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Again, many apologies about the Gumroad spamming. Whatever we did (or Gumroad did), we will endeavor never to do again.
We do not have any updates on Windows or Android.
Thank you for looking into the spamming issue! It is very much appreciated.
I know it's beating a dead horse at this point, but I'd really love to be able to actually use the ebook since I don't own any Apple devices. Still no update on Android or Windows though, right?
Hello! If you are getting spammed by our PDF fulfiller Gumroad, please know we are working to resolve this issue and deeply apologize for any inconvenience.
Maybe it's a puzzle! ;)
I think spamming them would be comeuppance for spamming us. :D
Cool! Thanks! I don't want to spam them, after all. ;)
Yeah, I emailed them both outside of Kickstarter and from the Kickstarter Contact Us page.
Ha! I figured it wasn't just me. Has anyone emailed them directly yet?
Getting spammed here as well. :-/
Chiming in with yes I am also getting spammed with Gumroad emails :(
And I just got another one. I am going to comment here every time I get another one. The count it at 9 for me now.
I literally got another one while I was writing the previous comment.
Yeah. Could you please make sure I have access to the pdf on Gumroad? I've only had 7 emails, so I'm not sure if I'm added or not.
Yes, I am as well. It's getting kind of silly.
Is anyone else being spammed by the Gumroad emails? I have now received 10 of these things that all state "Lone Shark Games has added you to a product on Gumroad." Every single one is the same and it is royally getting annoying. I have reached out today (they started very late yesterday) twice to try and get them stopped.
New update with info on how to buy The Theseus Guide to the Final Maze!
Here's an update about The Theseus Guide, which is looking really good.
Went to editing this week. More info soon!
How is the Theseus Guide coming?
Big news about a Humble Puzzle Bundle, including the upcoming Theseus Guide to the Final Maze. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/loneshark/the-maze-of-games-an-interactive-puzzle-novel/posts/1634839
Maze of Games Second Edition news!
In case you didn't see it, an announcement about the very last 1st edition copies of The Maze of Games:
Tom: Download the Puzzazz app on your iPad or iPhone and log in with the email you used on the Kickstarter campaign. If that's not your email address you want to use, send us a message.
I ordered the eBook and I have no idea where or when I was supposed to get it. Can you help me out on getting that?
There is not. When we get any positive news from Puzzazz about the Android version of their platform, I promise you we will share it with you guys. Until we do, we won't have anything to say about Android that we haven't said before.
So is there any sort of update on the Android version?
That is really flattering, Christopher. Thanks!
For those who read the comments of prior products to gauge whether to kickstart future works:
I would back a project from LoneSharkGames again. The product was astonishingly high quality. It was late, yes, but I suggest giving every Kickstarter project you back a year buffer as the people who do kickstarters are usually artists and not accomplished business people.
Sometimes when I read the comments to old kickstarter projects I have a hard time gauging whether the thing succeeded or not. I don't know if everyone thinks this particular project was a success, but I certainly do.
If you are looking to purchase this product, I will warn you that these puzzles are very difficult. If you are newer to puzzle solving you may want to warm up elsewhere. For example, you could pick up PuzzleCraft, also made by Mike Selinker, which is probably the best puzzle book in at least a decade.
Ben: We don't have a timeline for Android from Puzzazz, except that they're working on it. We don't have any more information than that.
Jrd: We found the error. We will follow up by email.
I'm still missing my Puzzazz eBook. I've contacted email@example.com SEVEN TIMES going back to late October. I've been ignored six of those times, and blown off once. What do I need to do to get my ebook code?
Ok...but when is the next scheduled update from Puzzazz? They've not responded to their facebook page in a month and a half, and there's no indication of what kind of timeline they've provided you.
Even if you're caught at their mercy, let us know what they told you, and when they anticipate their next update. Something. Right now, we're getting what amounts to an electronic shrug.
Barmalev: We would love to have the Android version too. We haven't seen any progress on it, but we expect it will be great whenever it happens.
Have you received any word from Puzzazz whether they're working on an Android version at all? Sadly, since Puzzazz saying 1.5 years ago that the Android version was in alpha, I cannot find any further indication of any upcoming Android support from them whatsoever, not just for the Maze of Games. Would love to see anything to the contrary.
Mabel: We have followed up with Penny Arcade on this.
Tobias: We haven't received any information from Puzzazz that tells us when the Android book is going to be available.
Any news on an Android version of the ebook?
I still have not received the hard copy of my book.
Lastofthedaves: Sending now.
I still haven't gotten my pdf of the book. I sent out an email about it in July but haven't gotten a response.
Will do, thanks.
Hi! I got my ebook and am very pleased.I sat down to just test that it worked and couldn't stop solving puzzles for a couple of hours!
One suggestion: perhaps send a KS update that the emails have gone out. Mine was in my junk email folder and it was by pure chance that I noticed it.
Yes, we are definitely interested in such things. And yes, those things are sure different. There are lots of little differences designed to make solving better on the app, but that kind of thing is not what we want.
Here is a list of things we intentionally changed:
How to Use This Book: We changed "The Quest Begins" to "the Prologue".
Target Practice: In clue 5, we changed "total." to "total, but not both."
Acts of War: In the novel text, we deleted the repeated word "man".
Shades of Things to Come: We changed AHEEMTRIZATIONAEW to AHEEMTRISATIONAEW.
Down on the Farm: We removed the indent at the start of the novel text.
Statuesque Beauties: In Euterpe's grid, we deleted the line separating the 4th letter of the 6-letter word from the 7th letter of the 7-letter word below it.
In addition, while this isn't in the ebook, we've noted this errata:
Alfie at the Zoo: In the 3rd couplet on the right, we intend to replace the "s" with a space.
Are you interested in differences between the eBook and the paper version? Because the sixth item in Dracula's Crypt (nine of diamonds) is a different word.
We just launched a thousand backer copies of the ebook. If you have any questions about your copy, please go here: http://www.puzzazz.com/contact