The Ultimo Puzzle

A blog all about the Ultimo Puzzle, by the Ultimo Puzzle staff. Look for updates concerning the project and reviews of other great puzzles.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

The Puzzle Maker's Guide to Puzzles

The Ultimo Puzzle was inspired by the highly acclaimed Enigma Puzzle. In this spirit, I would like to share a really cool guide written by Energythief, Enigma's creator. In the guide, he relates how he actually makes his puzzles. You should note that the Ulitmo Puzzle team (Garrettrub in particular) uses the same technique.

Most of the puzzles I've created in one of four methods: "Top-Down", "Bottom-Up", "Deliberately Instructive" or "Combination". I'll share an example of each, using only the first few levels as examples so as not to give anything major away.
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