The Sorting Trials

The Sorting Trials gave every Microsoft intern an opportunity to get a taste of a Game experience. Some trials could be completed online, but many required participants to travel to different locations through the greater Seattle area to gather information from their surroundings or find hidden clues.

Each of the trials could be completed by itself. There were a number of "Live Sessions" throughout the summer where sites for a number of Trials were staffed for an afternoon or evening in order to provide on-site support for teams.


  • Tolt-MacDonald Park
  • Preston Mill Park
  • Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park
  • Bullwinkle's Family Fun Center
  • Robert Morris Earthworks
  • Les Gove Park
  • South Puget Community College
  • Olympia Farmer's Market
  • Heritage Park
  • Olympia Press Building
  • Tacoma's Landmark Center
  • Chinese Reconciliation Park
  • Point Defiance Park Rose Garden
  • Old Country Buffet
  • Seahurst Park
  • Luther Burbank Park
  • Microsoft Building 83
  • Online
  • Microsoft Cafe 16
  • Microsoft Studio F
  • Mox Boarding House
  • Microsoft Studios
  • Ye Olde Curiosity Shop
  • King County Library System - Bellevue Library
  • Market Magic & Novelty Shop
  • King County Library System - Kirkland Library
  • Olympic Sculpture Park
  • Microsoft Building 42
  • Microsoft Building 41