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An interactive puzzle novel written by Mike Selinker, with enchanting illustrations by Pete Venters.
An interactive puzzle novel written by Mike Selinker, with enchanting illustrations by Pete Venters.
An interactive puzzle novel written by Mike Selinker, with enchanting illustrations by Pete Venters.
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    1. Terence Bowlby on March 9

      Thank you! :)

    2. Lone Shark Games 5-time creator
      Superbacker
      on March 8

      Again, many apologies about the Gumroad spamming. Whatever we did (or Gumroad did), we will endeavor never to do again.

    3. Lone Shark Games 5-time creator
      Superbacker
      on March 8

      We do not have any updates on Windows or Android.

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      Mec2973 on March 8

      Thank you for looking into the spamming issue! It is very much appreciated.

    5. Sean Campbell on March 8

      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?

    6. Lone Shark Games 5-time creator
      Superbacker
      on March 8

      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.

    7. Terence Bowlby on March 8

      Maybe it's a puzzle! ;)

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      Mec2973 on March 8

      I think spamming them would be comeuppance for spamming us. :D

    9. DrSpunj
      Superbacker
      on March 8

      Cool! Thanks! I don't want to spam them, after all. ;)

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      Mec2973 on March 8

      Yeah, I emailed them both outside of Kickstarter and from the Kickstarter Contact Us page.

    11. DrSpunj
      Superbacker
      on March 8

      Ha! I figured it wasn't just me. Has anyone emailed them directly yet?

    12. SherMMR98
      Superbacker
      on March 8

      Getting spammed here as well. :-/

    13. Matt Trenton on March 8

      Chiming in with yes I am also getting spammed with Gumroad emails :(

    14. Terence Bowlby on March 8

      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.

    15. Terence Bowlby on March 8

      I literally got another one while I was writing the previous comment.

    16. Terence Bowlby on March 8

      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.

    17. Jeff Wessel on March 8

      Yes, I am as well. It's getting kind of silly.

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      Mec2973 on March 8

      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.

    19. Lone Shark Games 5-time creator
      Superbacker
      on March 2

      New update with info on how to buy The Theseus Guide to the Final Maze!
      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/loneshark/the-maze-of-games-an-interactive-puzzle-novel/posts/1821215

    20. Lone Shark Games 5-time creator
      Superbacker
      on December 23

      Here's an update about The Theseus Guide, which is looking really good.
      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/loneshark/the-maze-of-games-an-interactive-puzzle-novel/posts/1755573

    21. Lone Shark Games 5-time creator
      Superbacker
      on December 2

      Went to editing this week. More info soon!

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      hal on November 26

      How is the Theseus Guide coming?

    23. Lone Shark Games 5-time creator
      Superbacker
      on July 23, 2016

      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

    24. Lone Shark Games 5-time creator
      Superbacker
      on December 1, 2015

      In case you didn't see it, an announcement about the very last 1st edition copies of The Maze of Games:
      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/loneshark/the-maze-of-games-an-interactive-puzzle-novel/posts/1430605

    25. Lone Shark Games 5-time creator
      Superbacker
      on November 30, 2015

      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.

    26. Tom Beckermann on November 30, 2015

      Hello,
      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?
      Thank you

    27. Lone Shark Games 5-time creator
      Superbacker
      on September 11, 2015

      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.

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      Gary Rumain
      Superbacker
      on August 17, 2015

      So is there any sort of update on the Android version?

      Thanks!

    29. Lone Shark Games 5-time creator
      Superbacker
      on February 26, 2015

      That is really flattering, Christopher. Thanks!
      Mike

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      Christopher J DeSantis on February 14, 2015

      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.

    31. Lone Shark Games 5-time creator
      Superbacker
      on December 8, 2014

      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.

    32. Lone Shark Games 5-time creator
      Superbacker
      on December 8, 2014

      Jrd: We found the error. We will follow up by email.

    33. Jrd on December 4, 2014

      I'm still missing my Puzzazz eBook. I've contacted info@lonesharkgames.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?

    34. Ben McFarland on December 2, 2014

      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.

    35. Lone Shark Games 5-time creator
      Superbacker
      on November 25, 2014

      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.

    36. barmalev on November 21, 2014

      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.

    37. Lone Shark Games 5-time creator
      Superbacker
      on November 15, 2014

      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.

    38. Tobias Fleischer // PYLON.FM Productions
      Superbacker
      on November 13, 2014

      Any news on an Android version of the ebook?

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      Mabel Escobedo
      Superbacker
      on November 13, 2014

      I still have not received the hard copy of my book.

    40. Lone Shark Games 5-time creator
      Superbacker
      on October 26, 2014

      Lastofthedaves: Sending now.

    41. lastofthedaves on October 23, 2014

      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.

    42. Lone Shark Games 5-time creator
      Superbacker
      on October 18, 2014

      Will do, thanks.

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      Ophryon
      Superbacker
      on October 18, 2014

      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.

    44. Lone Shark Games 5-time creator
      Superbacker
      on October 17, 2014

      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.

    45. Monty Ashley on October 17, 2014

      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.

    46. Lone Shark Games 5-time creator
      Superbacker
      on October 17, 2014

      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

    47. Lone Shark Games 5-time creator
      Superbacker
      on October 16, 2014

      Folks: Our intent is to fulfill the ebook tomorrow. If you're getting one of those, please make sure you don't have Mailchimp blocked on your email account.

    48. Lone Shark Games 5-time creator
      Superbacker
      on October 10, 2014

      James: We're very happy to hear that. As we've mentioned, this is a very large project, and we're doing our best to make sure everything goes right for everyone. When it doesn't, you have our most profuse apologies.

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