The developers of OXOGO are hoping to entice some people to play their retro-styled adventure, with the added excitement of the possibility to earn a real-life prize.
OXOGO is an adventure styled like games from early 90s handheld consoles, so it would fit right in on the Game Boy. In OXOGO your dog has been kidnapped, and you end up in some sort of prison. An adventure about finding your dog but also a real treasure hunt at the same time. The developer is putting a small amount of each sale into a pot, to give away to whoever can put together all the clues to find a password.
If no one claims the prize by December 2025, any of the extra (not the whole thing) they added to the initial pot will be donated to free software development projects.
The pot started at €5,000 and they said they will update their website once a month for how it's doing.
Available to buy on itch.io as pay-what-you-want and get treasure hunting.