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You might notice a few changes...

Posted by FLEB (Creator)
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Hey there puzzlers!

You may have noticed a few things have changed around the page. The video is different and the puzzles have a different layout.

Some of you may have also noticed that our book looked a whole lot like “The Maze of Games” before, in terms of its layout. The resemblance was so close, that it understandably made the great team at Lone Shark Games upset. They put a ton of effort into coming up with a layout for a puzzle book! 

Out of an overwhelming respect for Mike Selinker, Elisa Teague, the team at Lone Shark Games, and their contributions to puzzle books over the years, we have decided to completely redo our layout. The puzzles remain the same: We’re still making short puzzlehunts themed around old books, with accessible puzzlehunt puzzles, but they’re going to look different in their final form! The amazing art of Simona is still going to be in the book, and trust me, the puzzles are going to be great! (Don't get me started on the Deep Lore!)

I hope you’re as excited as I am to see what we come up with! The amount of support has been more than I could have ever imagined already!  

I hope you've been enjoying the free puzzles! And as always… Happy Puzzling!

FLEB

Stephen Staver, Kristin Kuhn, and 14 more people like this update.

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      Raphael on

      I'd like to point out that the number of columns for the text pages is fundamental and shouldn't be changed just to differentiate your book from another.

      The number of columns chosen for text pages in any printed product is dependent on the length of the lines (which is a result of the text size and the page size). The principal is that when lines are too long, the reading experience becomes very tiresome and unpleasant, so the longer the lines - the more columns should be used.
      (A common example to this are newspapers, in which the text is very small and the pages are large - so full page lines are very long, and in order to avoid it - a 3 or 4 column layout is used).

      In books, text size is usually the same so the page size determines the number of columns:
      - In large books, like hardcover books such as "Maze of Games", 2-columns layout should be used.
      - in small books, like standard paperback books, a single-column layout is ok because the pages are already small enough.

      So, if you plan to release the book at the same size of "Maze of Games", you should use 2-columns layout.
      I'll remind you that copyrights are placed on visual assets (illustrations, icons, logos etc.) and never on layouts for a reason - everyone has the right to use an optimal layout.

      I'm sure you'll achieve a unique (and better!) visual style, just don't compromise on the fundamentals!

    2. Ben Smith on

      They don't own the concept of a puzzle book, but when I looked at the layout of the sample pages, it looked a LOT like Maze of Games, down to the choice of font and page layouts. It actually made me hold off on backing this if it was going to rip off the visual style of another project. I'm glad this has been resolved!

    3. Stephen Staver on

      I don't understand what the problem is. It's not like they own the concept of a puzzle book.