. You must take all 5 quizzes to pass.
*Grading may be done on a curve depending on averages.
Thanks to @susi for sponsoring swag!
Statistically Accurate Happy Hour
First session runs from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Friday 8/23
Second session runs from 10:00 PM to midnight on Friday 8/23
Welcome to your first examination! This one’s all about Accuracy.
To pass this test, we’re looking for student excellence of 80% accuracy or higher during at least 1 of our 2 Accuracy Happy Hour events.
Once Accuracy HH begins we will also send you a written examination that will test your knowledge of some important Eyewire statistics! You’ll be graded (fittingly) based on how accurate your answers are!
Swag: Most accurate player completing at least 20 cubes wins 1 notebook and 1 magnet! Second and third place each also win magnets.
1st Place Accuracy – 10,000 points
2nd Place Accuracy – 8,000 points
3rd Place Accuracy – 6,000 points
Achieve 95% Accuracy – 5,000 points
Achieve 90% Accuracy – 3,000 points
Achieve 80% Accuracy – 2,000 points
1,000 points for anyone under 80% who still plays at least 20 cubes in either slot.
(These bonus thresholds are non-cumulative, i.e. they will not combine. If you earn 3rd place, for instance, and presumably got over 95% accuracy, you still earn a 6,000 point bonus, not 11,000.)
Begins at 12:00 AM (midnight) on Saturday 8/24
Ends at 12:00 PM (noon) on Thursday 8/29
Wowee these sure are some Eeeeevil Cubes! If you can manage to get through all 12 of them without fainting from exhaustion you’ll have passed our test! Extra credit for players who score above 80% and 90% accuracy on these cubes as well.
We’re coupling this evil competition with one of school’s most evil subjects – PE (aka phys ed, aka how many more laps do i have to run around this gym??)! But don’t worry we won’t require you to come into HQ and do 100 situps and keyboard type tests. Instead let’s let the cells do all the work and test your knowledge of all the fascinating physical exertion that goes on at the microscopic level.
Swag: The top scoring player wins 1 notebook and 1 magnet! Second and third place each also win magnets.
#1 accuracy – 20,000 points
#2 accuracy – 15,000 points
#3 accuracy – 10,000 points
90% accuracy for 12 cubes – 5,000 points
80% accuracy for 12 cubes – 2,500 points
Complete 12 cubes – 1,000 points
Begins at 11:00 AM on Sunday 8/25
Continues until 11:00 AM on Tuesday 8/27
Finishes with Power Hour from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Tuesday 8/27
Hope you like school, because all of your basic primary school subjects are fair game this time around! Whether you liked Math, Science, History, Literature or Recess there will be a little something here for everyone! Put on your thinking caps and get to studying!
We of course have a little exam to go along with our in-game trivia. We hope you’ve studied up on the history of Eyewire, because here’s where you get to share your knowledge about our favorite game and yours!
Swag: The top scoring player will win 1 notebook and 1 magnet! Second and third place each also win magnets.
For every question —
1st to answer – 300 points
2nd to answer – 200 points
3rd to answer – 100 points
Art vs Music
Begins at 11:00 AM on Tuesday 8/27
Ends at 11:00 AM on Wednesday 8/28
It’s time to pick an elective! Whether it’s Art or Music sometimes budget cuts will sadly only allow you to choose one. So pick your favorite team and make a case for your favorite subject!
Eyewire of course appreciates the arts as well, and we’ve had a lot of artistic talent along the way at Eyewire! For this round we’re testing your knowledge of Eyewire’s favorite art, music, and artists!
Swag: The top scoring player on the winning team wins 1 notebook and 1 magnet! Also, among the top 50% of players on the winning team, 4 players will be raffled magnets.
Earn 2,000 points – 1,000 bonus
Earn 10,000 points – 5,000 bonus
Earn 20,000 points – 10,000 bonus
Every additional 20,000 points – 10,000 bonus
Winning team – 10,000 bonus
Team winner – 5,000 bonus
#1 overall score – 10,000 bonus
#2 overall score – 5,000 bonus
#3 overall score – 2,500 bonus
For Science! Marathon
Begins at 8:00 AM on Wednesday 8/28
Ends at 8:00 AM on Thursday 8/29
It’s our big competition finale, and a fan favorite – the marathon! As all dedicated Eyewirers know, our rallying cry is For Science! So play some cubes and contribute to the future of neuroscience!
We’ve also got a little science exam for you. Answer some questions about the science behind Eyewire and neuroscience in general to earn your final points!
Swag: The top player (defined by number of points earned during the marathon time period) will win 1 notebook and 1 magnet! Also, among the top 25% of players, 5 players will be raffled magnets.
One live cell will be designated the “marathon cell,” with a 3x points multiplier!
Cube count bonuses: 3500 points per cube traced.
SC bonuses are doubled on all cells.
Every 3 SCs counts for 1 cube toward naming eligibility & per-cell completion bonus.
50 cubes = 5,000 points per completed cell, plus rights to vote on a new name for the marathon cell
200 cubes = 10,000 points per completed cell, plus rights to nominate a new name for the marathon cell
Eyewire Academy Closing Ceremony
Begins at 4:00 PM on Friday 8/30
Come celebrate the end of this competition, where admins will recognize everyone’s achievements. As always, we will include a round of promotions for Scouts, Scythes, Mystics, Moderators, and Mentors. If you’d like a promotion, you can request them here.
Artwork by Daniela Gamba