smiteo wrote:ummm... spoiler! I guess with also posting the solution video for blue, things like this don't matter anymore?
Firstly, I take these comments very seriously and would like to address the small group who feel our actions are compromising my puzzle.
The Revomaze has been around for nearly 10 years and I have work extremely hard to dedicate all my time (with no holidays or breaks) to make this puzzle a success.
So you all have no doubt, my intention is to serve my loyal customers and ensure we survive to be able to bring out new puzzles in the future. This requires commercial decisions as well as trying to keep our community happy.
When the Blue Video came out, this had two dramatic effects. The first was for the first time, people could understand what we had produced as the first question we are always asked is "What is it?" and every time we have to say "A Puzzle". Unlike the Rubik's Cube, people get it straight away, the second question is "How does it work" followed by "How do you know when you have solved it".
Every show we have attended, every time people see the Revomaze these are the questions.
So when the Blue Video same out, my first reaction was like yours, disappointment as it has been kept secret for nearly 10 years.
But you are not party to the emails we have received from the 5 millions views, saying how wonderful the puzzle is and how they now understand it. The audience has been opened up to millions of people who now want to try the puzzle (as you know seeing the solution and opening the puzzle is two different things).
So when I read your comments about spoilers I see some of you are offended and that is part of having opinions. My aim for the puzzle has aways been the same to make puzzle that people enjoy. 20,000 puzzles later we are doing that and are still doing so.
Next I will address the words Static and Dynamic puzzles. This has always been described like this, it does not describe what is the dynamic in any detail. Also we described the stamatic puzzles as they contain magnets.
I can see nothing to give away anything from the enjoyment of the puzzles, you still have to find out and solve them.
I am NOT making puzzles for the elite - I am making puzzles for everyone to enjoy.
Commercially, we are making money on the Revomaze, but I am NOT buying cars or taking holidays (fyi Jill and I have not had a holiday since 2005 and I use her car) because all the money is being invested into the company.
The best part of making these puzzles is receiving the hundreds of sincere messages of how the puzzle makes people feel good about puzzling, while I have a handful of people who are not happy.
Let me tell you all, I fully appreciate and will do everything in my power to ensure Revomaze is a success and given a place that the puzzling community enjoy.
We will review what we put out in future to ensure we keep both parties happy but I know a few of you will be unhappy.
Salmon and R2 is being worked on while our engineers are making the puzzles to allow new people to experience the puzzles.
"Inventor of the Revomaze"