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4D Maze Game

Welcome to the four-dimensional maze game home page! And yes, that's right the game is quite literally set in a four-dimensional world. A typical passage looks something like this, only larger, because you can use the whole screen, and better, because you can adjust the 3D effect to fit your own eyes.


To view, cross your eyes until the cubes line up, then wait until your eyes refocus.

If you're interested, now would be a good time to download the game. It's free, and lots of fun! Source code and copies of these web pages are also available.

What's in all these web pages, anyway? Well, first of all, if you're still wondering how a four-dimensional game is even possible, there's a short page that explains the idea. Then there's a whole section about things you can see in the maze, along with some notes about various aspects of the four-dimensional world. Finally, just in case the program isn't self-explanatory, there's a reference manual.

One of the best ways to understand the four-dimensional world is to compare it to an analogous three-dimensional world. To that end, the maze game can also be played in three-dimensional mode.

The game has some other notable features, too. It generates a variety of good random mazes. It has lots of options, including several that control how the maze is displayed. It starts in align mode, so you don't get completely disoriented, but allows you to fly around freely if you want. Plus it has lovely source code!

I hope you enjoy the game, it is one of the best things I have ever made.

John McIntosh
November 2002
February 2008

 

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