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Update #20

Wallpaper, and a new badge for number lovers

At $110,000, we unlocked Gatekeeper wallpaper! Go here and you can download a zip file of wallpaper in various sizes. They're suited for Android, iPads, iPhone 4 and 5, and various computer monitor resolutions.

In addition, we've also made available the puzzle for a new Number Theorist badge, and we think we've given you all the information you need to find that on your own.

Treating nearly everything as an add-on

We've decided to open up the art prints, seminars, thank-you videos, additional books (except Gatekeeper editions), pencils, and maps as add-ons. As long as you pledge for one book of some sort, you can get any of these items added on to your pledge. The chart below shows you the pledges for several items, with shipping included both in the U.S. and internationally.

If you want multiple items (say, a hardback, a map, and a seminar), just add the additional amounts indicated next to the item names. We suggest you use Cathy Saxton's pledge calculator. For internationals, you only have to pay the highest shipping cost shown. If you have any questions, please ask.

There is a caveat: if we run out of a promised limited item, we will remove it from the available options. (Since the cryptexes and cameos are almost gone, we have not included them in this chart. If you want to add items to one of those, let us know and we'll make sure you know the right pledge to make.)

Maze of Games Kickstarter Update Puzzle #18

Your journey continues! Here is the next part of your adventure through the maze.

18. But he is gone. You have a feeling you're being watched. You feel a light breeze 2 2inous dances upon your neck.

When you have the game name that answers the puzzle, go to puzzazz.com/mazeofgames. Type in the puzzle's number and your answer, in that order. If you're correct, you'll get a piece of a maze which you can assemble to help you find your way out! You can find all previous update puzzles at the @MazeofGames Twitter feed.

Thanks for supporting The Maze of Games!

Mike and the Sharks

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      Creator Noah on March 6, 2013

      Light breezes do what light breezes do!

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      Creator Aaron Burke on March 4, 2013

      This one took me longer than I'd like to admit, and like Sidivan said, once you figure it out, you'll really feel silly for not getting it earlier. So I say keep it up! You can do it.

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      Creator Lone Shark Games on March 2, 2013

      To those who are stumped: Keep at it, and we're sure it will come together for you.

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      Creator Carissa on March 1, 2013

      It's funny what is so easy for some is so hard for others. I usually get the update puzzles within seconds (todays took about a minute, it was harder than usual) but it took me forever to get the Wired (finally thanks to a nudge) and the Song Stylist was just serendipity. Haven't thought too hard about the Number Theorist yet but at first glance I'm stumped.

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      Creator Leslie Sedlak on March 1, 2013

      Mr. Selinker, sir, you have bent my brain into twisty knots this evening. I thank you. ;-)

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      Creator Sidivan on March 1, 2013

      Oh sweet relief! I just figured this one out and then slapped myself in the face for missing it. I'm still stuck on #17 though... as well as Song Stylist and Number Theorist.

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      Creator Janice M. Eisen on March 1, 2013

      Um, just figured this one out. But I still can't figure out where to look for the Song Stylist or Number Theorist puzzles. Crap.

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      Creator Janice M. Eisen on March 1, 2013

      @Sidivan You're not the only one. And I thought I was doing so well...

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      Creator Sidivan on March 1, 2013

      Well crap. I guess my adventure has ended. I'm stuck on #17, can't even figure out where to look for the song stylist or the number puzzles... this update has me extremely frustrated because there are only 7, 7-letter words that end in inous, but I can't match up a 2 letter word that forms the name of a game! I have a funny feeling I'm going to perish quickly when I finally arrive in the actual maze.

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      Creator Lone Shark Games on March 1, 2013

      Ugh. Apologies to all. I promise it all looked great in the Word document!

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      Creator Steven Marsh on March 1, 2013

      Oh, and the link in "your adventure" is broken, too. It's pointing to:
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      http://maze%20of%20games%20kickstarter%20update%20puzzle%20/#17
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      But I think it's supposed to be pointing to:
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      http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/loneshark/the-maze-of-games-an-interactive-puzzle-novel/posts/414350
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      ... maybe. I can't quite figure it out. :-)

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      Creator Lone Shark Games on March 1, 2013

      Should be fixed now.

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      Creator Steven Marsh on March 1, 2013

      The wallpaper link is broken. It's pointing to:
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      http://dl.dropbox.com/u/148816673/gatekeeper%20wallpaper.zip%20
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      ... but it should be pointing to:
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      http://dl.dropbox.com/u/148816673/gatekeeper%20wallpaper.zip
      .
      Anyway, it looks cool. Now I have the Gatekeeper staring at me from my desktop!

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