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.