News on the Logic Puzzle Front
Sorry it’s been a while since our last update! May was eaten up mostly by vacation days and a sick cat, and before we knew it, June was here. On top of that, we’re in the busy phase of putting together our next book – a follow-up to Puzzle Baron’s Logic Puzzles to be released sometime around Q1 2011. The new book will follow the same structure of the first volume – 200 logic puzzles of varying difficulty, including real-life solving statistics on each. We’re also including a few more easier puzzles in this volume, thanks to user-feedback on the first book.
So it’s heads down on that until around mid- to late-July in order to meet the manuscript deadline.
After the new book is wrapped up and sent to the publisher, we’ll be refocusing our efforts on a major upgrade to Logic-Puzzles.org – which will include not only a site redesign (to bring it in line with our newer template) but also a radical infusion of new, never-before-seen puzzles. We’re in the middle of rebuilding our puzzle generator from the ground up to incorporate several user requests and suggestions we’ve received over the past two years. Namely:
- Wider variety of puzzle sizes. To-date its been only 4×4 and 4×5 puzzles, but we’ll be expanding into other sizes, such as 5×5, 4×6, 5×6 and possibly even larger ones.
- New clue types and solving logic. Our new puzzles will be incorporating some new types of clues not used before on the site, and some will require solvers to make logical deductions never before required. So get ready for some new challenges!
- Wider variety of people, places and things. We’re working on vastly expanding our descriptive database so that you won’t get quite so many repeated categories and items.
- Revamp the hints button. We’ll admit it – the hints feature needs some work. We’ll be rebuilding it from scratch to ensure that you get the hints you need when you get stuck on a puzzle.
Look for all this to start up around August 2011…