Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Maze construction nears completion

Maze construction nears completion

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published: May 24 2010 10:10 AM updated:: May 24 2010 10:13 AM
Gatlinburg - Ober Gatlinburg's newest attraction, a 4600 sq. foot Amaze'n Maze, is scheduled to open for their guests on Memorial
The maze, with all its twists, turns and dead-ends, is more than just getting lost.
All ages can sharpen their navigational skills while competing against their family, friends and the clock.
Upon entering the maze, each guest will be issued a passport which they stamp at checkpoints as they work their way to the exit and clock their time.
The maze is being constructed by Greg Gallavan with Amaze'n Mazes of Winter Park, Colorado, and is one of only 30 installed in the United States, Canada and Spain.
Until 1996, mazes were typically made of wood until Gallavan developed plastic panels for a maze he installed in Steamboat Springs, Colo. The lightweight panels were more durable than wood and could be customized with different colors and logos. One year later, Gallavan introduced his first all-plastic maze.
Earlier this spring, Ober Gatlinburg added an indoor carousel. Other activities include the 120 passenger Aerial Tramway, Wildlife Encounter, indoor ice rink, Alpine Slide, scenic chairlift, three water raft rides, shops, restaurant and lounge.
This past winter, Ober Gatlinburg experienced a record-breaking ski season with 100 days of skiing and snowboarding due to the 50-plus inches of natural snowfall and colder than normal temperatures.
For more information, call 1-800-251-9202 or go to obergatlinburg.com.

Maze of Monkey Illusion - 2009 By Yonatan Frimer
Optical illusion maze caused by conflicting horizontal and vertical lines.

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Maze just for you, created by Yonatan Frimer

'The Mirror Maze' Review – Ow, My Brain Hurts

'The Mirror Maze' Review – Ow, My Brain Hurts

posted by Eli Hodapp on May 25th, 2010 4:34 AM EDT in $0.99, Games, Puzzle, Reviews, iPhone games, iPod touch games

Re-posted by Yonatan Frimer

Last weekend, Assyria Games' unleashed The Mirror Maze [$1.99] on the App Store. Like any good puzzle game, the entire premise of The Mirror Maze can be explained in a single sentence: Control a red and a green ball, and get each of them in to their matching color zones on the other side of the screen.

This goal is accomplished by touching where you want the red ball to go. The green ball then goes in the opposite direction. The first few levels are very easy, and it doesn't take you long to understand the remarkably simple concept of the game. This is the exact moment that The Mirror Maze starts throwing increasingly difficult mazes at you which require a surprising amount of brain power to complete once the levels advance to the point of not being symmetrical at all.

Not only do the mazes become completely asymmetrical, but they eventually start being composed of both moving barriers and the warp gates seen above which act like little portals warping your ball between them. All of these obstacles must be successfully avoided using a single input for both balls, and it's really surprising how much thought goes in to figuring out the movements of both balls using a single touch input.

The Mirror Maze has online leaderboards powered by Agon, and while there are currently only 36 levels included in this version of the game, the following gameplay trailer makes mention of more levels coming soon:

There have been a ton of maze games released on the iPhone, but few offer much variation on just getting a single ball to the end of a maze. It would be nice if there were more levels, and there is an odd pause as mazes reload upon each retry (of which there will likely be many), but The Mirror Maze is worth trying just to see how difficult it can be to not only avoid obstacles with the ball with regular controls but also constantly thinking in reverse while you manage the other ball.

App Store Link: The Mirror Maze, $1.99

Friday, May 21, 2010

Oil won't grow on trees, by Yonatan Frimer

Maze Cartoon Oil Growing on Trees - By Yonatan Frimer

Oil growing on trees getting harmed by BP oil disaster, by Yonatan Frimer maze cartoon, political maze

Editorial cartoon maze of a tree that grows oil, and a hard hat worker tells a suit that "This kind of tree won't survive if that oil slick damages the environment" Created by Yonatan Frimer.
Click here for a printable, hi-res version of this maze
Click here or on the image for the solution to the maze.

Can't get enough of these mazes? check out these links for more maze fun:
Team Of Monkeys maze Cartoons
Ink Blot Mazes - Maze Art
Subscribe to a daily maze on Go Comics
Buy maze art for your home or offices

This maze topic in the news:

Despite the partial success of the new siphon British Petroleum is using to help stop an undersea oil gusher in the Gulf of Mexico, the company admits the actual cost of the environmental catastrophe remains quite high.

On May 10, BP reported the price tag at $350 million. In a fresh statement on May 17, cost... (Read More)


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

2010 was a good year for those with lastname Cameron

Editorial Cartoon Maze: 2010, Year to be a CameronJames and David Cameron maze cartoon

Cartoon maze editorial both David Cameron, the new prime minister of England and of James Cameron, who produced and directed Avatar, a movie that has broken many records for generating the most revenue. 2010 sure is a good year if your last name is Cameron.
Can't solve the maze? Click here for the maze solution

Want more maze cartoons like this? Check out these sites:
Team Of Monkeys Maze Cartoons
Political Maze on Comic Sherpa, by Yonatan Frimer
Maze art on ink blot mazes, by Yonatan Frimer

Maze cartoon's topics in the news:

David Cameron is new British Prime Minister Hasan Suroor

Britain's new Prime Minister David Cameron (left)

LONDON: Britain's first post-war coalition government, with Conservative leader David Cameron as Prime Minister and his Liberal Democrat counterpart Nick Clegg as Deputy Prime Minister, took office on Wednesday, promising to give the country a “historic new direction” as the sun set on the 13-year Labour rule with Gordon Brown's dramatic resignation on Tuesday.

There was relief in...(Read more)

"Avatar" Could Become Highest-Selling DVD Ever

Avatar Could Become Highest-Selling DVD Ever
In less than three weeks, James Cameron's "Avatar" has become the best-selling title ever in a comparable period, with almost 20 million copies sold worldwide. The film has also sold 6.2 million Blu-ray units, which...(Read more)

Want more maze cartoons like this? Check out these sites:
Team Of Monkeys Maze Cartoons
Political Maze on Comic Sherpa, by Yonatan Frimer
Maze art on ink blot mazes, by Yonatan Frimer

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Greece Economy explained in cartoon maze by Yonatan Frimer

Maze Cartoon on the Economy of Greece.

Maze Cartoon for Editorial use on the Economy of Greece. A 747 marked "Economy of Greece" flys while chained to two bags of debt that are carried by the IMF and EU. Created by Yonatan Frimer

You can check out more of Yonatan Frimer's maze art at:
Political Cartoon Maze
Maze Art
Maze art for sale
Maze Blog
Another Maze Blog by Yonatan Frimer
And yet another maze blog

Maze Cartoon topic in the news:

EU/IMF Greece Plan Sees Around EUR110 Billion In Funding Gap

BERLIN -(Dow Jones)- Greece faces a funding gap of around EUR110 billion over the next three years, according to the details of a bailout plan from the International Monetary Fund and the European Union seen by Dow Jones Newswires Sunday.

Earlier Sunday, Greek Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou said that the new measures imposed to secure access to the unprecedented bailout package are the harshest and most austere ever imposed in European history.

The plan, dated May 2, didn't give details of how much each euro-zone country and the IMF will give in loans.

"We anticipate covering the program's financing requirements with financial support from euro-area member states and the IMF while strengthening access to the private capital market," the document said.

"Notwithstanding the significant fiscal adjustment, we project a public financing gap of around 110 billion (euros), for the program period, which we expect to cover through matching bilateral lending support from euro area member states and through IMF support," said the plan.

According to the document...Read more: