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

Global Game Jam 2014: Creating Cuppa Quest

saturdaybrainstormingLast weekend, my friends and I made a perception-inspired game in 48 hours as part of the Global Game Jam. It’s a game for three people, played across two iPad screens and a pair of headphones, that forces everyone to interpret and share information about the game being played. Continue reading

Seattle Puzzle Break, Escape the Room Games & Tips for New Puzzle Teams

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A couple of weeks ago, 11 members of three Portland puzzle teams (Team Snout, Puzzle Underground and my own team Goat Masonry) caravanned up to Seattle to try our hand at Puzzle Break’s escape the room adventure. Continue reading