The Gatekeeper perfume is available! This amazing scent from Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab compliments The Maze of Games in an extraordinary manner. It is based upon our lead antagonist, lovingly distilled by perfumiers Elizabeth Barrial and Brian Constantine. It is unbelievably cool. Here's the BPAL description.
THE GATEKEEPER: A dry perfume, solemn and riddled with ancient, whispered secrets: brittle bones, the well-worn leather spines of forgotten books, crumbling papyrus, and the warm, strange scent of yellowed, crumbling manuscripts. Each 5ml bottle is $26.00.
If you've purchased any Maze of Games hardback or ebook, you can use our backers-only special coupon for $5 off a bottle of The Gatekeeper. You will get a separate email with that coupon information. (Sorry in advance for the multiple emails.)
Here's how you order the perfume.
- Go to the BPAL Gatekeeper page.
- Click "Add item to cart."
- Proceed to check out
- At the top of the form, on the large orange banner, click "View cart."
Fill out your billing and shipping info.
- Choose your payment type, place your order, and enter payment info.
- Bask in the olfactory glory that is The Gatekeeper.
Or, if you'd like to pick it up live, come to our Saturday Maze of Games meetup at Dark Delicacies in Burbank, CA, from 4-7 pm! All the BPAL folks will be there, plus me and fulfillment coordinator Evon Fuerst. Come meet us and pick up your perfume there!
Many copies of the hardbacks, Gatekeeper's editions, pencils, cryptexes, and maps are flying through the air to backers right now. We're maybe a third done, with lots of progress expected next week.
Art prints are still in process. We're still auditioning paper samples and hope to get those into production soon. If you ordered a print, it won't delay your receipt of the books.
After we fulfill all the physical orders, we'll move to fulfillment of the PDF, and then the ebook and soundtrack when those are ready.
Audiobook Kickstarter launch date
We're hoping to launch The Maze of Games audiobook Kickstarter on July 21 at 2 pm PDT. We believe most of the physical rewards will be fulfilled by that point, and since we want people to have access to the audiobook files as soon as possible, we'll be kicking into gear then. We promise that this new Kickstarter will not delay fulfillment of your rewards in any way. And we think you'll think it's awesome.
Thanks as always for supporting The Maze of Games!
Mike and the Sharks