A PC game, written by R.Wills in C#. Needs .net framework.
objective is to enter the maze and attain enlightening knowledge of
the mathematical mysteries of the Pythagorean Brotherhood. You will
have to pass through three great vaults, then through the
ante-chamber and into the pillared hall of Pythagoras. But beware; to
protect their mysteries the Brotherhood have employed the genius
Daedalus to design mazes of bewilderment in the three vaults. They
have also unleashed Medusa the gorgon,
Asterion the minotaur and Cacochoiristos the pig so that the unworthy
cannot easily pass through these mazes. Lastly, the golden door of
the Pythagoreans will only open to one who has proven themselves
worthy by fully exploring the bewildering mazes; you must be in
possession of the nine goblets of Dionysus before the final door will
open for you.
movement controls are:
keys are chosen for their positions on the keyboard.
or < Sidle left
or > Sidle right
players may prefer to use two hands for controls. In this case, <
and > may be used instead of Q and E for sidling sideways.
the space bar minimises the window which pauses the game.
the gorgon; do not meet her gaze. Look out for red edges on the
screen. A red edge to the left or right means that the gorgon is
looking at you on the side indicated: don't turn that way. A red edge
at the bottom of the screen means that the gorgon is looking at you
also the minotaur. If the minotaur sees you he will charge at great
speed. The only warning will be his bellow. You will not be able to
outrun him but with enough agility you may be able to sidestep; he
will continue his charge as he is unable to stop quickly.
pig is not a threat to your life but he can still be a great
annoyance. If he comes near enough, he will steal a goblet from you
and flee with it. You will have to be swift to catch him and recover
you have entered the hall of Pythagoras and touched any one of the
you will have achieved enlightenment and won. This really ends the
game, but if you wish you can go back to wander in the maze vaults.
The gaze of Medusa and the horns of Asterion will then no longer be
able to harm you, and Cacochoiristos will not steal from you.
may help you to know that Daedalus will have placed no more than
three goblets in each vault. If he has not placed all nine goblets in
the three vaults, he will have left the remaining ones in the
ante-chamber. The ante-chamber and the hall of Pythagoras are safe
places because Medusa,
Asterion and Cacochoiristos are forbidden to enter them.
are available by pressing O. The options page allows the game
difficulty level to be set and sound effects to be turned on or off.
It allows you to decide whether the maze is full sized, whether
locked doors are allowed and which creatures you may meet.
the goblets, you may be fortunate enough to find the five regular
polyhedra within the vaults. The Pythagoreans will be interested in
your reports of these.
summary of your previous achievements can be seen by pressing I.
Achievements for today and the last 50 days are listed.
map may be available by pressing M, depending on the options
selected. If not available from pressing M, you may still
occasionally find Daedalus’ notes left lying around in the maze.
The most recent version of Maze is v9.0 .
If you already have the .net framework, you should be able to download this zip file, unzip it
to any folder, and run Maze.exe : Maze Program Zip
that doesn't work, you will need the full installer package. Download
this zip file, unzip it to any folder and run setup.exe : Maze Installation Zip