Category Archives: puzzles

Two Big Things

Two of our projects have recently had some great successes!

Our Global Game Jam game Cuppa Quest is a Finalist in this year’s IndieCade festival, and this past weekend we ran the first paid sessions of Spark of Resistance, our real-life escape the room game.

You can find more info about Cuppa Quest here (and the post I wrote about our GGJ2014 weekend here), and visit the Spark of Resistance site here. (If you’d like more info on escape the room games, I wrote a post of tips for new players and teams.)

I’m looking forward to posting a lengthy writeup of the Spark of Resistance/escape room game design, iteration and construction processes, but for now, I mostly need sleep.

Solving the Black Letter Labs Puzzle in the Seattle Gigapixel ArtZoom

lettersWhen I received a strange email on February 3rd, I had never heard of the Gigapixel ArtZoom, “an interactive multi-billion-pixel panoramic image celebrating the arts in Seattle.”

The email told me there was a hidden puzzle in this “Where’s Waldo of Seattle” and asked for my help solving it; I didn’t know if it was a legitimate plea for help or a message from the game’s creators, but I couldn’t resist finding out more. Continue reading