Announcing the Maze of Games soundtrack!
When your books arrive, we sincerely hope you will enjoy reading and solving The Maze of Games in the quiet of your home. We expect that some of you might want it to be a little less quiet. So we present this amazing announcement.
Some of you are freaking out right now. We expect the rest of you don't know who Austin Wintory is, so allow us to educate you. Austin is the first composer ever to be nominated for a Grammy for his work on a videogame. Just yesterday, he won two British Academy Awards for his score for the videogame Journey, which must be heard to be believed. He's composed music for nearly 40 films, as well as the videogames Monaco, Kinect Party, and The Banner Saga, among others.
We're huge fans of Austin's here at Lone Shark, and working with him on this project should be a real treat. Austin had this to say: "When I first discovered The Maze of Games on Kickstarter, entirely by accident, I was immediately struck that it was something I had to be a part of. I am sort of obsessed with working in media outside my normal area of games, films, and concert music, and so writing an album inspired by such an unconventional book seemed like pure bliss. I can't overstate how excited I was when Lone Shark showed a mutual interest!"
We did indeed! So, for an add-on of $15 over the price of any book, the music will be available as a digital download. Your Maze of Games experience will be heightened by playing this soundtrack as you wind through the mazes. Reserve yours today.
A musical interlude
In honor of the above announcement, we decided to play a little music ourselves. Puzzle ninja Gaby Wiedling has recorded a brief audiofile for you, which you'll find at the bottom of this update. This file is a word or phrase translated into the musical alphabet, which as you know is quite a bit more limited than our standard alphabet. So you'll have to extrapolate from there. The musical clip is in 9/8 time signature, and is a complete measure. Answering this puzzle will get you the Bandleader badge.
Also, we're off to the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament! Mike and many of The Conundrucopia authors will be at this tournament in Brooklyn from Friday to Sunday. We'll have a booth at the Saturday Puzzle Market there. If you're in the Big Apple this weekend, come by and say hi. We'll also have a big announcement from the tournament for which we hope you'll stay tuned.
Maze of Games Kickstarter Update Puzzle #21
Your journey continues! Here is the next part of your adventure through the maze.
21. He holds an enchanted sack of chestbones! "Hands off!" he shouts. "Don't touch my magi1 3 3 1lse I eat you!"
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