The Guinness Book of World Records will be releasing a new game for unlocked cell phones, and will be printing the high scores from the game in their book. Up until this point, Guinness World Records have made it a point not to publish the high scores of games that are not popular on a national level within their book. This will be the first time that they have published the high scores from a game that was not popular on a national level.
The game, which will reportedly be called “Guinness World Records: Gamers Edition Arcade” and will feature a number of different games for which the high scores will be tracked. There will be five different min-games in total. One, called Monkey Country will have you take out as many primates as possible in just one minute.
There has been no word as to how the company will track the games to make sure that people have not found a way to exploit the different facets of the game. As with any mini game, inevitably someone figures out a way to beat the programming and garner the high score. It will be interesting to see if they put any kind of anti-cheating in place to ensure that no one sneaks their way into the Guinness Book of World Records. They are usually quite strict, and require that the actual event be recorded.
If this idea is successful, look for the company to consider more ideas like this in the future. The goal of getting into the book is one that many people have, but few are able to do. Now, they have given a way for people to get in without having to call out an inspector.
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