Scavenger hunts are fun while you're playing the game, but the stuff you scavenge is typically thrown out afterwards because it's not of any real value, meaning you've spent hours gathering garbage.
But artists are starting to rewrite the scavenger hunt script to make the game worth our while, and the art-ventures they send their fans on are full of visual wonder and free original artwork.
For Attaboy the project has been both a fun way to connect with his fans and a therapeutic break from the non-stop cycle of bad news:
“I’ve always loved Easter egg hunts and have struggled with painting since I was a kid,” he says. “Painting was never therapeutic to me. Yet, for some reason, because this is a sort of game, this is different. For the first time I’m enjoying the process. I can’t stop painting these mushrooms, mainly to take a break from the constant barrage of news. I think it’s my own way of taking back control of my mind, remind myself that, while we must fight the recent tide of awful, it’s important to keep an eye out for the unexpected things, those little absurd buoys of wonder, we mustn’t lose them, they’re more important than ever.”
-Via Hi Fructose