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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.
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The Very Last 100 Maze of Games 1st Editions

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We just discovered we have exactly 100 Maze of Games 1st Editions left in our warehouse. So given that it's Cyberman-Day, we thought we'd do something special with them.

So from now until the end of 2015, every copy of these last 100 books sold will come signed by Mike Selinker and individually numbered from –100 to –1. Yes, we're numbering them in reverse order, counting down to 0. As an added bonus every copy sold between now and Dec. 31st get a Gakekeeper holiday card from Lone Shark Games. While supplies last!

Order them today on Penny Arcade! Because they might be gone tomorrow. And then you will be sad. (And while you're at it, get the Maze of Games audiobook narrated by Wil Wheaton. Because he and it are awesome.)

We announced a bunch of other cool stuff on our Tumblr, including word about our upcoming game The Ninth World. Check it out.

And thanks for supporting The Maze of Games!

Mike and the Sharks

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Unspeakable Words returns

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Hi folks! We're brewing up some new Maze of Games puzzle projects in 2015, but before we do, here's something we're really excited about.

If you haven't played our puzzle game Unspeakable Words, you'll be able to soon. Playroom Entertainment is bringing it back in a brand new deluxe edition, with art by John Kovalic! Details are on this Kickstarter campaign. Come play with your brain!

Here's some nice famous people playing the game.

As always, thanks for supporting The Maze of Games!


Big news on the Maze of Games ebook and audiobook


We have news that we're very happy to share with you. It comes in two parts.

The audiobook is available to everyone

As of today, The Maze of Games audiobook is now available on Penny Arcade. Seriously, you can get it for yourself right now. It's got amazing narration by Wil Wheaton, plus music from Austin Wintory, Paul & Storm, Marian Call, and Kirby Krackle. It's hours of entertainment that goes really well with your hardback, also available on Penny Arcade.

If you didn't see the Kickstarter campaign for the audiobook, it's over here. Lots of details and some delightful sounds from Wil and company. Check it out. Meanwhile, in other big news...

The ebook is done

Puzzazz has finished the ebook, and it's freakin' sweet. Everything works the way that Gaby and I intended for the puzzles to work. Pete's art looks great in the app. All the puzzles are either just as good as they are in the hardback, or even better in a more interactive form. Roy Leban and his talented team did an amazing job.

The book has been submitted to Apple… and now we wait. It could be a couple of days, or a couple of weeks. We just can't know. But what we do know is that once Apple approves, we will be ready to get backers their copies. The book will be imbedded inside the Puzzazz app; you'll need to download the upcoming update of the Puzzazz app to your iPad or iPhone to play with it. (Note that this is just for iDevices now. We don't have a timetable on Android yet.)

So here's what we think will happen. When we get approval, we'll open up the app to backers. We'll send you a Mailchimp invite that will explain how you get the ebook. You'll have a little while to download it in advance before we make it available to everyone else.

We're pretty darn happy about this. I know a lot of you have been waiting for this for a while (us too!), but the extra time made it extra awesome. We're thrilled that we're almost ready to fulfill it. More info when we have it.

Thanks as always for supporting The Maze of Games!

Mike and the Sharks

Austin Wintory's score is now available!


Austin Wintory's orchestral score for The Maze of Games is now available at Austin's Bandcamp site. If you're a backer who sponsored the score, you should have received a message from Bandcamp providing your download codes. If you didn't back the score, we certainly recommend you check it out, and then maybe download a copy if you're inclined. The album is, as Austin put it, "19 minutes of weird." My take is that it's 19 minutes of incredibly challenging, awesome music inspired by the chapters in the book. And, y'know, I might've had my hand in the creation of it too, in that I wrote the lyrics for the score -- and maybe a little bit more. That's all I'll say about that.

Here's a short piece from the album featuring violinist Serena McKinney.

So if you're looking for something to listen to that will bend your brain and satisfy your auditory needs, we'd love it if you'd check out what Austin and his amazing friends created. I think you'll like the results.

Maze at Gen Con and PAX Prime

Your Maze team of Mike, Liz, Gaby, Tanis, Elisa, and audiobook star Wil Wheaton are at Gen Con right now, with the book featured at the Paizo booth (#203). If you're here, come by and say hi to Mike and the crew. We've really enjoyed all the positive comments we've gotten about the book here.

Over Labor Day weekend, we'll be at PAX Prime, in the Uncle's Games booth. You can meet most of the team there.

If you missed out on our audiobook campaign, fret not! We'll have a site up that you can order it not too long after backers get their copies.

Thanks as always for supporting The Maze of Games!

Mike and the Sharks