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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.
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The Maze of Games Escape Room opens previews at PAX

Posted by Lone Shark Games (Creator)
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Hey, Maze of Games fans! We've got a big announcement for you. A few years back, we ran a Kickstarter campaign for the Maze of Games audiobook narrated by Wil Wheaton.  In that campaign, we came up with the idea for a "live show" that would be built around The Maze of Games. Things morphed and developed over time, and now we've enlisted some of our friends to help us bring that to life in a wholly different way than we anticipated back then.

Starting in late September, you'll be able to play the Maze of Games escape room from Epic Team Adventures, one of Seattle's top escape room companies. In my opinion, their Poe room is one of the best rooms in Seattle, a city that's hardwired with these kind of experiences. When we were imagining there would be a Maze escape room, there was only one company we wanted to make it.

The Maze of Games escape room is designed by the book's developer, Gaby Weidling, as well as ETA co-founders Rich Rowan and Jesse McGatha. (I helped too, of course.) 

Here's Gaby with just about the only thing we can show you from the room that isn't a spoiler.
Here's Gaby with just about the only thing we can show you from the room that isn't a spoiler.

It's a really deep and impressive room, and it's actually just the first in a series of Maze of Games escape rooms that function out of the same space. The first adventure in the series, The Maze of Games: A Curiouser Heart, will launch at Geek Girl Con on September 30. Which is cool...

But first...

If you are in Seattle this weekend, you can try the Maze of Games Gatekeeper's Challenge at the ETA booth at PAX West. This is a 10-minute escape room adaptation of our puzzle novel, co-created by Gaby, Rich, Jesse, and me. Players successfully completing the challenge will be entered into a daily drawing for a free ticket to the full Maze of Games escape room when it opens in late September. 

It'll be on the 2nd floor, around the corner from Room 208, on Friday 9/1 to Sunday 9/3 from 10 a.m. to midnight, then on Monday 9/4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. We'll also have a special Maze of Games signing on Sunday from 3-4 p.m. with me, Gaby, and artist Pete Venters. There will also be a Maze of Games room ticket presale with convention-special pricing.

So if you're at PAX West this weekend, come try out the Gatekeeper's Challenge that Epic Team Adventures joined us in creating. Then, when the main room opens, come visit us in our maze. We'll probably let you out.

Mike and the Sharks

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      @Jeanne: Thanks!

    2. Jeanne on

      Mega congratulations!! You've created something terrific and built on it.