"What is the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything?"

If that sounds familiar, then you're probably a Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy fan. Or you've spent the last three years mired in an impossibly cryptic scavenger hunt for clues in the XBLA game Trials that would eventually lead you to question everything you ever knew and loved.

The clues include figures, numbers, characters and more nestled away within the game, and it took this long for community members—with some help from Redlynx's creatve director, Antti Ilvessuo—to eke out a solution.

It may not provide much closure, but what a ride it must have been to decipher. Check out the video and let us know what you think in the comments or on Twitter.