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