We've just about finished the writing, puzzle design, development, and editing on the new Theseus Guide to the Final Maze, our upcoming hint book for The Maze of Games's stubbornly unsolved final puzzles. I had a great time writing in the world of Sam and Colleen again, and Gaby and I enjoyed coming up with ways to clue the final answers without being too sledgehammery.
Now that Tanis is finishing up with editing, Elisa can get started on the layout. She's got some interesting ideas which will fit in nicely with the original book. And Pete's doing a brand new cover image, which makes us quite happy. We're confident that the result will be a little book we're proud to put right beside The Maze of Games.
Which is what we're going to do! We originally expected to make just a PDF tied in with the Humble Puzzle Bundle, but we like the end result so much that we've decided to do a limited run of 1,000 printed copies. It will be a half-size book with a cover and 16 pages of interiors. Plus everyone who orders one will get a free PDF. When they're ready, we'll let you know and you can order one if you like.
We're probably not getting this out in December, but we feel real good about January. So here's the deal: If you want to solve the final puzzle in The Maze of Games before anyone gets the hint book, I suggest reserving a little holiday time. Get some eggnog, put on Mel Torme, and get solving by menorahlight pronto. Because in the new year, a little book with some big hints will be coming out.
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Mike and the Sharks