The Labyrinth - An Immersive Multi-Platform Puzzle Challenge

Created by Ellusion Adventure Games

A crate full of unique physical puzzles, and the story of a lost civilization. Solve the puzzles. Find the treasure. Escape the maze.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Pledge Manager Updates and Repost of the Last Update
12 days ago – Wed, Oct 07, 2020 at 07:25:13 PM

This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read.

Pledge Manager Updates and Quick Announcements
25 days ago – Fri, Sep 25, 2020 at 02:20:22 PM

Hello Puzzlers!

Happy Friday! In this update you will find:

  • Important Pledge Manager Updates
  • News from the production process
  • A New Puzzle Project We Love

Pledge Manager Updates:

  • Thank you so much to the 725 backers who have successfully completed their surveys! We are incredibly grateful for your responses. As a reminder, all backers need to log on to BackerKit in order to receive their pledge.
  • The “Order Lock Date” for the pledge manager is October 10, 2020. The Order Lock Date refers to the date when your add-ons for your pledge will be set, and your payment method will be charged for shipping and any items that you have added in BackerKit. Currently, no backers have been charged for shipping or add-ons, and you can continue to make changes to your order until October 10th. (Charges from BackerKit for shipping and add-ons will then appear as "The Labyrinth" on your bank statement.) 
  • After this date, you can still continue to change your preferred shipping address, up until March of 2021.

The Leather-Bound Solution Log:

  • We have received a few questions about the Leather-Bound Journal Add-on, and wanted to include a follow-up and clarification in this update. The text within the add-on solution log and the standard solution log included with the main game are the identical,  with the add-on being an upgraded leather-bound version of the Labyrinth Solution log included with the game.
  • Collector’s Edition Backers: For backers who pledged for the Collector’s Edition, this edition of the game comes with its own leather-bound version of the solution log, and will be personalized and have an extra bonus puzzle for this edition. 
  • Of course, if Collector’s Edition backers would like to purchase the solution log add-on (for example, to have another copy of the solution log for someone that you are playing with) you are absolutely welcome to do so. If you added the leather-bound solution log onto your pledge in BackerKit and would like to remove it, you can do this as well, by following the original invitation link and removing it from your cart.

Printing and Cutting Begins!

Since our last update, we have been working on:

  • Coordinating orders for wood for the puzzle boxes and mechanical puzzles from mills around New England
  • Finalizing Cut Files
  • Starting to Print the Game Components!
Here’s a spoiler-free peak from our work table at some of the maps included in the Labyrinth puzzles!

New Review:

We recently sent a package of puzzles from the Labyrinth Prequel Experience to the Escape Room Adventure to check out, and their review has been posted. It is always fun to share our puzzles, and we look forward to continuing to post new reviews as they come out. Here is an excerpt from the new review!

“The Labyrinth’s Prequel puzzles are very creative, and though there are a few spots that felt just a bit too vague, the experience is, on the whole, extremely creative and a blast to work through. It is especially cool to see how well designed the props, lore, and puzzles are for this ambitious project, and I look forward to seeing how Ellusion Adventure Games continues to evolve!”


A New Project We Love

Lastly, we would like to take the time to share another puzzle project that we love: The Club Drosselmeyer 1943 Radio Broadcast!  From the creators of the American Society for the Protection of Magical Creatures Puzzle Hunt, the Club Drosselmeyer Radio Broadcast is an interactive puzzle experience, in the form of a vintage radio show. The creators usually host an annual in-person recreation of a WW2-era nightclub, a night jam-packed with puzzles and intrigue for 150 participants. This year, they are adapting their one-of-a-kind experience so that we can still participate. This is a project that we cannot wait to see come to life, and we encourage you to check out their Kickstarter!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/greendoorlabs/the-club-drosselmeyer-1943-radio-broadcast

More Information About Club Drosselmeyer:

Get your friends together for Club Drosselmeyer's Radio Broadcast of 1943! You can test your wits against Herr Drosselmeyer's latest invention, crack some codes and solve a mystery or just pour a sidecar, don your vest and bowtie and listen to the best swingtime holiday radio show of 1943.

These are strange times, we get it: It seems like WW2 has gone on forever. Wasn't this war supposed to be over by the summer? Here you are, stuck at home in December during an air raid drill, listening carefully to the Club Drosselmeyer Radio Broadcast for instructions. But what’s in that mysterious box you were sent? And what’s with all those strange phone numbers?

Don't be downhearted: It's important to keep morale high during these times. Just remember we're all in it together. With blackout curtains. Eating spam and rationing sugar.

  • Play time: 2+ hours
  • Number of players: 2-8
  • Difficulty: variable (there will be a hint system)
  • Theme: Nutcracker, Swing, Radio Show

Check out the Kickstarter Here!


More photos and updates soon to come. Thank you so much for all of your continued support!

Happy Puzzling,

The EAG Team

The Pledge Manager Invites Have Been Posted!
about 2 months ago – Wed, Sep 02, 2020 at 08:50:01 PM

Hello to all of our incredible backers!

In this update, you will find:

  • Information About the Pledge Manager
  • Shipping FAQs
  • Previews of the Add-ons!

This afternoon, invitations for the Pledge Manager were sent to all backers. The BackerKit Pledge Manager is the place to confirm your shipping address, pay any shipping charges, and browse through the campaign's add-ons. All backers will need to use the BackerKit email link to confirm their shipping information before their pledge can be fully processed.

Important Information and FAQs

Accessing the Invitation Email:

  • The BackerKit invite will be sent to the email address that you use for your Kickstarter account. Please check your spam folder for it as well. 
  • If you do not receive an email invite by September 5th, please message us (ellusionadventuregames@gmail.com) and we can sort out the issue.

Answering the Survey Questions:

  • The first item in the Pledge Manager involves answering a series (1-4) of survey questions related to your pledge. This is also the place where Collector’s Edition backers can enter their personalization information.

Shipping:

  • Shipping costs are automatically calculated based on your specific region, and follow the costs outlined on our Kickstarter page. As stated on the campaign page, we offer customs-friendly shipping to backers in the US, UK, EU, Canada, Australia, and China. Backers outside of these regions will be responsible for paying any additional customs charges or taxes when rewards ship.

Shipping Addresses:

  • Please also use the Pledge Manager to enter the shipping address where you would like your rewards to be sent.
  • When entering your address, please exclude special characters or accent marks.
  • Please also do not include a “+” in your telephone number.
  • You can make changes to your address up until March of 2021. At that point, we will “lock” your address. (Don’t worry---we will send out an additional reminder before the lock date.) After this point, individuals can email us on a case-by-case basis to address additional address changes.

Claiming Your Pledge:

  • All items that you pledged for during the campaign will be automatically included in your cart in the pledge manager. 
  • For example, if you pledged $195 during the campaign as a US backer, you will only have to pay the additional shipping charge in the pledge manager. (You do not need to manually add a copy of the Labyrinth game into your cart from the list of add-on items, unless you would like to purchase an extra copy.)

Stretch Goals:

  • Were all unlocked!
  • Are automatically included in your pledge. There is no need to add them in the Pledge Manager. 😊

Add-on Items:

  • The pledge manager is also the place where you can check out the campaign’s bonus items, which include three new rewards: The leather-bound solution log, and the Collectors Chest, which comes either completely assembled or unassembled. The add-on solution log is a new version of the journal that is separate from the solution log included with the Standard, Deluxe, and Collector’s versions of the Labyrinth, and is a leather-bound edition that holds the booklet of Labyrinth lore and space for you to record your theories and solutions.

The Collector’s Chest: Assembled or Unassembled?

  • During the campaign, we received several requests for a Collectors Chest Add-on, and we thought that this was a fantastic idea. Because of the prohibitive nature of shipping larger items (especially internationally), we have decided to offer two versions of the chest: a fully assembled version that can be used immediately, and an unassembled flat-packed version. Please note that the Unassembled Collectors Chest only includes the pre-cut panels, hinges, screws, and assembly instructions. We recommend that backers who would like to purchase this item be fairly confident in their assembly skills, and have a screwdriver and wood glue at their disposal. (We would also recommend using block clamps to hold the panels of the box together while the glue dries.) If you would like to receive the Collectors Chest in the fully finished condition, we recommend selecting the Assembled Collectors Chest Add-On.

More Exciting Updates:

Unveiling the Collectors Chest

During the period where we were waiting for all of the pledges to be fully processed we had the opportunity to spend some time diving back into Etruscan lore, art, and sepulchral designs to create this new prototype for the Labyrinth Collectors Chest. We had a lot of fun workshopping this new design, and are excited to finally be able to share it with you!

The Chest!

The Puzzle Raffle

We received over 100 messages with solutions to the campaign sample puzzles, and loved talking with all of you about how you solved them. Huge congratulations to everyone who cracked them! (and Congratulations to Krista J., the winner of raffle for the bonus puzzle!) If you haven’t had the chance to try out the sample puzzles yet, they are still posted on our social media pages.

Thank you!

That was a packed update, and we appreciate your reading through it! We’ll be sharing more updates and fabrication photos soon. Thank you for all of your continued support, and please reach out if there is anything that we can help you with!

As always, Happy Puzzling!

-The EAG Team

The Campaign Is Complete! Thank you so much!
2 months ago – Thu, Aug 06, 2020 at 09:05:17 PM

We did it! Our final campaign count includes 853 backers, 7 stretch goals (+ 1 bonus goal) unlocked, 35 days, and over 1970% of our original funding goal raised. But of course, this campaign is about so much more than just these figures. It is about this incredible community, and this unique puzzle experience that we are going to build, thanks entirely to your support. From all of your overwhelmingly positive messages, hearing about your experience with the sample puzzles, and the brainstorming sessions for new add-ons in the comments forum, we have enjoyed every minute. We are so excited to share these next steps with you.

What happens now? Over the next few weeks, be on the lookout for an invitation to the pledge manager in BackerKit, where you will be able to record your details for shipping, submit survey information, and check out the add-on store. We’ll make sure to send updates whenever key information, like final shipping addresses, is needed, so there will be plenty of notice ahead of time. 

Keep Your Puzzle Skills Sharp: We’ll be leaving the sample puzzle raffle open until August 15th, so keep playing through the puzzles, checking out the hints, and sending us your solutions!

We will be in touch with campaign updates and fabrication diaries, and will be sharing more with you soon.  As always, if you would ever like to get in touch with us, please don’t hesitate to message us on Kickstarter,  or send us an email. We have loved hearing from you during this past month, and we can’t wait to keep the conversation going.

The entrance to the Labyrinth beckons, and the treasure awaits!

With enormous gratitude,

The EAG Team


P.S.

During the campaign, we gave shout-outs to a few other puzzle experiences that we are love. If you haven’t already, check out some of these other awesome projects, including:

The puzzle experiences from Crack-a-Nut Mysteries, especially their latest offering, S.O.U.P., which we had the opportunity to play recently and thoroughly enjoyed.

Sherlock’s Mysteries, which is still on Kickstarter, and is a superbly-crafted puzzle experience that comes in both a book and tabletop format.

Key Enigma - A package full of mysteries– an Escape Room in a Box that mixes puzzles, narrative, and technology to immerse you in a challenging experience so carefully designed that it may be impossible for you to distinguish reality from fiction.

Milestone: The Final Stretch Goal has Been Unlocked!
2 months ago – Thu, Aug 06, 2020 at 09:03:36 PM

After an incredible 33 days, we are entering the final stretch of the campaign. We have absolutely loved talking with all of you about the Labyrinth throughout the Kickstarter, and have enjoyed reading your messages about your experiences solving the sample puzzles. We are also so happy to be able to announce that the final campaign stretch goal has been unlocked! With this stretch goal, we will be adding one more puzzle box to the Labyrinth, for a grand total of 7 (2 large-scale locked boxes and 5 smaller puzzle boxes) included in the main game. The physical, hands-on puzzles within the Labyrinth are one of the elements that make this experience unique, and we cannot wait to share this new puzzle box with you.

To celebrate our final two days, and unlocking all of the original stretch goals, we are also adding in one new bonus stretch goal! This bonus stretch goal is for one additional artifact for backers (like a new secret pin, challenge coin, or embroidered patch for your team’s expedition) that will be hidden within one of the puzzles, waiting to be discovered. We are huge fans of Easter Eggs in games, and we are excited to debut this bonus goal for our backers.

Thank you all so much for all of your kind messages, comments, and support, and we look forward to these final two days!

Happy Puzzling!

-The E.A.G. Team