History

Also: for front page news and links from previous months see my old news page.


25/10/97
GJN(e)M 'launched'. Main points of interest being several mazes presented as GIF images, and the blackbox applet. HTML constructed with a wysiwyg editor, rather messy. No frames.

07/12/97
Frames introduced for the maze gallery and odd-one-out page. More mazes and odd-one-out puzzles added (plus solutions). New tile puzzle applet added (including 40 GIF files). Wysiwyg HTML editor abandoned; most HTML tidied or rewritten.

25/01/98
New maze catagory introduced, with two new mazes: Celtic and Pipes. 3D tilt maze and knight's tour applets added. Colour scheme switched to basically black-on-white throughout with a personal background texture. HTML fully tidied and restructured into directories.

19/02/98
Two more 3D tilt mazes added, plus a 2D version introduced, with two more mazes of its own. Tile puzzle rewritten to draw its own graphics (much faster to load). HTML maze added plus a links page, history page and applet information page.

22/04/98
Tilt Puzzles introduced and 2D/3D tilt mazes reworked to make use of the new base classes (all tilt objects now exhibit a reasonable slide/roll motion). Three more tile puzzle tile-sets added.

24/03/99
Just lots of new mazes in maze gallery.

09/10/99
Relaunch of the 2D tilt mazes, with lots of new mazes and an extensive range of multi-goal mazes. Small fixes and enhancements to other Java. One or two new mazes in the maze gallery.

08/12/99
Rolling-block colour-zone mazes (applet) introduced.

12/03/00
Hysteresis mazes (applet) and marble tilt mazes (applet) introduced. Code for 2D tilt mazes revamped to avoid repaint and reload problems.

04/06/00
GJN(e)M rebadged clickmazes (www.clickmazes.com). Maze of life (applet) added, plus a write-up on the development of NEWS and RULES, including colour-box puzzles and link to Grahams lattice puzzles. A couple of updates to the maze gallery.

03/07/00
Plank puzzles added. Applet by Graham Rogers.

13/07/00
New look page launched (design by Brett). Major update to maze of Life page.

13/08/00
Maze of life page updated with findings provided by Carl Hoff (lots of extra goals, analysis, and solutions).

01/10/00
Oskars Dragon maze added, plus updated plank puzzles page.

26/11/00
Link to Graham's interactive maze applet added in the main maze gallery. A little tidying.

03/01/01
No-left-turn maze applet added, plus the all new (old?) attic gallery containing lots of ancient, hand-draw mazes from the archives. Octiamond Maze added to the main maze gallery, plus a special interest page entitled an introduction to structured maze design.

03/03/01
Plank puzzle Fiendish [No.15] added, plus solutions to all tile-puzzles and one new maze in the main maze gallery.

19/05/01
Significant updates to maze of life and plank puzzles, plus a new page covering Oskar's four-bit mazes. Minor updates to other pages, including the addition of several photos of mechanical puzzles designed by Oskar.

23/09/01
New links to FlipTiles & HexaRoll.

18/11/01
Full page for HexaRoll added, plus a new page introducing the Magnetic block puzzles.

17/02/02
Swampbeast puzzles added to the Plank puzzles page. Riding the glider added to Maze of life. New sample page of Cup and pea puzzles. Reference to PuzzleBox added to 2D tilt mazes, along with a page on Bills tilt maze console.

28/07/02
Orientation mazes added, and clickmazes moved officially to Metanate. Old gjnem pages replaced with auto-forward links.

08/02/03
BoxUp puzzles added, plus MegaMazes links, plus latest Maze of Life researches, plus link to Brett's number maze.

18/05/03
Wriggle puzzles added, plus a link to Don O'Brien's Maze Island, plus a couple of new mazes in the Maze Gallery.

10/09/03
Oskar's applets added... 4D maze, parallel-universe maze, counter-step maze. News-items added to maze-of-life, 2D-tilt and plank-puzzles.

03/03/04
New puzzle collection pages added (tilt-collection and oskar's collection). New applet additions: threesome mazes, chain-reaction mazes, polyfold puzzles. And finally an updated/revamped dragon maze page.

21/08/04
Added... Erich Friedman's full-house puzzles, James Hutton's marble-mazes download, Oskar's haunted vending machine puzzle.

13/02/05
XL-up maze added. Link to my interview at puzzlemonster added.

28/07/05
Punt Mazes added. Oskar's Belgian maze added. Two new no-left-turn mazes.

23/01/06
Oskar's Jukebox puzzle added.

20/08/06
Colour-wriggle mazes added. Oskar's active mazes added.

22/04/07
Step-over sequence mazes and print-and-play mazes added and XL-up maze updated.

12/08/07
TJ-wriggle puzzles added, plus river-crossing introductory page.

28/06/09
A selection of new mazes in the maze gallery, plus iTilt (for iphone & ipod touch) introduced

27/09/09
TJ-wriggle for iPhone introduced

30/12/10
Wriggle collection page created. Extreme TJ-wriggle added. Quantum maze added.

21/01/12
Stepping stone mazes added.

17/06/12
BoxUp App launched and new selection of BoxUp puzzles added online.

21/04/13
PuffBall puzzles added.