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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.
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.

Maze of Games: shipping

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We have all physical rewards (except art prints) sorted, signed, numbered, prepped, and ready to go to Penny Arcade for shipping. So we're beginning that process today. We hope to be done with sending out the physical rewards within three weeks. It's a massive job, but our friends at Penny Arcade are more than up to the task.

Importantly, we are no longer accepting address changes. We are presuming that the address you've given us most recently is where you want your rewards sent.

Once we're done with physical rewards, we'll turn our attention to digital rewards and PDFs. Both the soundtrack and the ebook are in process of being built, but we'll hopefully have more info about them in the next couple weeks.

Meantime, I'd like to tell you about some events we're hosting or visiting. 

Seattle-area pickups

We have over 200 backers in the Seattle area, so we're hosting three events to get them their orders. They are at:

  • AFK Elixirs & Eatery (3750 E Valley Rd, Renton), Tuesday, July 8, 6-9 pm
  • Card Kingdom (5105 Leary Ave NW, Seattle), Wednesday, July 9, 6-9 pm
  • Uncle's Games (15600 NE 8th St, Bellevue), Thursday, July 10, 6-9 pm

If you're in that group, you'll get an email from us right away asking you to RSVP. Or you can click on this link to RSVP right now. If you don't, we'll assume you're not coming and will send out your order with the normal batches. These are public events, so please feel free to bring people who you think would be interested in our little book.

Los Angeles perfume launch

Folks who've been waiting for Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab's Gatekeeper perfume are in for a treat: We're launching the perfume at the BPAL Will Call at Dark Delicacies (3512 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank) on Saturday, July 12, 4-7 pm. You will be able to pick up a bottle there. If you can't make it, don't fret! The perfume will be orderable on the BPAL site shortly thereafter.

Other events and new purchases

The Maze of Games team will be at these events in July:

  • The National Puzzlers' League con in Portland, Maine, July 17-20.
  • San Diego Comic-Con in San Diego, July 24-27.
  • ARGFest in Portland, Oregon, July 29-August 1.

We're not sure yet whether we'll have books at those events. Once we have at least most of the physical orders shipped, we will be making hardbacks available for new purchases on the Penny Arcade site. We'll make an announcement when that goes live.

A preview of our next campaign

And now that we're beginning the shipping process, we have an exciting announcement. Later this month (not next month, as this video we shot in June suggests), we're going to make The Maze of Games available in a very different format. Take a look and see if you like this.

More info on that cool thing soon. For now, lots and lots of boxes. Thanks, as always, for supporting The Maze of Games.

Mike and the Sharks

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Comments

    1. Creator Lone Shark Games on July 21, 2014

      We are nearly done with shipping the physical rewards, but we still have a few to go. We are behind on checking off the box on Kickstarter that says a backer's reward has shipped, but hope to be caught up on that in a couple days.

      PDF very soon. Likely within a few days, if all goes well.

    2. Creator furiuzmnky on July 18, 2014

      Hi, any update on shipping notifications? I am in NZ and not sure if you have my correct address so want to know when to intercept on arrival here. Thanks! James

    3. Creator Adam M on July 16, 2014

      So should I be expecting to get a shipping notification via email? How do we get hold of the PDF?

    4. Creator Russ Luzetski on July 15, 2014

      Got it! Beautiful - love the book. Don't want to write on it, though (as we have two people in the house who both want to do it), so we're waiting on the PDF. :-) Great job, folks. It's absolutely wonderful!

    5. Creator Lone Shark Games on July 2, 2014

      Not at all ready, I'm afraid. We are at least three weeks out, possibly more, on the ebook.

    6. Creator Andre on July 2, 2014

      So where's the download link for the ebook version

    7. Creator Lone Shark Games on July 2, 2014

      That is the intent, but we shall see how overwhelmed we get.

    8. Creator Matthew on July 2, 2014

      So excited that the Books are shipping! Hopefully I can get mine before Comic-Con to bring on over to your booth. By any chance will you be sending out shipping notices to everyone so we know when our specific order is being sent out? I know this may be difficult due to the volume of packages.

    9. Creator Lone Shark Games on July 2, 2014

      No, we're going to try to do that all through BPAL. Still working out details.

    10. Creator Firelle on July 2, 2014

      Will the $5 off the BPAL coupon ship with the book?

    11. Creator Lone Shark Games on July 2, 2014

      John: Sorry, we just weren't ready for that. We hope to have the ordering site up within a couple weeks. These things turn out to be more complex than we would like sometimes.

    12. Creator greentiger on July 2, 2014

      Is there any way to have my address validated/changed? I just got back from a vacation of over two weeks making it impossible to do this step.

    13. Creator Lone Shark Games on July 2, 2014

      I'm going to keep details about the audiobook secret for the next week or so, including how Marian Call, Kirby Krackle, and Paul and Storm are involved in the project.

    14. Creator John Davis on July 2, 2014

      What happened to the plans to make upgrades to existing orders available prior to shipping that you posted about in May?

    15. Creator Peter Schott on July 2, 2014

      Glad to hear that the items will ship shortly. I'd really hoped Puzzazz would have finished an app for non-iOS devices by now so we could enjoy the product that way, but that's not under your control. I have the PDF so can use that (couldn't justify the full book, though it looks great!).

      Audiobook - I'd have to get more details. Part of it sounds great. Part of it sounds like something I wouldn't be able to use well as most times I tend to be driving or distracted when trying to listen to audiobooks. Cool that Wil Wheaton is narrating, though. I have no idea how he finds time for all of the things he seems to do.

    16. Creator Stephen Staver on July 2, 2014

      When you said "audiobook" I almost fell out of my chair. That is so awesome.
      When you said "narrated by Wil Wheaton", I.. I have no words. THIS IS SO FREAKING AWESOME!!!
      I cannot wait. I cannot wait.