## The Maze of Games: An Interactive Puzzle Novel

Funded! This project was successfully funded on March 14, 2013.

### The Maze of Games Kickstarter Update Puzzles!

As you might have suspected, we love puzzles here at Lone Shark Games. Plus we have a lot of things we want to tell you over the next 10! seconds.* So we put those two ideas together, and came up with our Maze of Games Kickstarter Update Puzzles (MoGKUP)! This is a series of 24 short updates, which you can solve and be rewarded with pieces of a maze. Here’s how it works.

With a knowing laugh, the Gatekeeper has thrust you into the Maze of Games! Only by solving these puzzles will you be able to find your way out. Each of these 24 puzzles is a single line of your journey through the maze. Each one is missing the name of a game. The numbers in the clue will tell you where and how long the game is. For example, if you were given, “Hurry into the maze or you will have to star1 2ain!” you would find that the answer is TAG (“starT AGain”). When you have an answer, go to puzzazz.com/mazeofgames. Type the number of the puzzle and then your answer (e.g. "1 TAG"--though that's not a correct answer). If you are correct, you will get a piece of a maze which you can assemble to help you find your way out!

1. As the smoke clears, you become a3e that you are in a maze of twisty little passages.

We will release puzzles every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. In case you miss any updates, the entire series will be found at https://twitter.com/MazeofGames. You can always go back and solve any you missed.

If you get out, you will get a lovely Maze of Games Maze Breaker badge, designed by the equally lovely Elisa Teague. Enjoy your time in the maze!

# Conundrucopia stretch goals

Speaking of people trapped by the Gatekeeper, we've enjoyed freeing a set of legendary puzzlemakers through the unlocking of stretch goals. Each time a puzzler is released, that author will write a puzzle for the CONUNDRUCOPIA, a special section featuring the kinds of old-timey puzzles you might find in a Sam Loyd book from the turn of the century. So far, the Gatekeeper has released Mike Selinker and his developer Gaby Weidling, and logic puzzle artisan Thomas "Dr. Sudoku" Snyder. And he seems real close to releasing crossword god Patrick Berry

Next up for release is the amazing 74-time Jeopardy! champion and best-selling author Ken Jennings. Ken is a true celebrity in the world of puzzles, having written the books Because I Said So!, Maphead, Ken Jennings's Trivia Almanac, and Brainiac. We're thrilled to have a chance to have him in the Conundrucopia, and will keep spooning him gruel until you good folks free him.

Soon, you'll have a chance to free hipster crossword maker Brendan Emmett Quigley, physical puzzlemaker Eric Harshbarger, Duck Konundrum designer Dan Katz, and many others.

# We're a Staff Pick!

No, really! Check it out. Thanks, Kickstarter!

And thanks to all our backers for supporting The Maze of Games!

The Sharks

*That's 10x9x8x7x6x5x4x3x2x1 seconds, or 3,628,800 seconds, or exactly six weeks. Kudos to Mr. Harshbarger for pointing out that bit of mathemagical awesomeness.

1. ### CreatorAnn Marie McNamara on March 14, 2013

I keep getting the message below but I AM receiving emails - what to do???? Also where are all of the puzzles????

2. ### CreatorKristopher Giesing on March 7, 2013

Fantastic fun so far! Can't wait to see how it all turns out.

3. ### CreatorLone Shark Games on February 4, 2013

Yes, but you may have to wait a while to figure out what.

4. ### CreatorDenise Segelstrom on February 4, 2013

Forgive my ignorance, but do the letters in the maze mean something?

5. ### CreatorLone Shark Games on January 31, 2013

Thanks, Professor!

6. ### CreatorKen Davis on January 31, 2013

Great campaign
Enjoyed the imbedded puzzle hunt.
I'm sure I'll enjoy the book as well.
cheers
Ken

7. ### CreatorLone Shark Games on January 30, 2013

We hope it will make 24 of your days.

8. ### CreatorJames Chandler on January 30, 2013

The mini puzzle is a fun little diversion and made my day.

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