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An interactive puzzle novel written by Mike Selinker, with enchanting illustrations by Pete Venters.
2,630 backers pledged $171,146 to help bring this project to life.

Many ciphers died to bring us these pencils


We just bought a whole lot of paper. That's a good sign. It means we must be making a book or something.

But meantime, we thought we'd show off what arrived in the office today.

So this is what 3600 pencils looks like.
So this is what 3600 pencils looks like.
Some sort of mutant puzzle ninja.
Some sort of mutant puzzle ninja.

There's still a ways to go to put together all our cool add-ons, but getting in Eric Harshbarger's awesome code pencils was a very big step. I thought you folks would like to see.

Extra Life!

A lot of us game designers help out with a project called Extra Life, which is a full-day marathon of gaming on November 2 that benefits children's hospitals. One of the things I'm doing is a celebrity D&D game run by my old pals at Wizards of the Coast. I've just started raising funds for it, and I came up with a thing.

For every $25 pledge above my current donation level of $200, I'll tweet out a thematic puzzle during the game. If you want to solve a bunch of fantasy-based puzzles—you guys like those, right?—kindly head over to my Extra Life donation page and kick in. There's some kids who would really appreciate it.

And thanks for supporting The Maze of Games!

Mike and the Sharks

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    1. Creator Lone Shark Games on October 23, 2013

      Many, many thanks, Sean. Extremely generous of you.

    2. Creator M. Sean Molley on October 22, 2013

      A great cause made even better by D&D and custom puzzles? At the same time? Who could say no to that?