An anxious mind, struggling to sleep, listens to the crepuscular call of birds as their insomnia continues to plague them. Will this innocuous jar filled with secrets be the key to escaping their torment?
The Nightjar is a project as part of a Secret Santa group for puzzle makers across the world. It has been produced by Enigmailed. It is not for sale, but it would be possible to win one by backing Pouroboros, on Kickstarter now. Further images can be found below.
Enigmailed: The Nightjar is a puzzlecast which ran in October and November. The links to the podcast are below, with the transcriptions of each episode below that.
This shares the story behind building a tabletop puzzle game called The Nightjar. This introductory episode explains why a paper-based puzzle maker is now playing with physical puzzles, and what it is for. It is written and presented by Step Lockyer on behalf of Enigmailed Puzzles. Paper Planes - Durden ft. Airtone by DURDEN (c) copyright 2016 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/DURDEN/55041 Ft: Airtone
Linear, or Non-Linear? In this first proper episode, we look at narrative structure within puzzle games, find out what a puggle is, and have our first podcast puzzle buried in. Good luck.
In this second episode we discover how to make a puzzle from lines, think about the real estate on a label, and find out a latin phrase which is no help at Hogwarts. Like the puzzlecast? Head to www.enigmailed.com for more of the same, but just less audio-based.
In this third episode, which has far more hints and clues that you'd even believe, speaks briefly about the different puzzles and mechanics to be used in The Nightjar. It also pays tribute to James Elliott, Jack Fallows and and (unnamed) Martin Raynsford. Background noise is provided by Saffron the kitten.
In this special bonus episode, Spencer Beebe shares his puzzle game story with us. Spencer is an engaging puzzle maker and has the perfect podcast voice too. His offering sounds intriguing and this is definitely worth a listen. Keep those puzzles secret ;-)
In this fourth episode, we cover whether a game should be reset or not, and how hints and tips operate for this and other games. As ever, there is a discount code buried deep in the text. Good luck! Puzzlecast music by Durden, with background music courtesy of items falling on my car roof (which is otherwise the *perfect* recording studio).